Cotton is one of the most popular textile materials. Thanks to its properties it is widely used in the textile industry. It is also a great material for coffee filters, fishing nets or bondages and cosmetics. It is purely natural and originates from plants. It is gathered from Gossypium seeds. Cottons has definitely more advantages […] … learn more→
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As well as researching the impact of carbon emissions, we need to reduce our own
To nobody’s great surprise, a month ago, Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Paris climate agreement. While some current and former coal miners celebrated, this act of environmental vandalism not only won’t see a return of jobs to an industry where strip-mining requires few workers but it also – paradoxically – has reignited the […] … learn more→
Trump or NASA – who’s really politicising climate science?
Climate research conducted at NASA had been “heavily politicised”, said Robert Walker, a senior adviser to US President-elect Donald Trump. This has led him to recommend stripping funding for climate research at NASA. Walker’s claim comes with a great deal of irony. Over the past few decades, climate science has indeed become heavily politicised. But […] … learn more→
How to ensure smart cities benefit everyone
This isn’t a vision of life like on “The Jetsons.” It’s real urban communities responding in real-time to changing weather, times of day and citizen needs. These efforts can span entire communities. They can vary from monitoring traffic to keep cars moving efficiently or measuring air quality to warn residents (or turn on massive air […] … learn more→
Education for sustainable development: Adopting a transformative perspective
Attaining a sustainable future demands adaptation of various values, behaviours, and habits, usually learned and integrated at an early age. Current educational paradigms, unfortunately, are insufficient for the realization of transformative actions. The deficiency of efficacy in sustainability-intensive educational programs is partially due to defective presumptions concerning knowledge, and by extension, the information-oriented methods focusing […] … learn more→
The UAE wants to build a ‘rainmaking mountain’ – are we all ok with that?
Eglwyswrw is a real place. This village in Wales is as long on rain as it is short on vowels. Last winter, it rained for 85 days in a row, just missing out on setting the British record. There’s a reason why it is so wet: the prevailing winds carry moisture-laden air from the Atlantic […] … learn more→
Ten types of PhD supervisor relationships – which is yours?
It’s no secret that getting a PhD is a stressful process. One of the factors that can help or hinder this period of study is the relationship between supervisor and student. Research shows that effective supervision can significantly influence the quality of the PhD and its success or failure. PhD supervisors tend to fulfil several […] … learn more→
What to know about the Honeybee crisis
What are bees good for? A lot more than honey, chapstick, and matriarchal role models. Whether you fear bees for their sting or envy their stripes, the familiar buzzing of queen-mandated pollination is a natural and necessary part of life. Bees keep crops healthy, our salads delicious, and agricultural industries thriving. As such, bees are […] … learn more→
Let’s call it: 30 years of above average temperatures means the climate has changed
If you’re younger than 30, you’ve never experienced a month in which the average surface temperature of the Earth was below average. Each month, the US National Climatic Data Center calculates Earth’s average surface temperature using temperature measurements that cover the Earth’s surface. Then, another average is calculated for each month of the year for […] … learn more→
The economic cost of climate change: time for new math
Climate change is as much an economic problem as an environmental one. The effects of climate change, such as damage from more severe weather or health problems from higher temperatures, will impose a cost on society. On the other hand, moving away from a fossil fuel-based energy system will require significant investments into low-carbon technologies. […] … learn more→