By Lidia Fernández Good design encompasses a multitude of fields. Where there is a lack or there is a concept that can be improved, design has room to bring that extra value to products, spaces or services, this is the case of the Smart Highway created by the Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde in the Netherlands .
Air pollution is a powerful killer. Do you need proof? Consider these facts: In the United States alone, about 200,000 people succumb to ailments caused or exacerbated by toxic air. Air pollution has been linked to a variety of debilitating health conditions, from coronary heart disease to strokes.
If more than 45 greenhouse gases come from the industrial agriculture chain, mainly due to the large amount of fuel used to transport food, why is it that when we talk about combating climate change we are not talking about food sovereignty? The secret is in the food.
Researchers from the Universities of Córdoba in Argentina and Xiamen in China develop a new battery made of magnesium that uses vanadium and chromium to increase its potential. It would be an alternative to lithium, given the scarcity of this material. According to reports, the first tests with the product have been satisfactory.
A major global study on life expectancy has found that a child born today, whether in Melbourne or Mumbai, faces multiple and lifelong damages from climate change, growing up in a warmer world with risks of food shortages. , infectious diseases, floods and extreme heat.
The climate crisis is in the spotlight now more than ever, so we consulted experts on how to bring climate discussions to those who see the world differently. The climate crisis is gaining more space in the media every day and social media, and that means it will likely appear at family events or during the holidays.
According to the WMO, an agency of the United Nations, this decade has been the hottest on record so far. In 2019 alone, temperatures have been 1.1 degrees Celsius above average in the pre-industrial era between 1850-1900 and this year has been among the two to three warmest ever recorded.
The promotion of traditional and indigenous diets can help advance towards the establishment of a food system that respects the environment, culture and well-being of people, fundamental conditions for sustainable development. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Agriculture (FAO) held an event on Wednesday at its headquarters in Rome in which it advocated disseminating information about these diets around the world to raise awareness about how they favor the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In different regions of the planet the effects and impacts of climate change are already evident (ocean acidification, retreat of glaciers, extreme droughts, torrential rains, floods, environmental disasters, etc.). But neither the lengthy 5th IPCC report 1 nor other very serious studies that confirm this, along with the commitments and goals of the Paris Agreement (COP 21 of 2015) 2, accelerate the measures and concrete actions of the international community, in particular of the industrialized and emerging countries of the G-20 that concentrate the highest global GHG emissions (79).
Groundwater represents the largest source of fresh water on the planet. So far it has not been greatly affected by climate change, but that may change in the coming decades, a team of researchers found. Groundwater systems are expected to take much longer to respond to climate change than surface water. , which means that in many parts of the world the marked changes caused by climate change could take up to a century.
Everything from what you eat to where you live and work affects your microbiome. That's why research indicated that access to healthy microbes is linked to social and economic inequalities.Our bodies are home to a large number of tiny organisms, collectively called the microbiome, that are essential for human health and longevity.
“Industries that have fueled the climate crisis, funded climate change denial, and hampered just climate progress for decades must pay for the damage they caused. Holding them accountable is as much about legal and economic responsibility as it is about the obligation to end the practices that led this crisis from the beginning. "
Cities do not have to be at odds with people's health and well-being. Pollution can be fought with blue and green areas accessible to all The cities we want must be designed for people and become places where they can live well and healthily, something that does not happen today, since the car and its polluting emissions They are the masters and lords of the cities.
The planet is undergoing one of the biggest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct, but what could be even more concerning to humans, plants and animals is the speed of the change. Stanford warn that the likely rate of change over the next century will be at least 10 times faster than any climate change in the past 65 million years.
"Despite calls to 'save the planet' and the recent rise of 'climate activism,' few countries have launched a program aimed at radically reducing carbon emissions." As the ecological crisis deepens and brings us to the famous "tipping point" - which brings us closer to a planetary catastrophe - they try to convince us that the "greening" of the world economy will lead us away from a very dark future.
The scientific efficacy of this vaccine will only be determined between the years 2025 and 2030 because research began in the 2000s. From its inception to the appearance of Cervical Carcinoma (CUC), it takes an average of 25 to 30 years. HPV definitely does not cause (CCU); Multiple risk factors are involved in the appearance of this pathology, among them it is suspected that it may be HPV.
Brazilian and international civil society denounces the forestry offsets of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
On Monday, December 9, more than 70 organizations signed the “COP 25 - No to forest compensation in article 6 of the Paris Agreement”, in which they defend Brazil's historical position against forests in the carbon market . Social movements, environmental NGOs, representative bodies, indigenous organizations and traditional communities expressed their support.
Diego Montón, member of the Union of Landless Rural Workers of Mendoza and delegate of Via Campesina to the United Nations, participated in a day of work and reflection together with the deans of the FFyH and the Faculty of Social Sciences, leaders of the Campesino Movement of Córdoba, CELS and the DD Work Table.
Nearly a quarter of the world's pigs are expected to die from African swine fever (ASF), and Chinese authorities have already warned that the country's pig population was 40 lower this year. European food safety officials have said that Southeastern European countries, including Croatia and Greece, were at higher risk of ASF spreading through their pig herds.
Plastic pollution is a global problem, with piles of debris along coastlines, on roads, in landfills, and floating in waterways. Environmentally conscious companies are looking for ways to clean up clutter while looking for methods to recycle plastic waste into other products.
The links between the laboratory and the ground workers will be critical. The future of agriculture depends on them, and our livelihoods on it. Phosphorus, an essential nutrient for crop growth, may have been the first element to be discovered chemically, but it is one of the most difficult to trace.