Amazon Rainforest

World Day to Combat Desertification

The "World Day to Combat Desertification" is celebrated every year on June 17, because that day, in 1994, the "Convention to Combat Desertification" was enacted in Paris, that is, a quarter of a century ago. This 25th anniversary of the Convention will be organized by the government of Turkey, in the city of Ankara. This [...]

World Oceans Day. Plastics, answers and other maritime data

World Oceans Day was proposed during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992, although it was only implemented in 2008. Since then, World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 of each year, by resolution of the General Assembly of the UN. Its objective is to raise awareness about the importance of the oceans [...]

World Environment Day, environmental facts and curiosities

Beat Air Polution World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, dedicated this year to the fight against air pollution with the moto “Beat Air pollution”. Established by the UN in 1972, during the Stockholm Conference, whose central theme was the normalization of human relations with the environment. China will be the global host of [...]

How we reach the Climate Emergency

On May 1, 2019 England declared the "Climate Emergency". It was the first country to do so. The threat that looms over life on our planet and the pressure of environmental groups made it take this big step. With the Climate Emergency Great Britain set name and last name to gravity. It is the object [...]

Biodiversity in fast fall

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity. Biodiversity is everything. Any issue that we touch, such as global warming, climate change, sustainable economy is a function of it, since it is, for better or for worse, the recipient of our mistakes, successes or omissions. Be good the occasion to update ourselves on what has happened [...]

Bees have nothing to celebrate

Today is World Bee Day. Why do we say that these champions of pollination and laborious honey producers have nothing to celebrate The answer is: they are in danger of extinction, basically due to our activities. And this is not a little thing, because the small Antophilas, which is its scientific name, and in Greek [...]

The asymmetric war against animals

"Protect our species", is the motto chosen by the UN for the celebration of Earth Day 2019, on April 22, in the framework of biodiversity in our privileged blue planet. Talking about biodiversity and species protection, without considering their recent demographic history, at least some of them, would be an incomplete work. But if we [...]

The largest reservoir of fresh water on the planet and the threat of drought

The Amazon River and its thousand tributaries make up the largest and most powerful watershed on the planet. Thanks to this enormous expanse of waters, wetlands and marshes, the Amazon rainforest, called the lung of the world, was developed over millions of years. This wonderful system is rich in biodiversity, with millions of lives of [...]

Ask in the Forest Day: Who owns the Amazon rainforest?

Source: Amazonia Gallery A few months after we published this article, in March 2019, the fires in the Amazon rain forest happened. A tragedy whose consequences have not yet been quantified. The circumstances that motivated our writing a year ago are more valid today than then. For this reason, we consider [...]

Timeline of ozone layer holes

What is the ozone layer? When were your holes discovered? What are your causes? How are they closing? What is the Montreal Protocol? What is the Kigali Amendment? We present a brief chronology on these topics. Who discovered the ozone layer, when the alarms were lit on their holes, what is being done about it [...]

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