Climate change causes the increase of wave energy

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Many climate change effects happen at the sea. They’re particularly visible because of the destruction of coastal areas all over the planet due to sea level rises. Nonetheless, a new study published by Nature on January 14th says that the changes in wave power are also an important indicator of the consequences of climate change. And ignoring it may lead to…

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What are the world’s top 10 risks for 2019?

What are the world’s top 10 risks for 2019?  One of the first lines of the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risks Report sets the mood straight away. They ask the question “is the world sleepwalking into a crisis?” The following ideas aren’t very enthusiastic either. The authors say global risks are intensifying but the collective will to fight them is…

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an email or an instant message?

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an instant message or an email? Have you ever wondered about the sustainability of your communications?  An overview of SMS, instant messages and emails worldwide Worldwide, the use of mobile messaging and social apps (instant messages) is growing at a higher rate than any other mobile apps. In fact, Whatsapp is the most popular messaging app…

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Deforestation – what is it? What are its causes, effects and solutions?

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What is the definition of deforestation? It adds more CO2 to the atmosphere than all cars and trucks on the world’s roads. But what are its causes and effects? How to stop deforestation? What animals are affected by deforestation? Let’s find out. What is deforestation? A brief definition Deforestation is the decrease in forest areas. It happens when forest regions are…

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Renewable energy: definition, examples, benefits and limitations

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What is renewable energy? Which are the best examples of renewable energies in the world? What are their advantages and disadvantages? How is renewable energy having an impact on the world in terms of employment and new jobs? Definition of renewable energies Renewable energies (or renewables) are ways to generate energy from (theoretically) unlimited natural resources. These resources are either available…

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Digital transformation and ecological transition are not incompatible

In these times of acute awareness of environmental issues, our lifestyles face some healthy and very necessary questioning, namely in terms of the digital technology that has been revolutionizing the world for the past ten years or so. Philippe Tuzzolino, Orange Group Environmental Director, sheds his expert light on the subject to put into perspective various aspects of the digital phenomenon.…

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The world’s greenest cities. What can we learn from them?

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What were the world’s greenest cities? What are their environmental strengths and what can we learn from them? Why are cities so important to fight climate change? Let’s figure it out. A ranking of the most sustainable cities in the world With the goal of understanding the stakes that each city is taking and sharing their best practices, Arcadis, a consulting…

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Christmas gifts – 10 ecological and ethical ideas to offer to family & friends

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Are you looking for eco-friendly, responsible or ethical gift ideas to offer to your friends and family for Christmas? Then we have some ideas to help you out buying or creating original and responsible gifts! Christmas is usually a period of gifts. Yet, this is not a reason to fall into the excesses of consumption: we can keep up to our…

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Are avocados sustainable? What are the consequences of avocado production?

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Avocados became the latest trend in the Western World’s diet. Apart from their tasty flavor, they have many benefits for our health and well-being. But producing them in industrial numbers is harming the environment and local populations. We have set a high demand for avocados. Let’s go deeper into what’s happening around the supply. Why are avocados so popular? What are…

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Is palm oil bad for the planet? Can palm oil be sustainable?

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Palm oil is present in around 50% of the products you see when you go to the supermarket. Due to its massive use and efficiency, it is being overexploited – destroying ecosystems, biodiversity and supporting unfair human rights practices. Because of this, some companies have already started to demand that the palm oil they buy as an ingredient for their products…

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