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In defense of land and water
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In defense of land and water

One of the great national problems is related to water in the Mexican territory that has generated the neoliberal policy. In Mexico City, next March the so-called 4th World Water Forum will be held, whose intention is to advance in the mechanisms of silent privatization of the precious liquid in its different forms.

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Scientists produce an enzyme that breaks down plastic in days

Every minute a million plastic bottles are bought around the planet. You read that right: a million bottles per minute. Within a couple of years, that number will rise to around 1.2 million per minute. Last year alone, half a billion plastic drinking bottles were sold worldwide, which translated into thousands upon thousands of bottles sold every second. .
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The climate crisis explained in 10 steps

The climate crisis explained from the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions. Billions of tons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere each year from the burning of coal, oil and gas The problem: increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere The level of CO2 has been rising since the industrial revolution and it is now at its highest point for about 4 million years.
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What happened to the hole in the ozone layer?

In the 1980s, NASA detected a huge hole in the ozone layer at the height of Antarctica. What has happened since then? What is Ozone? We are talking about a gas that is found in the stratosphere between 20 and 40 kilometers high, and forms a layer that protects us against ultraviolet solar radiation, which seriously affects the health of living beings.
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Balkan lynxes critically endangered, but with a slim chance

The Balkan lynx is the rarest of the wild cats. Predators, which make their home in the mountains of the Western Balkans, figure prominently in the folklore of Albania and Macedonia, and sadly these days appear to be little more than mythical creatures.This critically endangered feline subspecies (Lynx lynx balcanicus ) there are between 40 and 70 individuals in the wild in various Balkan nations, although in the 1970s some 280 lynxes still roamed the mountains and alpine forests of Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo.
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Hydrogen could replace coal in steelmaking

According to a new report by BloombergNEF (BNEF), steel could lose its reputation as a climate threat by using hydrogen instead of fossil fuels for half of its global production by 2050. The steel industry could adopt hydrogen between 10 and 10 50% off production by mid-century, given the correct price for carbon, BNEF analysts wrote in a report.
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Seven actions to stop climate change

Many people around the world, including school children, are demanding bolder action against climate change from governments, businesses and investors. Here are huge opportunities to "think outside the box, solve differently", transform our economies and change the way we live.
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How to start recycling in your home

When you use a recycling bin to separate recyclables, you are joining the global recycling community that wants to protect the environment and save natural resources.By separating recyclables from waste, you prevent raw materials from being lost to landfills or power plants where recyclables are burned.
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We celebrate 55 years of protecting animals in disaster situations

World Animal Protection is commemorating its 55th anniversary of rescuing animals in disasters around the world. September 3, 2019 - More than five decades ago, a young man named John Walsh began the disaster work of World Animal Protection (then called the International Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) with a rescue operation in Suriname called 'Operation Gwamba': where more than 10,000 animals were rescued from floods.
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Trees "learn" to adapt to climate change

Trees and forests would be "learning" to adapt to climate change. According to an international research, its strategy is to make better use of water.The international study, led by the University of New Hampshire (USA), has shown that forests are adjusting their way of growing in the face of the climate crisis, taking advantage only of the fertilizing effect of dioxide carbon, and then grow faster if water is abundant.
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Cows fed with algae, to reduce methane

Methane traps 84 times more heat than carbon dioxide, in a period of two decades. “Methane pollution causes a quarter of global warming” Cows are among the most numerous mammals on Earth (thanks to us), and as a result these placid bovines play an important role in contributing to climate change (again Thanks to us).
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Fungi for the bioremediation of soils contaminated by hydrocarbons

An academic study determined the potential of a particular group of these microorganisms to clean up soils contaminated with oil and its derivatives. They discuss their possibilities and alternatives for the future. Accidental oil spills and their derivatives represent a serious environmental problem, as they are highly polluting and naturally degrade very slowly.
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Solar technology for building cooling

A group of engineers have designed a new system that, without consuming electricity, can help cool buildings in large cities.Radiative coolingRadiative cooling is a passive cooling strategy with zero electricity consumption that can be used to radiate heat from buildings. to reduce air conditioning requirements.
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Sanders, the "green candidate" for US president.

Bernie Sanders just released his version of what a Green New Deal would look like, if he became president, and it seems incredibly ambitious. The proposed set of federal policies aims to simultaneously avoid a climate crisis while building a green economy that protects workers and vulnerable communities.
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GMOs bring cancer and deaths

“GMOs only bring disease, devastation and death, as has been proven in the countries that grow it. It is urgent to specify with a prohibition decree the government's promises that GMOs will not be planted either on the peninsula or anywhere in Mexico. ”Ana Zabaloy was a teacher at a rural school in San Antonio de Areco, Argentina.
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Is a vegetarian diet safe for my dog?

More people are giving up meat in their diets for a wide variety of reasons, from environmental to philosophical, and now vegetarians are also taking a second look at their dogs' meat-based diets. As a result, more owners are putting their dogs on a vegetarian or even vegan diet to avoid the ethical and health dilemmas that come with a side of beef, pork, or chicken on their pet's kibble.
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The exploitation of felines grows by leaps and bounds in the Asian continent

An investigation by the NGO World Animal Protection reveals the harsh reality that lions and tigers are experiencing to be used for commercial purposes. It is necessary to act now to save their lives.The NGO World Animal Protection, with more than 50 years fighting for animal welfare around the world, carried out an investigation that exposes how lions in South Africa and tigers in Asia, are stolen from nature in order to be bred in captivity to satisfy medical needs, despite the lack of evidence of the health benefits that such practices can generate.
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The UN calls for reducing meat consumption to curb climate change

Although the burning of fossil fuels is what receives the most attention, the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change warns that reducing the consumption of meat is essential to curb global warming, as well as measures against it. deforestation and in favor of the sustainable use of the land.
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The link between urban pollution and mortality is proven

The international study was conducted in 652 cities and confirms the relationship between urban air pollution and mortality risk. Study figures show that a daily increase of 10 micrograms per cubic meter in airborne particles emitted from vehicle exhaust pipes is associated with an increase in mortality of 0.44 and 0.68 Exposure to this pollution may increase the risk of short-term mortality, as confirmed by an international epidemiological analysis in 652 cities around the world, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in the United Kingdom, and the University of Fudan, in China, in which researchers from the Institute for Environmental Diagnosis and Water Studies (IDAEA) of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) have collaborated.
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