The daily pill (with survey)

Plastic bags to double their price in April 2021 in the UK: they will cost 10p. It has been announced as an additional step to tackle plastic pollution. However, every April with the beginning of the tax year, minimum wage and taxes (therefore prices) go up to keep up with the inflation, so it couldContinue reading “The daily pill (with survey)”

Book of the month – How bad are bananas?

Happy September everyone! Our monthly appointment with the “Book of the month” comes back today. This month the book I would like to propose is How bad are bananas? – The carbon footprint of everything, by Mike Berners-Lee. Ever since I decided to start this website I always wanted to propose to the readers verifiedContinue reading “Book of the month – How bad are bananas?”

B. Gates: How we’ll move around in a clean, green future

Image © forbes.com The pandemic has also reminded us how much innovation is needed to prevent a climate disaster. The best numbers I have seen estimate that the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 reduced global emissions by around 8 percent. That’s not nothing, but the austerity that got us there obviously isn’t sustainable. […] So,Continue reading “B. Gates: How we’ll move around in a clean, green future”

Last week summary

24 – 30 August The loss of biodiversity could increase the risk of epidemic transmission from animals to human. It is what has been found by a study of biologists that it will go public next month in New York at a UN summit on biodiversity. In our times extremely affected by a pandemic diseaseContinue reading “Last week summary”

The future of the music business

The music industry, especially in the form of big live events, accounts for a chunk of the total carbon emissions of our species. Is there a place for music concerts in a sustainable future? Let’s find out, as always, together. Last fall, frontman of Coldplay Chris Martin announced that the band was going to takeContinue reading “The future of the music business”

Last week summary

17 – 23 August As a result of COVID-19, the Earth’s Overshoot Day was postponed by 3 weeks this year, 22nd of August compared to the 29th of July last year. This is the day where we consume all the resources that our Planet is able to regenerate in a year, an important indicator ofContinue reading “Last week summary”

We will all end up there, but…

Hello everyone. Week after week, this unusual summer is slowly coming to an end. Many of you will soon start to plan the next move, whether is work or studies.The future is always uncertain, but nowadays even more. And I don’t say it because of the health emergency, I say it because of the planetContinue reading “We will all end up there, but…”

The catastrophe of Mauritius

On the 25th of July 2020, a Japanese bulk carrier, carrying an estimated 4000 tonnes of oil, has run on a coral reef of the coast of Mauritius island. After nearly a month of investigation and responses, it is time we give our say and analyze this threat, as always, together. The island Mauritius isContinue reading “The catastrophe of Mauritius”

Last week summary

10 – 16 August Warm weather, as well as thunderstorms, has brought large groups of jellyfish near the British coasts. There have been many sights all over the country and in Ireland. The reason why this year they seem to be more abundant could be related to the increased number of plankton on which theyContinue reading “Last week summary”

The importance of butterflies

The 2020 Big Butterfly Count has come to an end on the 9th August. What a better moment to find out the ecological role played by this beautiful insect, if not now? Let’s find out, as always, together. The life cycle I have always been impressed and fascinated by the life cycle of butterflies. TheirContinue reading “The importance of butterflies”