A life on our Planet

On October 4th Netflix released the most waited documentary (perhaps) of the year: a life on our Planet, by David Attenborough. For those of you who don’t know him, David Attenborough is living legend and monument of environmentalism. He became his television career in the 50s by travelling the world and documenting about wildlife, ecosystemsContinue reading “A life on our Planet”

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”

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”

Coffee: a sustainable drink?

Undoubtedly, coffee is one of the most common beverages consumed by human beings daily. The origin of this habit are remote and often forgotten but the pleasure of a hot cup of coffee in the morning has been delighting us for centuries now. Does this drink imply the environment? Let’s find out, as always, together.Continue reading “Coffee: a sustainable drink?”

Last week summary

27 July – 2 August 2020 European Safary Company has interviewed Mario Cipollone, team leader of Rewilding Apennines. Plenty of reasons to check this out. First, Mario works with his team, on the mountains of central Italy, across the region of Marche and Abruzzo. Rewilding Apennines is a project that aims to increase biodiversity andContinue reading “Last week summary”

Last week summary

Week 13 – 19 July 2020 In one post we talked about the impact of our diet on the environment. The Guardian explored the implications that our choices at the supermarket checkout have on the Planet, with focus on some in particular. Read the article -> Link. The Big Butterfly count has started in theContinue reading “Last week summary”

What’s the rebound effect?

Every time our species has faced a disfunction or an opportunity to improve existing technology, it has been done so. Throughout millennia, our society has grown as a consequence of these improvements, confident enough that we were better than before. Has it always been the case? Let’s find out, as always, together. From the past…Continue reading “What’s the rebound effect?”

Last week summary

Week  5 -12/07/2020 The Guardian’s report on the UK bee’s population and some of its particularly endangered species: this time, our attention is focused on one nomadic species of bee, the six-banned bee. It is believed that this species, who heavily relies on the healthiness of another one, the long-horned bee, is endangered because ofContinue reading “Last week summary”

Book of the month – Letters to a young scientist

Happy July everyone! As announced a couple of days ago, today we will start our monthly tip for books worth reading. I hope you’ll stay with me throughout this journey. I decided to start with an inspiring and motivating book, written by Edward Wilson: “Letters to a young scientist”. Edward Wilson is a renowned entomologist,Continue reading “Book of the month – Letters to a young scientist”

Do you waste water?

Water has played an important part in our life since the beginning of our species. Have you ever thought about your water usage and compared to that of people living in different countries? Are your habits sustainable? Let’s find out, as always, together. CCWATER claims that households composed of 1 person in UK consume 149lContinue reading “Do you waste water?”