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Pablo Escobar's hippos may help counteract a legacy of extinctions
Contrary to popular belief, the hippos could be a blessing for Colombian wildlife.
Japan to use recyclable material in Olympic Games uniforms
Although the Olympics are threatened by Covid19, the Japanese delegation is committed to celebrating them in an environmentally friendly way.
Heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100
Rising global temperatures are increasing exposure to extreme heat and humidity.
Keeping cats indoors could blunt adverse effects to wildlife
Birds alighting on driveways and baby bunnies munching on lawn grass should keep something in mind: Beware the house cat.
Is your coffee contributing to malaria risk?
20 percent of the malaria risk in deforestation hot spots is driven by the international trade of exports including coffee and other products.
Seeing animals in a national park: expectations vs. reality
Since I began working at National Parks, more than 20 years ago, I have heard the same question from visitors: will I see animals in the park?
Is it possible to live in a world without plastic?
Here are 3 ecological projects that show that it is possible to live without these synthetic products.
Jupiter the lion isn't the only Colombian animal in danger
The serious health situation of Jupiter, an African lion victim of the negligence of environmental authorities in Colombia, is controversial.
The lion that agonizes while Colombia tries to save him
Jupiter agonizes and if it had not been for his own caretaker who traveled more than 750 kilometers, he would have died alone, abandoned and in the most precarious conditions .
How much does black carbon contribute to climate warming?
A new article provides a framework that can be used to improve estimates of black carbon's impact on climate.
Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?
The vegetable-based oils are questioned as an alternative to fossil fuels.
How countries respond to weather change
A two degree Centigrade increase in global average temperature will lead to catastrophic consequences for the planet. Humanity has a maximum of 20 to 30 years to prevent this
How learning about fish can help us save the Amazon rainforest
Studying fish helps conservationists understand why connected ecosystems are healthy ecosystem
Improving protection of wildlife in national parks
How are wild animals managed in European national parks and what factors influence management decisions?
Environment friendly toilet paper could change the world
The manufacturing of toilet paper devastates forests around the world, it is necessary to find more ecological forms of this product.
Major study shows impact of climate change on dryland ecosystems
Climate change will damage the home of a third of the earth's population.
How some mammals pause their pregnancies
The results suggest how some otherwise rapidly dividing cells, such as those in tumors, become quiescent.
Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline
Engaging civil society and policy makers is essential for the future and mutual well-being both of people and insects
New model could improve investment in farm-based sustainable energy
Researchers have developed a model that could help investors to determine whether a project will turn a profit
How is a national park protected?
A National Park is a space that preserves nature and other resources. However, it is important to adopt specific legal and management measures.
Conflict between ranchers and wildlife intensifies as climate change worsens in Chile
Scientists surveyed ranchers to find out what they thought were the drivers of conflict between people and guanacos.
Antarctica heats up
Climate change increasingly shows us that it is a real phenomenon, unlike what great figures, such as the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, think
January 2020 was the warmest month in history
The new decade began with a record that reveals the serious situation that the planet is going through.
Climate breakdown is increasing violence towards women
According to the “Gender-based violence and environment linkages” report, patterns of gender-based abuse are also observed across environmental contexts
High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to structural brain change
Significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.
Colombia would plant 180 million trees
President Iván Duque said that by 2022, the coffee nation will have planted 180 million trees to help save the Amazon
Air pollution in NYC linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away
A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada traveled hundreds of miles and several days causing significant increases in pollution concentrations in o...
What is an endangered species?
"How much loss should a species endure before we agree that the species deserves special protections and concerted effort for its betterment?"
Air pollution can be seen from space
Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts of that trend.
The natural disasters of 2020
The beginning of 2020 does not give truce. From major fires to droughts, nature is calling on the human being.
What should a protected natural area have?
No one doubts the importance of protecting, for recreational or ecological purposes, portions of a poorly altered nature, but there are criteria to do so
Sustainable forest management: cutting trees and preserving the forest
Given the fact that trees grow every year, the extraction of a volume smaller than timber production allows the forest to be preserved in the long term.
Fires in Australia and floods in Indonesia: this is how 2020 began
2020 began with an urgent call from nature about the damage we are doing to it through heavy floods and fires
Madagascar's rainforest habitat is also in danger
The combined effects of deforestation and human-induced climate change could eliminate Madagascar's entire eastern rainforest habitat by 2070.
Global warming will have us crying in what's left of our beer
Scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply
Climate change may increase congenital heart defects
Rising temperatures stemming from global climate change may increase the number of infants born with congenital heart defects
Capturing CO2 from trucks and reducing their emissions by 90%
Scientists propose to combine several technologies to capture CO2 and convert it from a gas to a liquid.
Amazon forest regrowth much slower than previously thought
The findings could have significant impacts on climate change predictions since forests soak up carbon.
How to build a more sustainable business
Save money and save the planet while doing so.
The forest, much more than trees
A forest constitutes a set of relationships, not only between trees, soil, air, and water but also between different ways of life.
5 things you can give to the Earth
Christmas is a time to give and what better than to give sustainability and care to our planet earth.
Study highlights high cost of fossil fuel pollution on children's health
The study estimated costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution
What COP25 left
In the midst of a climate crisis, COP25 left environmental commitments from countries and regions and demonstrations of sustainable initiatives
Why was Greta Thunberg selected as Time's Person of the Year?
On Wednesday, December 12, the climate activist Greta Thunberg was selected as Time's Person of the Year. What does that mean exactly?
Colombia signs the Escazú Agreement
This is great news for Colombian environmental matters. Here we tell you why.
Is planting trees always a positive trend?
The tendency to plant trees cannot be done indiscriminately; There are specific places and types of trees for each environment.
Warnings about Climate Change are an old story but not 'tall story'
For more than a century, the citizens of this planet are neglecting Global Warming.
Being a park ranger: a profession or a job?
This discussion is very important because it determines how park rangers destined for a protected natural area are formed and selected.
Pope says Amazon suffers with blind and destructive mentality
According to the pontiff, "man cannot remain an indifferent spectator in the face of this destruction, nor should the Church remain silent"
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