In her hands, teacher Sandra Pascoe Ortiz holds a plastic strip, stretches it a little, turns it around, wraps a small box with it and places it with other samples of similar texture, all created from cactus juice. Pascoe, a research professor at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (Univa) in Guadalajara, works on the development of a nature-friendly bioplastic, created from succulent plants.
It is not enough for transgenic companies to have a monopoly on commercial seeds and invade our fields and food. In addition, they want less and less regulations and incidentally to deceive people with other names for their new biotechnologies, trying to separate them from the generalized rejection of GMOs.
In Jujuy they enabled mining in areas of communities that were not consulted. The assemblies denounce environmental impact and water risk. "White gold", they named lithium, a mineral used in cell phone batteries, computers and electric cars. Scientists, officials, businessmen and journalists call to exploit this "natural wealth" present in the salt flats of Jujuy, Salta and Catamarca.
The first two revolutionary full-time water collectors have been installed in Sydney, one in Darling Harbor and one on the Parramatta River, less than a year after the Seabin Project first demonstrated its ingenious floating garbage containers. in Australian waters.
Widespread and sometimes drastic marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species, a trend that will continue with climate change Escaping predators, digestion, and other animal activities, including those of humans, require oxygen. But that new ingredient is no longer so easy for marine life to obtain, several new studies reveal.
A UN report on species under threat presents alarming data on the loss of biodiversity on Earth. It's time for humanity to take notice. Fields Being Sprayed With Pesticide "Farm fields are being sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, which filter the soil and kill vital pollinators such as bees, birds and bats."
“Food in the nude” is the campaign that aims to eliminate plastic packaging in fresh food from New Zealand supermarkets. Food producers signed a declaration in which they commit to eliminate plastic packaging, and if a wrapper is necessary, that these be, along with the reusable, recyclable or compostable labels 100 before 2025.
Carnival is approaching and the minds of costume lovers begin to smoke in search of originality and showiness. Calling attention to elegance, joy and sensuality is one of the keys to these dates, so choosing an idea and making the corresponding suit requires time.
The Feriazos are the way in which land workers managed to openly raise their claims in the cities, and at the same time allow the urban population to access fresh vegetables at 10 pesos. Today, Friday, February 15, the Union of Workers of the Earth was preparing to carry out two fairgrounds in the City of Buenos Aires.
Asgard Psychiatric Hospital, in the Norwegian city of Tromso - ABCH It was pressure from patients that led the Government to open the world's first drug-free psychiatric treatment section After Murmansk in Russia, Norway's Tromso is the second largest city in the world. Lapland. Here at 1.
On March 5, World Energy Efficiency Day was celebrated, an event that tries to make us reflect on the use - rational or not - that we make of energy, and on the need to establish consumption parameters and limits that respect our environment and even our health. A study carried out by success.
Statement from the Ríos Vivos Antioquia Movement regarding EPM's decision to close the floodgates of the Hidroituango powerhouse, killing the Cauca River. As communities affected by Hidroituango, we express to national and international public opinion our deep sorrow for the environmental and social crime it is committing in a malicious way Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), against our employer Mono (the Cauca river, the beautiful Bredunco), the second most important in the country on which we depend about 10 million people, we would NEVER ask, with the fallacious argument of protecting ourselves, murder the river that gives us life, on which our culture, food and economy depend.
North American cities will be some of the coldest places in the world this week. To say that the upper half of North America is cold right now would be like saying that the Sun is hot. A polar vortex has caused extremely cold winds to spread across the country, promising record temperatures, well below freezing.
New York-based startup Recycle Track Systems (RTS) is helping revolutionize the way commercial waste is collected, sorted and recycled. Dubbed the “Uber of trash,” RTS works with local and independent haulers by outfitting your vehicles with patented routing technology.
ECLAC urges all the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to sign and ratify the Escazú Agreement
On the first anniversary of the adoption of the Escazú Agreement, the Executive Secretary of the organization, Alicia Bárcena, publishes an open letter in which she emphasizes the relevance of this first environmental treaty in the region. Today, March 4, the first year of the adoption of the Regional Agreement on access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, known as the “Escazú Agreement”, in reference to the municipality of Costa Rica in which 24 countries of the region concluded in 2018 six years of negotiations to achieve what today constitutes the first environmental treaty in the region.
Today Tuesday we will be able to observe the brightest snow Supermoon of the next seven years. This full moon is called "snowy" because it occurs in a period of heavy snowfall in the northern hemisphere and was thus baptized by some North American native tribes. This will be possible thanks to a particularity of the translational movement of our satellite around the Earth.
The block making machines are in charge of the manufacture of concrete blocks that will later be used in the construction sector for the construction of all types of infrastructures. The security of the millions of people who will enter those buildings, cross those bridges and enter those tunnels will depend on the strength of these concrete panels.
"Major political debates have failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage." Human pressures on Earth have introduced "a new domain of risk" to global civilization, comparable to the 2008 recession. warns a report released Tuesday.
At the first symptoms of illness, we ran to the doctor. We want to heal quickly, we take pills, syrups, they give us injections. We just want to feel better right away, but in Scotland, things are changing, doctors can prescribe, in addition to drugs, a dose of Nature.
"Respect for animals" is the name of the new subject that will be implemented in the schools of Aragon, Spain, as part of the "Animal World" program. The Department of Education, Culture and Sports made the proposal in order that students stop seeing pets as objects of entertainment, which can be discarded or mistreated.
This is an ancient practice, very effective in maintaining good health. It's as simple as putting oil on the belly button, the navel. According to Science, the first part created after conception is the navel. After it is created, it is attached to the mother's placenta through the umbilical cord.