Erica, a plant known above all for its flower which, although small, has an indescribable effect and charm. The name of this plant derives from an ancient Greek word, ἐρείκη eréikē, one of the favorites of Aeschylus and Theocritus, a word that also refers to Northern Europe, to the ancient Irish froech, the Latvian virši and the Lithuanian virži.
How can we create a more sustainable and resilient world after the coronavirus crisis? We are living through a critical period in which important recovery decisions will be made that will shape our future. In this context, the European Environment Agency will bring together knowledge related to coronavirus and the environment and contribute to an informed debate.
This is a very special video and requested by the community, it is about how to improve the soil for your potted or container crops and designed for urban environments ... I lived most of my life in the city and the urban garden was one of my first experiences. It is really very challenging to grow on terraces or balconies and to be successful we need to start with the type of soil we choose for our crops.
Researchers from the United States and the Republic of Djibouti have rediscovered this mini elephant known as the Somali sengi (Elephantulus revoilii) more than 50 years after its last recording. While this species, also called the Somali elephant shrew, is historically documented as being endemic to Somalia, the new records come from the neighboring Republic of Djibouti and thus expand the species' known range in the Horn of Africa.
Cellulite is natural for everyone and consists of the deposit of fat under the skin. Unfortunately, however, a taboo has been created on this natural process and many people feel insecure about having it. If you are one of the people, here are the 10 foods that fight cellulite and restore firmness and elasticity to the skin.
In a good summer, what could be better than sharing cold melon slices? Melon is the quintessential summer snack. Its beautiful golden flesh is not very seedy and has a deliciously sweet taste.You can cut this melon into cubes or melon balls to add to a healthy and attractive fruit salad.
Close monitoring found that some companies tried to register originating products in offices in China, the United States and Japan. With this action, the national biological wealth is safeguarded against the constant attempt by companies to appropriate this heritage. Peru is a megadiverse country and its genetic resources (plants, animals and ecosystems), as well as traditional knowledge (ancestral knowledge on the uses and properties of biological products that are transmitted from generation to generation) are the subject of constant vigilance by the National Commission Against Biopiracy, chaired by the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property ( Indecopi).
Vetiver, whose scientific name is Chrysopogon zizanioides, is not magic, but it is being used in countless places in the world, healing, repairing, mitigating and resisting the erosive effects of our species on the planet, such as the loss of soil and contamination of the land. And the water.
The tropical island borders Madagascar, and is home to more than 13,500 species of plants. Botanists estimate that 4,000 new ones could be discovered in the next few years. New Guinea is home to more than 13,500 species of plants, two-thirds of which are endemic, according to a new study that suggests it has the highest plant diversity of any island in the world. : 19 more than Madagascar, which previously held the record.
In Amsterdam he began a change guideline based on the model proposed by the British economist Kate Raworth, (Donut economic model) shows us an economic model where it is proposed to leave the crazy idea of excessive industrial growth, identifying the activities / industries that pollute the most and Replace them with those that have proven to be more environmentally efficient, it is called the Donut model because at the center of the Donut are the needs of the human being and in the body of the donut are the activities that should not go beyond those limits (comfort zone ) to at once grow economically without continuing with the massive destruction of the living conditions of our planet.
A study shows that soybean oil, the most consumed in the United States, could affect the nervous system. Eating soybean oil has already been linked to obesity and diabetes 1. Now, new research from scientists at the University of California Riverside shows that soybean oil may also negatively affect certain neurological conditions 2.
What type of wood stoves to buy, Ecodesign 2022 or traditional ones, is a question that many private citizens ask themselves, given that European regulations are not yet in force, there is at least the entire year 2021 for their entry into force in 2022 and It is not ruled out that, in this period of time remaining for its implementation, changes may arise that imply new requirements so far not contemplated in the European Union.
The ancient Mayan city of Tikal, which had stood for a millennium at the time, was abandoned at least in part because its freshwater sources were severely contaminated, according to a team of researchers behind a new study published in the journal. Nature.The civilization of the past rose, prospered and fell, but the reason why they fell can still be a lesson to us if we want to avoid their fate.
The first thing to keep in mind is that geranium essential oil should never be ingested and should be mixed with another carrier oil before applying it to the skin. Pelargonium graveolens is the scientific name for a type of geranium native to South Africa. Steam is distilled from this plant to produce the essential oil of geranium, widely used in aromatherapy and other complementary therapies due to its therapeutic effects in maintaining Health.
I have worked for almost 20 years in the fields of energy healing and geomancy (Earth energies) and have found that in most cases of illness, geopathic stress can be found in the home. The Earth has a frequency natural 7.83Hz, known as Schumann Resonance, which corresponds to alpha brain waves in humans.
“Following deforestation, intentional fires are set in to clear land and make way for agriculture, ranching, and property speculation, often illegally. The fires tend to be more numerous in August or September ”highlights a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Pocho Álvarez is an Ecuadorian filmmaker and activist, specialized in documenting the impacts caused by the extractive industry on local territories and towns. In the interview, he talks about the false promises of mega-mining, the colonial influence that annihilates the claims of the affected communities and his concern that in the near future the cities will no longer have potable water.
With Hurricane Laura hitting Louisiana and Texas as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm and wildfires threatening the western United States, millions of Americans face the complex risks of a natural disaster in the midst of a pandemic. Overcrowded groceries and emergency shelters are potential concerns.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc for months across the planet, sickening nearly 24 million people and claiming more than 800,000 lives (and counting). However, humans are not the only species susceptible to the new coronavirus, dubbed SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, scientists say.
For those who have never seen or heard of this insect, they will discover that despite its appearance, which for some may be terrifying, it is a harmless being, very necessary and useful for Nature. However, due to the devastation of the forests (its habitat), this species has been declining more and more and is almost extinct!
The Japanese freighter “MV Wakashio”, carrying some 3,800 tonnes of fuel and 200 tonnes of oil, ran aground when it struck a reef at Pointe d'Esny on July 25, Mauritius. The ship is owned and operated by Nagashiki Shipping Company. by Mitsui OSK Line, both Japanese. On Sunday the 9th, due to damage to the ship's hull, about 1 leaked.