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The ABC of Wildfires: Australia, Brazil, and California

Every year vegetation fires occupy more inches in the media. And is not for less. Along with greenhouse gas emissions and the extinction of species, forest fires have for decades become one of the great threats to the Earth's climate system and therefore to the life that develops on it. These fires, some of great [...]

International Soil Conservation Day

It is celebrated on July 7 since 1963 in memory of Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett, American researcher who dedicated himself to the study of the production and care of the soil, while retaining its integrity to maintain the balance of the environment. Soil is one of the most important resources to combat climate change. Like [...]

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020

On June 17, the United Nations celebrates the Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, dedicated this 2020 to promote a change of attitude towards the incessant production and consumption of humanity, which in part are generating desertification and degradation of the lands on the planet. This year the motto is “Food. Feed. Fibre”, with which [...]

By |2020-07-10T23:41:18+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Forest, Global Warming, Soils, Sustainability, Water|0 Comments

Meaning and importance of the environment and biodiversity

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 of each year. In 2020 the venue of the event will be Colombia. Around 30 experts will participate in six academic panels that will be held that day. Topics to be discussed will be the Amazon, air quality, health, circular economy, and climate change. The central theme [...]

Summary and conclusions of the Rio Summit. Second Earth Summit

Revised January 2020 The Rio Summit was a fundamental meeting, more important than most people think. In Río de Janeiro set the foundations for the fight against climate change and face the threats that loom over life on Earth, with a view to the 21st century. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) [...]

Air pollution in big cities is also a topic

At first sight the concern about air pollution, smog or pollution in cities, has been relegated to the background by universal and more alarming issues, which monopolize more headlines, such as global warming, climate change, the recent fire in the Amazon, the active hurricane season, the melting of the world's glaciers, the defrost of Arctic [...]

Greta, the climate strike and the Youth Summit in New York

On September 20, 2019, the third global climate strike was held, the largest global mobilization focused on the same topic. Before March 15, when the first global climate strike was made, history had not registered anything similar. We must raise awareness that a great step has been taken and consider this youth initiative as the [...]

Why does the lung of the world burn?

It is no little that is at stake in the Amazon rainforest. The lung of the world should not be a token in a casino roulette. This biodiversity emporium is about 7 million km2, it is 12 times the size of Spain, it has 80,000 kinds of trees, 140,000 species of plants, 20% of the [...]

Why does the Amazon burn?

Today the news of the Amazon fire is the title of almost every newspaper in the world, in the most varied languages. In addition, it is a trend topic with more than 1.5 million tweets combined between the three variants of the theme on Twitter. The lung of the planet has been burning for 16 [...]

Climate change deniers will have to capitulate

When the first railroads in the United States began to roar, many landlords questioned the viability of the new system of transportation and bet on their failure. Their argument was very simple: the railings were violating private property and they were not willing to allow it. Some people threatened to defend their possession with blood [...]

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