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The importance of bees on our planet

The Human-Made Impact on the Bee’s Lives Insect pollinators are a key element for the equilibrium of the ecosystems that surround us, and bees are an important subgroup because they are responsible for pollinating around 60 to 70 percent of the world’s total flowering plant species. However, extinction rates have jumped from 100 to 1,000 […]

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Renewable energy is overtaking fossil fuels in Europe

The structure of energy consumption is changing across Europe Fossil fuels seem to be integrating the whole meaning of their name by increasingly becoming something of the past. With renewable energy claiming a more prominent place, climate goals are carried through a fresh air of hope. But the wind is still modest: asymmetries between countries’ […]

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“Foodprint” – The Environmental Impact of Human Diet

Food has been increasingly feeding climate change – not just our bodies: it is currently the main contributor to the Ecological Footprint in many parts of the world. The detrimental effects of our dietary patterns on Planet Earth’s health have even surpassed those of fossil fuels in the transportation sector for a significant proportion of […]

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RheEnergise: the potential of a startup within the energy storage sector

Understanding opportunities and practical examples within the energy storage sector In at least two-thirds of the world’s countries, solar and onshore wind power are already the cheapest alternative energy sources. Nevertheless, the sun does not always shine, and the wind does not always blow. One of the main drawbacks of renewable energy is its intermittency, […]

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The Story Of Wangari Maathai And Her Legacy

A fundamental lesson from tree planting and how we can contribute A big fire breaks out in the forest. All animals run out, overwhelmed and powerless. They stand there, staring at the fire, feeling as if there was nothing they could do. A little hummingbird instead flows to the nearest stream, picks up a drop […]

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Zero Waste Movement

What is the Zero Waste Movement? The Zero Waste movement is not new. Many of the ideals of this movement can be traced back centuries. Our grandparents and parents will probably remember a time when they returned milk bottles to the store, or used reusable bags, containers, and jars in the kitchen and at the […]

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Climate Inequality

The world’s poorest are the ones hit the hardest by climate change Introduction All countries will face the impact of the rapidly escalating climatic problems, but some will way more than others. This is unfair considering that the wealthiest countries reaped off the benefits of emission-intensive economic growth and failed to act timely to reverse […]

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The Green Recovery

No country was duly prepared to tackle the pandemic when it first broke out. As the virus spread quickly everywhere and the number of infected individuals worldwide kept growing exponentially day by day, healthcare systems in developed countries came under enormous strain. The shortage of trained personnel and medical equipment, coupled with the lack of […]

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How markets and firms are reacting to the increase in demand for vegan products?

Veganism is a lifestyle adopted by more and more people every year. There are many reasons for a person to stop eating and consuming goods which come from animal productions. Although some people argue that veganism should be an individual choice, others think it is an extreme position which can damage some industries, leading them […]

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Is AI the solution to achieving the Development Goals on sustainability?

The lack of progress being made to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 points out that, without a magic trick up our sleeve, there seems to be no way we can meet those 17 goals – especially the 6 related to human influence on the environment. Our current track record says it all: 2019 […]