The recent authorization of the Cuban government for the research, production, use and international trade of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has revived a controversy that began more than a decade ago, when three hectares of transgenic corn were planted for the first time on the island. for research purposes.
The Mexican rainforests are the northernmost rainforests on the American continent. They start around the latitude of Mexico City and run south at lower elevations. A quarter of Mexico's total land area is forest land, it also has the largest number of pine and oak species in the world.
European politicians, companies and activists have called for green investments to restart growth after the coronavirus pandemic, saying that combating climate change and promoting biodiversity would rebuild stronger economies. The European Union is heading for a strong recession triggered by the outbreak, But divided on how to finance the economic recovery, and the ailing South advocates joint debt issuance against opposition from the fiscally conservative North.
Our activities are negatively impacting the Earth and, according to a recent study, one of the planet's many resources is being greatly affected by increasing human populations and consumption rates. Worse yet: urbanization, industrialization, and modern agricultural practices are polluting the environment and depleting precious natural resources at alarming rates.
The fast-spreading coronavirus has infected more than 100,000 people worldwide, heightened fears about a planetary pandemic, and rocked global markets. The coronavirus is also having an unexpected environmental effect: it is reducing carbon emissions. China's work stoppages and declining industrial production have cut the country's normally high carbon emissions by at least a quarter, according to a published analysis. recently on CarbonBrief by Lauri Myllyvirta, Analyst at the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air.
We all know that coffee has been our company when we are not sleeping, and, at least for women, chocolate has been our emotional support. It turns out that our "go-to" may be helping our brains, too. Perhaps the answer to creating superhuman intelligence lies in coffee and chocolate.