Earth’s largest desert keeps growing, with more and more land falling victim to desertification each year. According to a new study, however, we may be able to do something about the destruction of nature, there is a chance to stop the process.
Eugenia Kalnay, a well-known atmospheric researcher at Maryland University believes that it may be possible to stop desertification. According to her paper published in Science, solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to areas already covered in sand, as they would promote the formation of atmospheric currents that bring rain.
The simulation shows that this effect would need about a fifth of the Sahara to be covered by the renewable energy plants, which would be a gigantic investment. The production capacity of the massive set of desert installations would be 79 Terawatts, four times the total current energy consumption of the world.
A new survey by CBS News shows that two-thirds of the Americans believe climate change is a crisis or a severe problem. 56 percent believe that immediate action is required to resolve the situation.
Here’s an inspiring and thought-provoking talk from a young climate activist who, at only 15, has become the iconic face of the fight against climate change.
93 percent of the European population believe that climate change is a severe problem, and 92 percent support the targets set by the European Union for climate neutrality by 2050, reveals a new report from the European Commission.
The Polish government has approved the main outlines of a water saving programme in which funds totalling about three billion euros will be invested to double the country’s water reserves by 2027. The finalised plan is to be adopted by early 2021.
Pink Floyd’s singer, guitarist and leading composer has auctioned his guitars for a record price of $21 million and gave the proceeds to Client Earth, a charity that works to combat climate change. This is the highest price that a collection of guitars has ever fetched at auction.
A new T-shirt by Vollebak is made from algae and wood pulp from sustainable sources.
An unusual solution has been proposed to remedy the damage caused by droughts in the Czech Republic.
The Kickstarter campaign for OGarden was started in 2016. The inventors collected money for an innovative idea that revolutionizes home growing of vegetables and fruit. The tiny self-watering indoor garden can grow 90 kinds of vegetables and fruit at once.
This is how fast-wearing neoprene suits can become practical yoga mats – all for sustainability.
Ákos Blaskovich was sailing the Pacific Ocean when he decided to create affordable houses suitable for mass production without any utility bills and with a zero ecological footprint. The idea of the Noah House was born.