Fusariosis mainly affects ornamental plants and those found in the garden, no matter what age they are: young or adult they must consider it a danger. It is a fungal disease, favored by hot-humid climates or by the presence of water stagnation. Even poor or infected soil can lead to the arrival of fusariosis as well as the recycling of infected containers.
Just one liter of used oil can contaminate nearly 40,000 liters of water. And this is the amount of water that a person consumes per year at home. At an environmental level, the release of oils and fats into waterways deliver pollutants with high Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) that affect gas exchange.
There are murals that purify the air and are turning it into an alternative to reduce pollution in large cities. Made with a paint that captures air pollutants, this type of world-wide art can do the work of up to 3,000 trees. São Paulo was one of those chosen to receive this job and the most recent one so far is in Warsaw, Poland.
New data from the Clean Energy Council reveals that the number of large-scale renewable energy projects committed in the second quarter of 2020 was the lowest since 2017, with just three projects representing 410 megawatts (MW) of new capacity reaching the financial close.
It has been made quite clear for some time that humans have done more damage to this planet than any other species. With technological advancements and our fast-paced lives, transportation has become a necessity of this Age, but also a huge contributor to air pollution.
Neonicotinoids are nicotine-based chemicals that are the main ingredients in certain insecticides, and their use on a large scale is partly responsible for the alarming drops in the numbers of wild birds in various habitats in the US, according to a team from researchers from the University of Illinois.
Almost everyone knows the aromatic herb basil, native to the Mediterranean, for its culinary properties. But there is an indica variety, a relative of the common basil, less known and with medicinal properties that make it very special. It is the holy basil (Ocimum sanctum), also known as tulsi, which in Sanskrit means incomparable.
Fishing fleets are defying the international ban, with deadly nets trapping dolphins, whales and other protected marine species. Last month, Carmelo Isgrò received a phone call from the Italian coastguard. A 24-foot sperm whale had been found churning in the waters north of Sicily, desperately trying to escape a vast illegal trawl.
Insects are essential for the maintenance of life on the planet. So far, science has described approximately 1.8 billion animal species, and of this total, about 70 are species other than insects. It is estimated that 4 and a half million species of bees have yet to be discovered.
The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Francis, urged nations to fight global warming in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, weighing the issue featured in the presidential race of United States "Modern society had pushed the planet beyond its limits and time was running out to fix a climate emergency," he said.
“With the prohibition of pesticides and a change in the form of agricultural production, what will be most affected is not the food needs of the population in Mexico, which are mainly served from peasant production and on a smaller scale, but the profits of transnational companies. that dominate the sale of pesticides and seeds, the production of fodder for the large livestock industry and a few other export products ".
The United Nations has urged countries around the world to submit their updated national climate action plans as soon as possible, reminding governments that their UN-sponsored Paris Agreement plans must be submitted "at least 9-12 months." before the crucial COP26 summit begins in Glasgow in November next year.
Climate change, intensive agriculture, unnecessary waste, pollution on an industrial scale. These are some of the main causes that pose serious threats to freshwater sources in much of the planet. We can also add another: theft. Between a third and a half of the planet's fresh water used by people is stolen, that is, , illegally mined by companies and individuals alike, according to the authors of a new article.
For those who still wonder if Coloniality exists in Argentina, we want to share our perspective for the national debate on the productive model. Some sectors of the national government (Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries) have been promoting an international cooperation project with China, by which private companies in the Argentine State would put the land and the Chinese private ones the investment.
The value of coral reefs is inestimable. They are essential to ocean life, and a quarter of ocean species depend on them for food and shelter. They are also incredibly important to humans. Coral reefs provide food, shoreline protection, tourism jobs and dollars, and medicine.
Teen acne can exacerbate the struggles that most teens already face. Natural remedies can help. A typical acne treatment option is to buy one of the many creams available at the drugstore or, in extreme cases of acne, consult a dermatologist. While these measures can be considered successful, mild acne can be reduced with a whole foods diet, natural health remedies, and a good skin care routine.
Do we know how the food we consume daily is produced? Agroecology is a proposal that was born in the 1980s in response to the ravages caused by industrial agriculture, which focused on monocultures and intensive use of pesticides. Today, some corporations are appropriating the word agroecology, proposing to eliminate the use of pesticides, but without questioning the dominant agricultural system.
A new report from the NGO World Animal Protection exposes the alarming trends in elephant tourism around Asia, which are expected to worsen when the operators of these places try to recover the income lost from the impact caused by COVID-19. August 12 is World Elephant Day, the world's largest land mammal threatened by the tourism industry, mainly in Asia, along with other acts of cruelty.
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is home to nearly 6,000 species and the largest coral reef in the world. Located in northwestern Australia, the marine park stretches over 3,000 kilometers in length. Its dimensions exceed the Wall of China and make the Great Barrier the only grouping of living organisms visible from space.
Sage is one of the most widely used medicinal herbs in herbal medicine due to its properties for the care of the mouth, throat and hormonal health. But it is also useful for purifying the air in the home. Its scientific name is Salvia officinalis. This plant can measure up to 80 cm, its stems are erect, the leaves are elongated with a pubescent underside, and it has beautiful purple flowers, which are grouped from 4 to 8 in terminal inflorescences.
Do you walk around with a frown like you're always waiting for the sky to fall? Are you a person who seems to see the glass as half empty instead of half full? Don't worry, as many people tend to have a negative outlook, manifested by pessimism. The world you live in is a scary place these days, and there are many reasons to dwell on the negative aspects of your life rather than focus on the positives.