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Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers

Antarctica may conjure up an image of a pristine white landscape, but researchers say climate change is turning the continent green. Scientists studying banks of moss in Antarctica have found that the quantity of moss, and the rate of plant growth, has shot up in the past 50 years, suggesting the continent may have a […]

Trash is for Tossers

How many times, especially now that it is summer and we spend more time outdoors, we have been disgust from trash that we found by the beach or in the sea? We sympathize and get frustrated when we see pictures on the news of plastics floating like small islands, however we never think the amount of […]

«Wind Power: Advantages and Disadvantages»

Wind power is the ability to make electricity using the air flows that occur naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. In other words, is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electric power. Wind power, as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, clean, and produces no greenhouse […]

Περιβαλλοντικό Πάρκο Περάματος – Η ιστορία, η πορεία κι η Αναγέννηση

Το Περιβαλλοντικό Πάρκο Σχιστού βρίσκεται στην περί-αστική περιοχή, εντός των διοικητικών ορίων, του Δήμου Περάματος, απέναντι από το Βιομηχανικό Πάρκο Σχιστού και λίγα μέτρα μακρύτερα από τη δομή φιλοξενίας προσφύγων στην ίδια περιοχή. Λίγοι γνωρίζουν την ύπαρξη του, καθώς δεν υπάρχει πουθενά πινακίδα που να σε κατευθύνει προς τα εκεί, όπου υπάρχει διαμορφωμένος χώρος με […]

The future of forests under climate change.

Study projects vast regional differences in forest productivity, migration and wildfire impacts. Accounting for nearly one-third of the global land surface, forests help regulate the climate and protect watersheds while providing consumer products and outdoor experiences that enhance the quality of life. Climate change will inevitably influence forests’ ability to deliver these services, but past […]

Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK’s Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches. The island is near the centre of an ocean current, meaning […]

May, a crucial month across the planet.

For wild baby animals, this is the most critical time in their young lives right across the planet. May, is the “make or break” month. Lion cubs in Masai Mara dessert in Africa, black bears in Minnesota, macaque monkeys in Sri Lanka, meerkats in South Africa to the grey whales in the Pacific and their […]

Germany breaks renewables record with coal and nuclear power responsible for only 15% of country’s total energy

Germany has broken a new record for renewable energy, with low-carbon sources nearly obliterating coal and nuclear power last weekend. Sustainable energy from wind, solar, biomass and hydro power provided a record 85 per cent of the country’s total energy. Germany has been investing heavily in renewables, as part of the government’s Energiewende initiative to transition away […]

Arid Zone Afforestation – Who we are

Arid Zone Afforestation (AZA) is a non-profit organization that acts to combat desertification on a local and global level, in arid, semi-arid, and deserted regions, where rainfall is limited or non-existent, by the use of innovative, environmentally friendly planting technologies, such as the Safe Tree planting system. Our Mission Reforestation and afforestation of arid areas and […]