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Is it good or bad news that the price of gasoline and diesel falls?

Is it good or bad news that the price of gasoline and diesel falls?

Gasoline and diesel are the main causes of urban pollution in Spain, which cause serious damage to human health . They are also responsible for much of our contribution to climate change. Both the price of gasoline and diesel have skyrocketed due to the current energy crisis and, as a result, their consumption has decreased. But the trend has changed, and […] … learn more→

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu is planning to create a version of itself in the metaverse, as a response to the existential threat of rising sea levels. Tuvalu’s minister for justice, communication and foreign affairs, Simon Kofe, made the announcement via a chilling digital address to leaders at COP27. He said the plan, which accounts […] … learn more→

‘What am I supposed to do about all this really bad stuff?’ Young people identify 7 ‘superpowers’ to fight climate change

‘What am I supposed to do about all this really bad stuff?’ Young people identify 7 ‘superpowers’ to fight climate change

Many young people feel anxious, powerless, sad and angry about climate change. Although there are some great resources on children’s eco-anxiety and climate distress, the vast majority are designed for and by adults. So, what resources do children and young people themselves want, to support them in facing climate change? And what strengths do they have when it comes to […] … learn more→

“The other side of words”: Bifurcating

“The other side of words”: Bifurcating

The term “bifurcate” has been widely used in recent months in the French media space, especially during graduation ceremonies from several major engineering and business schools. Pointing to the “ravages” on society and the planet in which technologies would participate, young graduates have said loud and clear their refusal to participate in a capitalist economic model deemed responsible for […] … learn more→

Faced with the ecological emergency, how can the programs of schools and universities be transformed?

Faced with the ecological emergency, how can the programs of schools and universities be transformed?

For several years, in France as elsewhere, higher education has been questioned about its role and its responsibilities in the current socio-environmental crises. In response, many research and initiatives have emerged aimed at better integrating the principles and objectives of sustainable development into the various curricula , in particular since the Higher Education Initiative for Sustainable Development ( HESI ) […] … learn more→

Heat and drought, a lethal cocktail

Heat and drought, a lethal cocktail

As the increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere warms the Earth, the global temperature rises and, as a consequence, heat waves increase in duration and intensity . Record temperatures are coming in faster and more furiously than researchers expected. And this raises questions about what to expect in the future. The fact that temperatures have […] … learn more→

Ecological transition in school: education, buildings and school environments

Ecological transition in school: education, buildings and school environments

The ecological transition is on everyone’s lips, both internationally and in the European Union and the countries around us. In Spain, an ad hoc name has even been created for the ministry, before Environment, which indicates the current focus of its mission: Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge . Although an ecological transition does not depend only on a ministry, but […] … learn more→

‘Dark data’ is killing the planet – we need digital decarbonisation

‘Dark data’ is killing the planet – we need digital decarbonisation

More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. This could be your multiple near-identical images held on Google Photos or iCloud, a business’s outdated spreadsheets that will never be used again, or data from internet of things sensors that have no purpose. […] … learn more→

We may be underestimating just how bad carbon-belching SUVs are for the climate – and for our health

We may be underestimating just how bad carbon-belching SUVs are for the climate – and for our health

Australia’s love for fuel-hungry and fuel-inefficient SUVs is hampering our ability to bring transport emissions down. SUVs make up half of all new car sales last year, a National Transport Commission report revealed this week – up from a quarter of all sales a decade ago. As a result, the carbon emitted by all new cars sold […] … learn more→

What is The Line, the 170km-long mirrored metropolis Saudi Arabia is building in the desert?

What is The Line, the 170km-long mirrored metropolis Saudi Arabia is building in the desert?

As climate change rapidly advances, many Middle Eastern states are aiming to make the transition from carbon-based economies to alternatives that attract people from around the world – for tourism, business, work or to live. One such example is a development known as NEOM, to be built in Saudi Arabia. A key part of the plan is “The Line”, a […] … learn more→