Entries by aza

China is about to get its first vertical forest

They could be the breath of fresh air that pollution-choked cities desperately need. Vertical forests – high-rise buildings covered with trees and plants – absorb carbon dioxide, filter dust from pollution and produce oxygen. They’re also an ingenious way of planting more trees and creating habitats for wildlife in cities that are squeezed for space. […]

Scientists Create Hybrid Coral To Combat Reef Destruction

Coral reefs are not only a beautiful cacophony of colors and textures, but these organisms also play a very crucial role in the ocean. While they cover less than 0.1 percent of the ocean’s surface, coral reefs are home to a large percentage of sea life. Corals grow by laying down their skeletons and can […]

International Mountain Day 11 December

Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger and migration Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities […]

atmospheric pollution by airplanes

Plane Pollution Environmental pollution is directly related to the evolution of technology and science, the progress of which, in addition to significant benefits to mankind, also has adverse effects on the environment and hence on human health, the so-called “price of evolution” . Today, air transport occupies a significant part of the passenger and freight […]

Penzance wins first plastic-free status award to help clean up beaches

A Cornish town has become the first community in the UK to be awarded “plastic-free” status after dozens of residents and business people backed a grassroots scheme aimed at helping clean up oceans and beaches. As part of a campaign being run by the marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), Penzance has been given “plastic-free coastlines approved” status. Shops, […]

Google Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Goal By End Of 2017

Google has reached its goal to run on 100-percent renewable energy by the end of this year. Sealing the deal was the company’s move to sign onto three wind-generated power plants, which boost Google’s operating capacity up to three gigawatts. The landmark achievement continues a trend of tech giants diving into the renewable energy industry. […]

World Soil Day

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. Under the leadership of the Kingdom […]

These Three Cities In Scotland Are Now Zero-Waste Utopias

Scotland is continuing to position itself as a global leader in environmental sustainability with the addition of three more cities gaining “Zero Waste Town” status: Perth, Leith and Edinburgh. The designation is part of the country’s Zero Waste Plan, an ambitious project initiated in 2010 to promote the adoption of a circular economy and zero-waste […]