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The place of nature in our behaviour

We are at an ecological tipping point where studies suggest that once the earth will have warmed up by 4°C, negative retro controls will turn into positive ones (1). Meaning that certain ecosystems, such as forests which are absorbing most of our current CO2 emissions, will dry up and start...

Push-pull technology

Push-pull technology: an eco-friendly pest management system

  In this video Caroline Balloux, biologist, describes how to improve with science a very old system used by farmers in Kenya in order to naturally repel pests. Eco-friendly pest management system: Protects wildlife and biodiversity No chemical pollution of groundwater   Are you interested in more information on this?...

Fish farming: how does it affect the environment?

Do you know where the fish you eat comes from? It is viewed that eating fish is more ecological than eating meat; however this can be seriously questioned as we learn about Aquaculture practices. What is Aquaculture? Just as Agriculture is the domestication of land (plants and animals), Aquaculture is...

Hemp

Hemp clothes: ease the threat of water and ecosystem deterioration

 Cotton in the middle of ecological debates Cotton is the main textile fiber in the world. This one has been cultivated by man for more than 5000 years. At present, cotton is in the middle of ecological debates as this one is submitted to intensive farming and contributes greatly to...