Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic, persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals in organisms, causing diverse effects on human health and the environment. They are carbon-based chemical compounds and mixtures that include industrial compounds like PCBs, pesticides like DDT, and unwanted residues like dioxins.
There is no time like the present to better understand the planet and our effects on it.Today, there are environmental films appearing on a wide range of topics, so the opportunities to learn about the planet and how to protect it are easy and endless. , and perhaps they will be essential as world leaders waver in their commitments to fight climate change.
So far no one has linked Glyphosate as a direct and predominant actor in the increase of cyanobacteria and euphratization in our country (Uruguay). Apparently, since it is unequivocal that the main trigger for this problem that leads to our water rotting is the adopted Agroindustrial Development System, the leading role of the main pesticide used has been overlooked.
"Our hypothesis indicates that extractivism and the conservation of biodiversity present complementary pillars, referring to the relationship between the human and the environmental as well as regarding the conception of Nature" In this work we focus on the analysis and comparison of the assumptions that underlie two types of human practices that are pointed out as antagonistic: the current so-called “extractivist” model and the hegemonic practices linked to conservation, in particular, those from the area of conservation biology.
By now, it is clear that climate change presents environmental risks beyond anything seen in the modern era. Climate has an enormous influence on our lives. It determines the nature of each place and, in the end, it also influences the culture and livelihoods of all regions of our planet.
Year after year, thousands of square kilometers of forests are destroyed by human activities, especially by the advance of the agricultural frontier. Every year around 150,000 square kilometers of forest are destroyed, or what is the same, 190 times New York City.To date, 50 of the forests on planet earth have already been cut down and such deforestation is very serious, threatening the life of other plant and animal species and human beings by generating a climate imbalance .
The current agricultural system helped prevent famines and feed the planet's 7 billion people, but the way we eat and produce food poses a threat to food security in the future. to 10 billion people by 2050, it is more important than ever to ensure food security.
By the end of the holidays, the back-to-school frenzy is in full swing in every department store. It's fun to stock up on new supplies, but it's also a good time to remember that stores want you to buy everything you need, along with the things you didn't even know you wanted until you got there.
Melamine is a synthetic compound that is often used in tableware and some furniture for its practicality. It is known because the dishes are light, easy to wash, etc., but its toxicity is unknown and it is present in food for people and animals. We show you the studies and the dark past of this poison.
Worst-case global warming forecasts are the most accurate, climate experts say "There is a 93 percent chance that global warming will exceed 4 ° C by the end of this century," says the scientist Current climate change predictions may significantly underestimate the speed and severity of global warming, according to a new study.
Forest Schools are experiences geared towards children and adults and take many forms. From projects in which children attend daily, to weekly sessions within other educational projects such as any school (public or private). “There is no description or image in any book that is capable of replacing the vision of real trees and all the life that revolves around them, in a real forest.
A Drop In The Ocean is a groundbreaking documentary about the adverse impacts of human activity on the world's oceans and the practical steps people can take to mitigate these impacts. Filmed entirely in Australia, and using a user-friendly format. the audience, focuses on the three greatest challenges to the health of the oceans and offers three practical and viable solutions.
A group of emperor penguins face a crack in the sea ice near McMurdo Station, Antarctica.Kira Morris In the middle of a flood in Islampur, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, a woman on a raft searches for a dry place to take refuge. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise, which is expected to leave tens of millions of people homeless by 2050.
Biodiversity is the diversity of life, the variety of living beings that exist on the planet and the relationships they establish with each other and with the environment that surrounds them, key to maintaining our well-being and an opportunity for the generation of economy and employment, it is the result of millions of years of evolution.
The hygiene and cosmetics industry uses components with dubious consequences for our health. It is always advisable to read the labels of the products we buy, even if each letter is smaller. Most common components of powders and conditioners Ammonium lauryl sulfate (ASL) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) They are abrasive detergents responsible for producing foam in the shampoo.
Corporations and governments can legally destroy protected natural areas if they offset the loss of biodiversity elsewhere. That arrangement is not working, but it is becoming more prevalent. Compensation for biodiversity loss is not new: In the 1980s, the United States, Germany, and India introduced this approach into their environmental regulations.
For many years we have been trapped under the word resistance, we have marked a long and very uneven path. We participate in a guerrilla war, without a declared war and without armed guerrillas. Most of our lives have been spent fighting, resisting, trying to stop or at least reduce the harmful effects on the environment and society of a system based on consumption, in large-scale production, in waste.
There are circumstances in which hope seems to stop and we are trapped in an immobility where "everything that lives is under condemnation." That was the harsh warning that Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno wrote more than half a century ago in the last lines of their "Dialectic of Enlightenment" (1).
Garlic, a species of onion, has been consumed by humans for centuries. It has been used by ancient cultures for religious and spiritual reasons. It has been a key ingredient for delicious dishes and meals around the world. And, of course, it is used for its medicinal properties!
You are a zombie? Not a real dead person walking the streets, but unable to function in the morning without coffee? Then listen. The morning coffee could be causing your body to react in ways you never thought possible! From shrinking gallbladder to anxiety, blood pressure and loss of concentration, that morning the cup of coffee it may not be as rejuvenating as you think!
Trans fats are not good for healthy nutrition. However, they are in demand for many and varied quality reasons. For example, they make foods look crisp, and are more stable, so foods last longer on shelves and cost less. However, they are a danger to your heart and are now believed to be a trigger for heart disease. inflammation and metabolic syndrome.