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”

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”

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?”

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: are we on track?

In 2015, the United Nations published a comprehensive document outlining the goals to achieve sustainable development and fight inequalities of all kinds within 15 years. 5 years are gone now, how are we doing? Let’s find out, as always, together. The expression “sustainable development” is thought to have been first used in 1980 at theContinue reading “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: are we on track?”