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Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Meet Greta Thunberg: 16-year-old activist and Nobel Prize nominee

Since August 2018, still at age 15, , every Friday Greta Thunberg skips school to strike in front of the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm. She arrives at 8am in front of the Rksdag [...]

How to produce wave and tidal energy?

How to produce wave and tidal energy?

The tidal energy matrix is a form of energy production that comes from the flow of the oceans, as a result of the natural movement of waves and tides. Due to the translation and rotation [...]

In this century, the Amazon lost the territorial equivalent to Ecuador

In this century, the Amazon lost the territorial equivalent to Ecuador

MapBiomas monitors changes in the use of soil in the Amazon, and follows pressures on the rainforest. The tool published its first report and presented alarming data. The Project – entitled [...]

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research: children connected to nature grow up mentally healthier

Research developed by Aarhus University (Denmark) and published in the scientific journal PNAS says that there’s a direct relationship between being around nature and good mental health. The [...]

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

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 – [...]

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 [...]

Step by step: how to sort selective waste collection properly

Step by step: how to sort selective waste collection properly

Every day, each Brazilian citizen produces, on average, 2.2 pounds of waste. Is that too much? In Europe and in the USA, the rate is even higher: 2.86 and 4.40 pounds, respectively, of waste [...]

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

Brazil’s 1st waste-generated energy plant will be in Paraná

The state of Paraná will have the first energy plant in Brazil generated from “waste” – that is, a combination of organic waste and sewage sludge. The plant will use biodigestion [...]