Almond blossom, flower not only very delicate and beautiful but also rich in meanings and used to symbolize important values and traditions. Many myths and legends from various parts of the world are inspired by almond blossoms, sacred and profane, and not only from the Mediterranean areas which are the ones where it is born and grows best.
Are you thinking about not eating meat? A plant-based diet is a healthy diet alternative, but you should get enough protein. Here are 20 plant-based protein sources you shouldn't ignore when starting your new diet. Plant-rich diets are packed with health benefits.
This year humanity reduced the consumption of the planet's resources significantly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the researchers. Consequently, Earth Overshoot Day, the point at which human consumption exceeds the amount that nature can regenerate in a year, has regressed more than three weeks from July 29, 2019 to August 22 of this year.
Canada's last fully intact ice shelf has collapsed into the Arctic Ocean. It took just a couple of days for the shelf to lose nearly half its area, scientists said Friday, sending large islands of ice into the ocean.The 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf, located on the edge of Ellesmere Island in the territory Northern Nunavut, collapsed late last month, researchers announced this week.
Photographs published on social networks of a woman walking with a tiger cub sparked controversy over the mistreatment of exotic animals in the Mexican capital. An image circulating on social networks shows a woman walking a tiger cub inside of a luxurious shopping center in Mexico City.
Intermittent fasting involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating to help with weight loss, improve the health of your metabolism, and boost your immune system. The question is; Does it really work or is it just another fad? Intermittent fasting has been around for centuries and was studied as an ancient health secret.
In Switzerland, a debate has arisen that seeks to include the rights of animals, especially domestic animals, in its Constitution. It also seeks to incorporate norms of "ecological agriculture" and take into account a popular initiative against intensive livestock. The Federal Council (Executive) studied the popular initiative "no to intensive livestock in Switzerland" and showed its willingness to incorporate it into the national Constitution “A respectful accommodation for production animals”.
Some plants are medicinal, others are ornamental, or they can be both, as is the case with foxglove, which is a marvel to adorn the garden, but is also studied in the laboratory for its medicinal properties. It is beautiful, lush and can be grow in the backyard in regions with less intense summers.
Study by the Office for National Statistics finds that a single unit increase in exposure to air pollution, in the long term can increase the death rate by up to 6 Prolonged exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of death from Covid-19, according to an extensive study by the Office for National Statistics.
The French island called “La Reunion” has always been characterized by its natural hazards. But since 2011, the presence of Sardinian and tiger sharks has become a serious threat, and over the last decade it has become the place in the world with the highest mortality from attacks by sharks.
Do natural insect repellants work? The answer, as we can go ahead, is a bit complicated. Two of the three active ingredients that have regularly earned recommended status in our insect repellent ratings (picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus, or ALE) are either derived from plants or synthesized to mimic chemicals in plants.
Studies have been done on the tears of many mammals, but until now, those of birds and reptiles were hardly known, and it turns out that they are very similar to those of humans. Tears play an important role in maintaining healthy vision in all species, but studying them in certain animals is not an easy task.
"Choyün, shoots from the earth": an animated short about the socio-environmental conflict in Wallmapu
In southern Chile, in the Araucanía region, amid mountains and ancient forests threatened by logging, a Mapuche family struggles to preserve their culture and ways of life. “Choyün, sprouts of the earth” is a animated short set in southern Chile, specifically in the Araucanía Region, amidst mountains and ancient forests threatened by logging, a Mapuche family struggles to preserve their culture and ways of life.
Declaration by the Salar de Atacama and the High Andean Wetlands of Chile against the advance of mining extractivism
We hereby express our concern about the serious socio-environmental deterioration that the high Andean salt flats and wetlands have suffered as a result of the exploitation of their waters for use by metallic and non-metallic mining, both in Chile and throughout the Puna de Atacama ( Argentina and Bolivia), specifically in the area known as the lithium triangle.
The fires in the delta area of the Paraná River, on the Argentine coast, are causing an environmental and health crisis in the country. The authorities denounced that the fire had been caused intentionally. In the province of Córdoba there are also two major sources of gravity. In the north of the province of Córdoba, it is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history.
In this video you can see 190 days of plant growth in just three minutes. For example a pea sown in a transparent container growing for 37 days, among other botanical species. The movement of the tendrils is so fascinating that watching it reach its support seems almost science fiction.
On the island of Palawan, nature is more intact than anywhere else in the Philippines. They intend to establish industrial plantations.Palawan is home to numerous endemic species, some of them, such as shrews, bucerotids or pangolins in their local variants, are on the Red List of threatened species.
Colombian President Iván Duque has just approved Law 2,047 that prohibits the testing of cosmetic products on animals. With this law, Colombia becomes one of the almost 40 countries in the world that has already abolished the use of animals in cosmetic tests, being The first in Latin America, the law also restricts the import and marketing of cosmetic products tested on animals and will take effect in 2024.
An insecticide is used to control harmful pests that could otherwise devastate crops. The problem, of course, is that insecticide use often has serious environmental costs. By spraying harmful insecticides generously on their crops, farmers can decimate species, including key pollinators like bees, and devastate fragile ecosystems.
Turmeric is well known for being an aromatic spice that is used in cooking to flavor different dishes.Its color is intense orange-yellow and it has an unmistakable smell, it is the root of a herbaceous plant belonging to the family of the ' zingiberaceae '(relative of ginger) native to India and Indonesia.
The Greenland ice sheet lost a record amount of ice in 2019, equivalent to one million tonnes per minute throughout the year, satellite data shows. The loss from climate is likely to be the worst in centuries and is Raising sea level: The climate crisis is heating the Arctic at twice the rate at lower latitudes, and the ice sheet is the largest contributor to rising sea levels, which already threatens coasts around the world .