• sub SPORT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE Sport in the countryside.

    Discover some of the consequences of doing exercise in the great outdoors

    Hiking and other adventure sports like rafting and climbing in natural ecosystems are becoming more and more popular. Whether we are heading out to the mountains, a natural park or an untouched beach, we should bear in mind the environmental impact we have when we do exercise outdoors. READ MORE

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  • sub HESPÉRIDES SHIP: SENTINEL PROJECT Begoña Jiménez,, Research Scientist at the CSIC.

    "Some Persistent Organic Pollutants could last around 30 years"

    Science and adventure often travel hand in hand. Begoña Jiménez has been on the trail of Persistent Contaminating Pollutants (POP) as far as the Antarctic. She is one of the Sentinel scientists, a project set up to measure the accumulation and persistence in the environment of these substances that can affect human health. MORE INFORMATION

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  • sub A RISK EXHANCING FACTOR Climate change.

    Climate change has ceased to be an exclusively environmental issue

    Climate change is affecting human security and stability in some regions of the planet. The search for the relationship between climate change and the appearance of conflicts has aroused the interest of the scientific community in the last few years and many related studies have been published. LEARN MORE

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  • sub PLASTICS AT THE SEA David Espinosa, founder of Altais Nova.

    Plastics recycling, a complex reality that comes up to the surface

    Every year, twelve million tons of plastic end up in the oceans. A Spanish researcher, David Espinosa, has received an international award for his innovative project for the mass recycling of such packaging. KNOW HIM

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  • sub CARBON SINKS Carbon sinks.

    Carbon sinks, a breath of natural oxygen

    Since the Paris Agreement, one term is being used in all the conversations on climate change: mitigation. The aim is to reduce emissions of polluting gases into the atmosphere and one of the ways to do this is to increase the presence of carbon sinks on Earth. DISCOVER THEM

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  • sub AIR QUALITY A woman with a mask.

    Is the quality of the air you breathe healthy?

    The large cities in China, the USA and the EU exhale 54% of the world's CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Their nearly 1.38 billion inhabitants have good reason to be concerned about the quality of the air they breathe. MORE INFORMATION

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  • sub SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN CITIES Eco-neighbourhoods.

    Eco-neighbourhoods: a future commitment for sustainable cities

    Citizens, planners and architects with an ecological conscience put their hopes in the eco-neighbourhoods. Efficient and highly environmentally friendly, they are emerging in the big cities. KNOW THEM

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  • sub SUSTAINABLE CITIES Sustainable cities.

    Discover the most sustainable cities in the world

    The world's population has risen to 7.6 billion (UN, 2017), and a large part is concentrated in major cities. These cities contribute the most to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and yet, at the same time, they offer the best hope for reducing the ecological footprint on a global scale. VISIT THEM

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  • sub CIRCULAR ECONOMY Economía circular

    The circular economy, a new model for sustainable production and consumption

    The circular economy entails a radical change in perspective by people and companies when it comes to dealing with the lack of resources, environmental impact, value creation, and employment. LEARN MORE

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  • sub SPECIES EXTINCTION FROM GLOBAL WARMING Monk seal.

    Climate change is accelerating the sixth extinction

    World biodiversity has declined alarmingly in half a century: more than 25,000 species, almost a third of those known, are in danger of disappearing. Climate change will be responsible for 8% of these. DISCOVER THEM

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  • sub ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (Singapur).

    Eight steps towards sustainable construction

    Sustainable architecture promotes efficient energy use in buildings in order to prevent unnecessary energy costs, to take advantage of local resources for system operations, and to ensure that there are no negative environmental impacts. DISCOVER MORE

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  • sub CLIMATE MIGRATIONS Climate migrations.

    Displaced by climate change: a growing reality

    According to the UNHCR, around 64 million people worldwide have been forced to move as a result of climate change, and this figure could reach 1 billion in the next 50 years. READ MORE

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  • sub COP23 COP23.

    Discover the keys to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Bonn (Germany) from 6 to 17 November 2017 for the Climate Change Conference, which will be presided over by the Government of Fiji. KNOW IT

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  • sub RENEWABLES ENERGY: WIND POWER Renewables Energy: wind power

    Do you know how wind power will be transformed into energy?

    The concept of wind power is already well known to all but, do we actually understand how wind is transformed into energy? READ MORE

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  • sub ECOTOURISM Ecotourism.

    Stepping without leaving a footprint

    Are you thinking about your holidays? Eco-friendly tourism is starting to become a popular choice. This form of tourism is respectful with biodiversity, the environment and committed to the development of autochthonous populations. LEARN MORE

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  • sub WIND FARMS

    Wind, the best commitment to our future

    Denmark covered 95.8% of its demand for electricity on 22 February 2017 with wind power. A month later, on 21 March, Germany reached a 53% rate of coverage. MORE INFORMATION

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  • sub SUSTAINABILITY

    150 years on the path towards sustainability

    Edison's first electric power plant only supplied current to a few light bulbs. Since then, the grid that carries electricity to our homes has expanded and is facing the biggest challenge so far: to become completely fossil-fuel free. DISCOVER MORE

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  • sub ERUPTING VOLCANOES

    With the power of thousands of atomic bombs

    They have darkened the skies of the whole planet, killing 82,000 people and burying cities and entire civilisations. Despite scientific progress, volcanoes are still unpredictable. DISCOVER THEM!

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