Entries in environment (140)

Friday
Apr202018

QUIZ: Can You Guess The Year Scientists Predict These Environmental Events Will  Occur?

Image adapted from original by NOAA's National Ocean ServiceAs Earth Day 2018 approaches, it's the perfect time for us to reflect on the environmental issues our world is facing. Although we've experienced some successes in previous years there is still much more to do to mitigate our environmental impact on The Earth.

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Tuesday
Apr172018

Earth Day 2018: An Opportunity To Befriend The  Planet

Image adapted from original by Norman KuringIt’s no surprise that the motto of this year’s Earth Day is ‘End Plastic Pollution’. The scientific concern about more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 is being voiced more often than ever before. Plastic waste has become a media newsbeat and even supermarkets are reacting to the trend.

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Tackling Fast Fashion With Zero Waste  Design

Image adapted from original by Peter GriffinThe number of people that are concerned about the consequences of their consumption is growing and it is no surprise that the fashion industry is attempting to respond to this trend.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

Get Inspired By Sustainable  Art

Image adapted from original by Ed BiermanArts and crafts are irreplaceable activities that stimulate our creativity and help our minds to relax. The process of creation is without doubt very beneficial; however, it sometimes creates an excessive amount of unnecessary waste.

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Wednesday
Mar282018

Tigers and Elephants Over Palm  Oil

Wikimedia Commons | A. C. ShapirTesso Nilo National Park, located in Sumatra, Indonesia is a biodiversity hotspot for mega fauna species including critically endangered Sumatran tigers and elephants. However this ecosystem is severely threatened by illegal logging and palm oil plantations.

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Monday
Mar262018

Traditional Chinese Medicine: No Miracle Cure for Endangered  Species

Flickr | Oregon State UniversityTraditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is having a profound impact on some of the world's most endangered animals. A huge number of people rely on this form of medicine which has existed for more than 3000 years.

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Monday
Mar262018

Why Gardening  Matters

Flickr | Florian BugielCommunity gardens are popping up around the world. They gain a large popularity especially in cities where inhabitants usually lack the connection with nature.

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Monday
Mar192018

Children's Books About  Nature

Flickr | Boston Public LibraryThe Little Prince or Harry Potter series prove that children books conquer the hearts of little readers as well as the grown up ones. The books we’ve listed in this article carry important messages for any age groups.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Your Guide to Shopping in Zero Waste  Stores

Flickr | just_a_cheeseburgerThe bright side of the plastic pollution problem is that every individual has the power to contribute to its solution. Reducing your plastic waste is not as difficult as it might seem at the beginning.

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Thursday
Mar082018

Top 5 Art Exhibitions About The  Environment

Flickr | Ruth HartnupArt often reflects on and reacts to current political and social situations, as it has power to influence their development. Therefore, it’s not surprising that environmental issues are a major source of inspiration for today’s artists.

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Wednesday
Mar072018

The Laws and Wars on Plastic  Straws

Flickr | Horia VarlanIf you have even a slight interest in environmental issues and read our blog regularly, you probably know about most of the negative effects of plastics on the environment.

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Wednesday
Feb282018

Ecovillages: What Are They All  About?

Flickr | Eli DukeIn the shade of climate change and ecological crisis, ecovillages serve as a great practical example of sustainable living. However, the technological innovations aren’t their most important contribution to ecological solutions.

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Monday
Feb262018

Top 5 Environmental  Philosophers

Flickr | Fronteiras do PensamentoEnvironmental ethics is concerned with interactions between humans and the natural world. It includes various approaches from anthropocentrism to biocentrism. According to the philosopher Erazim Kohák, the term is new although the principles of environmental ethics were always present in the society.

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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.

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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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