an innovative journey into Eco-communication

an innovative journey into Eco-communication

“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people”. This simple aphorism by the Irish writer and poet William Butler Yeats points out the increasing need to communicate in a more objective, simple, synthetic, clear and flexible way. Something even more crucial when we are debating on multidisciplinary environmental issues. H.E. Cristiano Gallo, Ambassador of Italy in the Principality of Monaco and the author Maurizio Abbati (Monaco Novotel).© Maurizio Abbati Book-launch…

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‘Make cars lighter to save the planet,’ says McLaren boss

‘Make cars lighter to save the planet,’ says McLaren boss

Britain has the potential to be a world leader in the technology needed to make lighter, more fuel efficient vehicles which are better for the environment, according to the boss of supercar company McLaren. Mike Flewitt, chief executive of the Woking-based manufacturer, called for concerted effort to launch a “weight race” in cars. This would end the current battle to develop ever more power engines to deliver better performing cars because being lighter they would…

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How to save the planet?

How to save the planet?

What is the appropriate response to the threat of climate change? To some climate activists, it means we must give up on economic growth, capitalism or even industrial society itself. This extreme viewpoint, if correct, would require modern humanity to abandon much of what makes life comfortable and secure. It also causes many on the political right – and some in the centre – to suspect climate activism of being merely an excuse to end…

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4 reasons why heat pumps are not going to save the planet

4 reasons why heat pumps are not going to save the planet

We should stop thinking that technology will save us and recognize we have to reduce demand. I get very nervous, writing about heat pumps. Everybody yells at me. When I wrote a recent post about heat pump startup Dandelion, their publicist called it an “inaccurate rant” -and it is a spinoff from the “don’t be evil” company so I must have been wrong. Our poor comments moderator has to take a day off every time…

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Changing Livestock Feed Might Help Save the Planet

Changing Livestock Feed Might Help Save the Planet

The next time you sit down to eat at the “International House of Burgers” (insert eye roll), you probably won’t be thinking about what it took to get that meal on the table. Most of us only meet the meat we consume in the form of burgers, nuggets and bacon, so it can be pretty convenient to ignore what it took to transform all those cows, chickens and pigs into those products. But even if…

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Help save the planet by going vegan, study says – Lifestyle

Help save the planet by going vegan, study says – Lifestyle

Cutting down worldwide consumption of animal products and switching to a plant-based diet would contribute to reduced emissions from the commercial meat industry. Researchers at the Department of Zoology and the School of Geography and Environment at Oxford University have found that going vegan could have the greatest possible impact on the environment, even beyond consuming sustainably sourced meats. In the United States alone, more people adopting a plant-based diet could cut food emissions by…

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How can we save the planet? The Ocean Cleanup’s CEO is joining us on TNW Answers

How can we save the planet? The Ocean Cleanup’s CEO is joining us on TNW Answers

What inspired you to start The Ocean Cleanup? Besides for The Ocean Cleanup, what other projects in the field are you excited about? What can we do in our everyday to help the planet? Ask all this and more to Ocean Cleanup Project’s Boyan Slat. Boyan Slat is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, a foundation that develops advanced systems to rid oceans of plastic around the world. He studied Aerospace Engineering at…

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Father and son risk their lives crossing Antarctica to save the planet

Father and son risk their lives crossing Antarctica to save the planet

Perhaps the only thing more torturous than trekking 600 miles to the South Pole, through some of the most inhospitable conditions nature has to offer, is watching your son do the same. And that’s precisely what explorer Robert Swan experienced this winter, when he and his son, Barney, undertook a record-setting journey to the South Pole, becoming the first explorers ever to do so surviving solely off of renewable energy. “At the age of 61,…

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The Most Effective Way To Save The Planet – Forbes

Forbes The Most Effective Way To Save The PlanetForbesMother Earth is not a happy camper these days. It seems that after decades of being mistreated, she's finally fighting back. Look no further than the extreme weather we've experienced in the last year alone. Across the globe we've seen record breaking … Source link

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Ikea Is Working on How to Make Lots of Money and Save the Planet

Ikea Is Working on How to Make Lots of Money and Save the Planet

The world’s biggest furniture retailer is figuring out how to pursue ambitious climate goals without losing out economically. Ikea, the Swedish company known for making smart, inexpensive furniture that stands little chance of becoming a family heirloom, wants people to hold on to its pieces for longer. To that end, the company intends to broaden the services it provides to include things like new sofa coverings, and the option of fixing up old pieces. Moving…

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Women who refuse to have babies — to save the planet!

Oonagh Dalgliesh is the first to admit she feels broody. She is enchanted by the idea of watching a baby grow up, of marvelling at that first crooked smile, those tentative first steps and the fledgling attempts at independence that melt most mothers’ hearts. Even so, she has decided she will never experience the joy of discovering she is pregnant. At 32, Oonagh is certainly of child-bearing age. With a well-paid job as an events…

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Addressing wastefulness in our shopping habits could help save the planet

Addressing wastefulness in our shopping habits could help save the planet

(Picture: Nicholas Eveleigh) Yesterday was World Environment Day. And in its wake, we’re looking at the impact of fast fashion. Retro finds from charity shops and upcycled vintage collections like Urban Renewal at Urban Outfitters might be very much in vogue among young shoppers, but over a third of people in the UK would refuse to buy second-hand clothes or something from a charity shop. According to new research from JD Women, in the UK…

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How Cyanobacteria Could Help Save the Planet

How Cyanobacteria Could Help Save the Planet

It’s very easy to forget that complex life on Earth almost missed the boat entirely. As the Sun’s luminosity gradually increases, the oceans will boil away, and the planet will no longer be in the habitable zone for life as we know it. Okay, we likely have a billion years before this happens—by which point our species will probably have destroyed itself or moved away from Earth—but Earth itself is 4.5 billion years old or…

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“Save the planet” message in new children’s book by York author

“Save the planet” message in new children’s book by York author

York environment campaigner and expert Gary Haq is taking his message to the next generation with his first children’s book, reports MAXINE GORDON DR Gary Haq is more used to putting together a research paper than writing a children’s novel – but that is exactly what he’s been up to for the past six years. Besides doing his day job on how to save the planet, he has crafted a story for eight-year-olds – to…

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Would you go vegan to save the planet? Researchers say it might be our best option – Science News

Would you go vegan to save the planet? Researchers say it might be our best option – Science News

Would you give up animal products to save the planet? No more meat, dairy, leather, cheese. Cheese? Key points food impact Key points: Even well-managed meat production has a greater environmental impact than vegetables, study finds We could cut our agricultural land use by 76 per cent, if we got rid of meat Getting rid of the worst producers would make a substantial difference To a lot of people, that idea sounds like the end…

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Farmers can save the planet before they destroy it, Australian climate scientist says | Ag News

Farmers can save the planet before they destroy it, Australian climate scientist says | Ag News

In a room full of regenerative agriculture faithfuls, Australian climate scientist and microbiologist Walter Jehne started the conversation. Will farmers save the planet before they destroy it? How the future plays out depends on how well the industry understands, respects and regenerates soils, he said. Healthy biosystems across the world’s farmland provide stable hydrology, weather, economy and communities, he said during the annual Fuller Field School in Emporia last month. But the current picture of…

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