At 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 on the Richter scale, and then a devastating tsunami, killed more than 20,000 people destroying the northeast coast of Japan and with it, the central Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The toxic radiation produced has poisoned the Pacific and the threat is growing.
Global warming is becoming more and more irreversible and the disastrous consequences of all this climate change on the planet go far beyond rising sea levels. Many animals are losing their natural habitats and have joined the IUCN Red List forever, one of them being the charismatic koala.
In the face of the terrifying lack of interest of the rulers to reverse environmental destruction, citizen proposals for change and resistance are growing in the world.In Argentina, social movements are confronting giants of agro-industry, mega-mining and land clearing, with concrete actions and effective.
The world continued to increase the amount of carbon dioxide - heat-trapping gas - it pumped into the atmosphere during 2019, but not as quickly as in the previous two years. According to a published study, a surprise drop in coal use in The United States and Europe helped curb growth in global carbon dioxide emissions this year, with demand declining in China and India.
The Earth has not stopped warming, to the point that during the last decade there have been increasingly intense atmospheric effects. The year 2019, which has reached a global average temperature of 1.1 ºC above pre-industrial levels, has witnessed greater droughts, intense rainfall, and other extreme atmospheric phenomena, according to the report presented today by the World Meteorological Organization in COP25.
Plastic is invading the planet and seriously damaging ecosystems. Faced with this situation, the artisanal movement “More Clay Less Plastic” arises that seeks to return to the use of ceramics, a material that, once again, can change the world. The movement arises in Italy and seeks to raise awareness about existing alternatives to plastic , using tools made from natural materials, especially clay.
Garlic and garlic oil respectively have been a part of mankind for a long time. Since ancient history, people have used garlic as a kitchen accessory and as a natural medicine. Spicy in flavor and smelling of onion (its close cousin), garlic continues to be consumed for its culinary and health benefits by people around the world.
From a native species, FAUBA researchers developed a material capable of extracting about 100 of this chemical element that affects a large part of our country. They propose the integral use of the crop. In Argentina, various native species of woody bamboo grow, but their cultivation and use is not very widespread.
Diamond & Diamond, a Canadian national law firm, is leading a $ 500 million class action lawsuit against several Roundup manufacturers, including the pharmaceutical company Bayer, the owner of Roundup manufacturer Monsanto, CBC.ca reported Thursday. a herbicide containing glyphosate, a herbicidal chemical commonly used by homeowners to treat lawns.
Australia's meteorological office predicted that the east of the country ravaged by fire and drought will suffer hot and dry conditions this summer, increasing the chances of severe weather events. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warned that the country could expect more heat waves and little rain in the east during the summer, which runs from December to February, after one of the driest seasons in history.
The Amazon lost more forest last year than at any time since 2008. An area 12 times larger than New York City, the five boroughs, was lost in one year due to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, according to the Institute. Brazil's National Space Research Agency, which is the fastest rate of deforestation in more than a decade, and provides the clearest indication to date that the Amazon is being devastated under the leadership of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Days ago Greta Thunberg attended the COP25 climate summit in Spain. At just 16 years old, Greta Thunberg is one of the most prominent characters of the year 2019 for her dedication to combat climate change. She is not the only young woman who participates in the same fight to take care of the planet, but the media tells her they have given all the prominence.
Mining companies operating in the Amazon are poisoning dolphins with mercury. The more than 140 hydroelectric installations and the planning of an additional 160 are also generating dire consequences for the conservation of these cetaceans. The hydroelectric dams isolate the populations of dolphins, disconnecting them from the main channels and their source of food, which are fish. .
It is already known worldwide that the Monsanto Company, acquired by Bayer, is dedicated to the production of agrochemicals and biotechnology. It is the world leader in genetic engineering of seeds and herbicide production, but has incredibly pleaded guilty to illegally using a pesticide banned as highly toxic in its research crops located on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
The planet is suffering from what is known as water stress, a quarter of the world's population could suffer the serious consequences due to the lack of water.The climate crisis, population growth and the increase in irrigated area face the inhabitants the planet to serious problems due to lack of water.
High tide and 4-meter waves are eroding the shores of Lake Michigan in the city of Chicago. City beaches and parks are disappearing under record water levels. Fall gales are sending 12-foot waves against Lake Shore Drive. Federal, state and city agencies are fighting to shield the coastline, and infrastructure repair is taxing a city that already has little money.
New research ensures that the world has an area equivalent to the surface of the United States to plant trees, and that this action could give a positive turn in the dramatic fight against climate change. ETH-Zurich University in Switzerland shows that the space described for planting new trees is much larger than previously thought, and would reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere by 25.
The Greenland ice sheet is melting much faster than previously thought, threatening hundreds of millions of people with flooding and bringing some of the irreversible impacts of the climate emergency closer together. Greenland ice is being lost seven times faster than it was in the 1990s, and the scale and rate of ice loss is much greater than predicted in comprehensive studies of global climate science by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to the data.
The European Parliament has declared a global “climate and environmental emergency” as it urged all EU countries to commit to zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.The vote came as scientists warned that the world could having crossed a series of climatic tipping points, resulting in "a state of planetary emergency."
Recycling actions are a way to ensure the care of the environment. For this reason, and added to an innovative possibility of empowering unemployed women so that they can get ahead, “Bottles that Empower” was born. What is it about? Its name already gives us a clue, it is a program that has The objective is to give a new use to plastic bottles that otherwise end up in the trash after being used.