Here are smart uses of the planet's resources.

In this section, you'll see information and solutions on water and energy use, examples of post-consumption best practices and news on climate change.

Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

In less than five years, a reforestation project transformed the arid region of Kulen mountain, in Cambodia. The UN Environment program, a partnership with the local government, sowed 100 [...]

Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

Forest Economics: how carbon credits work

People other than just environmental and traditional activists got involved with forest economy for a while now. At least since the beginning of this century, it’s a growing market – [...]

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

Davi Bomtempo: “circular economy will affect business worldwide”

In Brazil, the weight of the industry in the GDP (2017) was 11.8%.  This sector bears around 22% of the Brazilian workforce. Considering how crucial the industry is for the development of the [...]

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Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Step by step: how to prepare your waste for recycling?

Accurate and efficient selective collection is the first step towards a balanced recycling chain. In this video, produced with the technical support of Julia Luchesi, environmental manager for [...]

Around the world of clean energy

Around the world of clean energy

The Nordic countries are among the most successful in the aspect of clean and renewable energy: Iceland already has almost 100% of its electricity produced by clean sources; Denmark can already [...]

The environmental price of international commerce

The environmental price of international commerce

Between 1980 and 2010, according to the “International Trade in Resources: A biophysical assessment” report, produced by the International Resources Panel, the value moved by the international [...]

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3D printers will soon have standardized emissions

3D printers will soon have standardized emissions

3D printers can make almost everything nowadays: from toys to artificial limbs, houses, cars and tools. Such applicability has opened up conversations among scientists who follow the market [...]

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Human activity is making animals more nocturnal

Human activity is making animals more nocturnal

A meta-analysis was conducted with 62 mammalian species that changed their routine by 68% due to human disturbance. In São Paulo, mockingbirds start singing at dawn to avoid traffic noise

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Agribusiness produces as much energy as it consumes

Agribusiness produces as much energy as it consumes

Find out how much energy this sector consumes and how it contributes to energy production in Brazil and worldwide

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Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

Reforestation project brings rain back to dry region in Asia

In less than five years, a reforestation project transformed the arid region of Kulen mountain, in Cambodia. The UN Environment program, a partnership with the local government, sowed 100 [...]

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Paulo Artaxo: “sustainable development is our only way out”

Paulo Artaxo: “sustainable development is our only way out”

Extensively awarded scientist, Paulo Artaxo explains how climate change may make life on Earth unfeasible and talks about the importance of preserving Amazon and Brazilian science

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WWF: Wildlife populations down 60% in 44 years

WWF: Wildlife populations down 60% in 44 years

Populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles had a decline of 60% around the world. The tropics show an 89% loss. Environmentally damaging choices may cost US$125 trillion a year

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Global warming transforms coral reefs, but there’s a way to save them

Global warming transforms coral reefs, but there’s a way to save them

Overheated seawater caused bleaching to the corals structure; however fighting global warming can change damages

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Are you unwittingly practicing circular economy?

Are you unwittingly practicing circular economy?

Ordinary daily actions help to return to materials that can be reconditioned to the chain and become new products. In addition to generating jobs and income, circular economy saves the [...]

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Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

The billionaire sum relates to possible impacts on tourism, transport, health, and life quality of the citizens; here's what happened to the Rio-16 decontamination system for the Olympic games

Planet to be bluer as Earth warms

Planet to be bluer as Earth warms

Global warming may cause another change on the Earth’s features: the blue planet may become bluer due to a rise in global temperature in the next decades. That’s what a study recently published [...]

Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manoella Buffara is a top chef of the new generation of Brazilian High Gastronomy. Her restaurant o Manu won the One to Watch Award for Latin America’s 50 best restaurants 2018, promoted by The [...]

Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

The billionaire sum relates to possible impacts on tourism, transport, health, and life quality of the citizens; here's what happened to the Rio-16 decontamination system for the Olympic games

Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

On the medium and long-term, adhering to circular economy practices ensures natural and energetic resources perform efficiently; therefore, the industry is primarily responsible for promoting a [...]

Daylight savings time: how it came to be and why it may end

Daylight savings time: how it came to be and why it may end

Daylight savings time has been around in Brazil since 1931 aiming to save electric power; however, since 2017, technical studies believe this measure is no longer efficient. Find out what may [...]

Are you unwittingly practicing circular economy?

Are you unwittingly practicing circular economy?

Ordinary daily actions help to return to materials that can be reconditioned to the chain and become new products. In addition to generating jobs and income, circular economy saves the [...]

Plastic is the future of fashion, says Wired

Plastic is the future of fashion, says Wired

If you pass by the clothing brand store Everlane, in San Francisco, you will certainly be surprised: most of the clothes in the storefront are made of recycled plastic. The collection called [...]

Where does the water on our planet come from?

Where does the water on our planet come from?

Asteroids and comets are the most accepted hypothesis; nevertheless, a new study shows that a solar nebula could have been the first source of water on our planet

Study: design-led companies have 32% more revenue

Study: design-led companies have 32% more revenue

According to a McKinsey study with 300 companies, design-led companies' revenue is higher, and shareholders have a 56% increase in their return

10 most watched videos from bluevision in 2018

10 most watched videos from bluevision in 2018

We published more than 30 videos in 2018. The documentary showing Ernst Götsch’s life and work was the most popular; have a look at the other nine

Brazilian project wins international architecture award

Brazilian project wins international architecture award

Children’s Village was designed to serve students in rural Tocantins. The project by Brazilian architects adds value to local construction, and was considered Project of the Year by Riba

10 most read stories from bluevision in 2018

10 most read stories from bluevision in 2018

Smart cities, new and efficient energy models, 3D printers, mental health and circular economy were a few of the most popular topics in 2018; have a look