Environment

  • Tom Lehrer – Pollution

    Seldom do the circumstances require and endorse the use of the adverb “seldom”, furthermore repeatedly, and even more seldom do the circumstances require and endorse the use of the noun “glee”, furthermore appealing to its original definition, namely a seldom felt emotional state of unconditional delight, happiness, exultation, jubilance....
  • The man who planted trees

    In February 1953, one of the most prominent French authors of the past century, Jean Giono, was writing an allegorical tale. The story would soon after become known to the world as “The Man Who Planted Trees”. Giono was commissioned to write it by an American magazine, which had...
  • Investing in climate

    Global concerns about climate change and the emergence of potential new energy markets such as renewable energy have attracted a great deal of attention. Nothing concentrates the mind as much as crises do and this is why there have been ongoing debates about being climate resilient and meeting climate...
  • Snow Leopard - Marwell Wildlife | by big-ashb

    Why is the mountain ghost disappearing?

    Scientists estimate there are only between 3,920 and 6,390 snow leopards left in the wild. Why are the Mountain Ghosts disappearing? And what's being done about it?...
  • Goldmine in my backyard? Colombian community says no

    When the residents of a small town of Tolima department in Colombia, decided to vote whether they wanted a mega gold mining project in their backyard, first it did not mean much to the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), a multinational company famous for its mega-projects. After a decade-long exploration phase,...
  • Climate change: the tyranny of today over tomorrow

    On 1 June 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, struck at the heart of humankind by withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. Per his argument, the Accord was “unfair at the highest level to the United States” and will inflict a “major economic...
  • Rethinking our economic model

    Ever wondered what happens when you throw something away? Unfortunately, our waste is not always recycled or treated. Our trash in so many cases, goes directly to the landfill and to the ocean affecting the whole planet and interfering in every ecosystem. People, animals and the environment everywhere are...
  • The most beautiful street in the world

    Anyone who flies over Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil, cannot overlook what seems to be a “green river” across one of the most traditional districts of the city below. That “green river” is in fact a short, picturesque street fully...
  • Who made your clothes?

    1138 people losing their life in one factory in Bangladesh was the tip of the horrific iceberg that is the supply-chain of fast-fashion. The clothes we buy have gone on a long journey before they hit store shelves, passing through the hands of cotton farmers, spinners, weavers, dyers, and...
  • Deforesting deforestation

    Beginning with the construction of the Transamazon Highway in 1970s, the deforestation of Brazil’s Amazonia has become a significant global issue, not only because of the biodiversity loss and ecological disruption, but also because of the extensive amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released from burned forests and the loss...
  • The key to “growing your own money”

    There are many companies and researchers who have been working on stoves and other inventions that will allow people to have easy access to alternative cooking methods. Over half of the world still relies on open-flame cooking, which endangers people who inhale harsh smoke and are subject to fire...
  • A futile endevour

    As someone utters the word “sustainability”, what image does it conjure? Is it the vibrant glow of the sustainable development goals beaming with ambition from the website of the UN? Is it a serene, stability-radiating photo of the planet Earth from space? Regardless the powers of your imagination, these...
  • How corruption is destroying the environment

    It is a paradox that living in a globalized world, at a time when we are permanently connected, information is available immediately, and people travel more frequently and further distances, we live our lives in an individualistic manner. It is as if our everyday choices of what we consume...
  • Climate secrets from the past

    Trees contain some of nature’s most accurate evidence of the past climatic conditions. Andrew Ellicott Douglass, a former professor at the University of Arizona teaching astronomy, discovered that trees are sensitive to local climate conditions, such as rain and temperature. Andrew made this discovery in his quest to further...
  • Should Bolivia condemn extractivism?

    Extractivism is a mode of economic accumulation that consists of the removal of raw materials from the natural environment. European colonialism entailed the mass-scale extraction of natural resources from various regions, providing for the development of the world economy. In his book, Indian Givers: How the Indians of the...
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