Entries in environment (127)

Thursday
Feb222018

The Advantages Of Slow  Travelling

Flickr | Iñaki Pérez de AlbénizIf you want to make the most of your holidays, meet a new culture and collect remarkable stories, you might find interesting the concept of slow travelling. It’s less comfortable, it takes more time and you won’t take as many sightseeing pics for Instagram as mainstream tourists. It can be even dangerous and annoying sometimes. So why does this concept attract an increasing number of travellers around the world?

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Tuesday
Feb202018

Zero Waste Inventions You Can  Eat

Flickr | U.S. Department of AgricultureImagine a party without any waste and after cleaning. Imagine your guests getting rid of all the dirty dishes simply by eating them. Edible packaging is a thing now. The inventors’ goal is to create alternatives to plastic that have the same life span as the foods they contain. There is already a variety of products from fancy edible cups and straws to six pack rings.

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Monday
Feb192018

Top 5 Largest Nature Reserves 

The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) are responsible for defining the categories which determine whether an area should be included in the official list of protected areas...

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Wednesday
Feb142018

Books that Inspire an Eco-Friendly  Lifestyle

Flickr | PRORosmarie VoegtliEco-friendly lifestyle brings many new obstacles to daily routines. From struggles with homemade natural cosmetic to arguments with a family about the necessity of recycling or long minutes wasted with searching for the palm oil in the endless ingredients lists. Many bloggers provide great tips on what to do, however, the motivation to change is far more important. These books might help you to find the needed inspiration.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

Sebastião Salgado: A Father of a  Forest

Wikimedia | Fernando Frazão/Agência BrasilSebastião Salgado is a world renowned photojournalist, having captured images from every corner of the earth; he has a collection that spans 45 years. His monochrome images have been noted as a documentation of the human condition, delivering striking images of life in over 120 countries, finding the most unsettling, poignant, eye-opening and perspective-altering shots. They display lives we would not otherwise have known of.  

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Can Technology Solve Climate  Change?

Flickr | Slon PicsA famous philosopher once said ‘technology gives us power’ and the more power we have, the more can be accomplished. But is this power sufficient enough to solve the problem of Climate Change?

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Monday
Feb052018

Top 5  Megacities

Flickr | Alexander BaxevanisA megacity is a metropolitan area with a population more than 10 million people. Believe it or not, we are seeing more and more megacities throughout the years; as of 2017, there are 47 in existence and this number is expected to rise! Here are the top 5 megacities in the world.

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Thursday
Feb012018

What Else Can We Learn About Our  Oceans?

Flickr | Michio MorimotoWe have known for a long time that we don’t know a lot of things. One of the fundamental fears of being human is the need to know everything about our world and our place in it.

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Wednesday
Jan312018

Vehicles in the  Future

Flickr | Taco EkkelAs we know, some of the greatest contributors to air pollution are motor vehicles. They are one of the most prolific, life changing inventions that are deeply ingrained into modern living.

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Coral Reefs Under  Threat

Coral reefs are valuable ecosystems. Believe it or not, they are home to 25% of all marine life, which is over 2 million species! They provide an important barrier against extreme climatic events, where communities across the world consider their existence as essential, not only to ocean health, but also human wellbeing.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

Fears After  Fukushima

Flickr | IAEA ImagebankFukushima is now synonymous ‘nuclear power’ and ‘disaster’. The place was once just a normal town which was then catapulted to fame after the nuclear power plant it housed suffered serious damage in 2011. During the time, people were already on edge about nuclear power due to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and conversations regarding the future of energy, and nuclear energy in particular, had been intense ever since then.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

The Effect of Climate Change on Wetlands 

Wetland ecosystems are integral for the planet. They provide an array of useful ecological services such as preservation of water quality, erosion buffering, carbon sequestration and nurseries for freshwater and marine species. Above all, they are critical for groundwater recharge and inhibit the effects of flooding...

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Thursday
Jan182018

Earth's Most Uninhabitable  Locations

Flickr | Eli DukeAs we continue to voyage beyond our atmosphere into space, we often hear about how Earth seems to be the only planet set up for successful habitation. They may have found traces of water on Mars, or planets similar looking to Earth but nothing has been quite in reach or compared to the abundance of resources we have on our little blue planet.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Disaster After End of Year  Deals

It’s the start of the year and for the last three months we have been bombarded with sale after sale, promising saving after saving. We still have one more month to get our hands on discounted goods as the New Year sales refuse to cease…but are they all worth it?

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Tuesday
Jan092018

Issues of Invasive Species 

Believe it or not, after habitat loss, invasive species are the second most significant threat to biodiversity. In a new environment or ecosystem, invasive species become predators and compete with the existing species, to the extent that they are inhibiting the survival of native plants and animals!

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