Tree rings, ice cores and sediment deposits could see changes in pollution during the global shutdown from the pandemic. In 2017, researchers from several universities used advanced laser-based technology to look inside ice cores drawn from the top of the Alps.
In a world where the majority of human suffering is perpetrated by a small minority against the vast majority, a small positive side of the current coronavirus pandemic is that it seems to have us all on the same side. A scourge with the ability to terrorize those responsible means that, ironically, we are more scared and more secure.
Agricultural leaders have expressed concern about the lack of available manpower due to the coronavirus, with one calling for a “ground army” to be recruited from people left without work by the crisis. Restrictions put in place due to the virus are likely to prevent many Of the 60,000 seasonal workers who come to the UK each year to work on farms travel, and the supply of domestic workers is also expected to decline.
We share the document “Agroecology in times of COVID-19”, prepared by Miguel A. Altieri and Clara Inés Nicholls from the University of California, Berkeley and the Latin American Center for Agroecological Research (CELIA). Fragment “Most of our global problems: energy and water shortages, environmental degradation, climate change, economic inequality, food insecurity and others, cannot be tackled in isolation, as these problems are interconnected and interdependent.
Hypocrisy and cynicism are at their peak, sustained by the hegemonic discourse, they follow their path of death and desolation. The concentrated and poisoning production model does not take a break and continues to throw the health defenses of all those who involuntarily stand in its unprejudiced path to the ground.
The corona virus has existed for 10,000 years. But why is it infecting us today? At least 60 of the emerging diseases originate in animals and 2/3 of that percentage in wildlife. There are more than 100 million viruses and more than 1 million are unknown If we invade natural ecosystems with our anthropic activities, such as cutting down forests, monocultures, oil exploitation, consumption habits, we kill animals or confine them to captivity, among others , we are breaking the ecosystem balance.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, recently declared about the new coronavirus: “no, I am not responsible at all”, after which he took the opportunity to blame the whole world for his delayed and terrible response to the pandemic: China , Obama and Democrats. Meanwhile, Trump is pushing a financial package with taxpayer money that will redistribute wealth… but among the rich.
Scientists hope to see changes in the timing, location and severity of disease outbreaks as global temperatures rise. President Trump assured the American public that warmer weather could halt the spread of the coronavirus. But experts caution that there is no evidence to back up that idea.
Pangolins are one of the most threatened animals on Earth, although most people have never heard of them. Not only are pangolins being poached at an alarming rate (often by poachers using roads built by illegal logging), but their greedy habitats are rapidly being destroyed by corporate greed.
Smoking is bad and it is even more dangerous these days. The Italian Higher Institute of Health (ISS) has just warned that those who smoke have a higher risk of developing complications in case of coronavirus infection. There is talk of more than twice the chance of ending up in intensive care.
We always knew that climate change was going to be painful ... Something changed recently when I saw a map comparing the air over China before and after the country locked down in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Slowly, over the course of a week, I began to see the issue of climate change in a whole new light.
The European Sentinel-5P satellite has detected a significant drop in nitrogen dioxide concentrations in northern Italy between February and March. The decrease in this compound, emitted by vehicles, coincides with the measures adapted to prevent the advance of the disease, which have caused a reduction in traffic and industrial activities.
The coronavirus outbreak has left Thailand's hotels empty, its tour guides out of work, and its markets unusually quiet and empty. The country's wildlife may also be noticing a lack of visitors, as some species, such as monkeys, have become used to receiving food from tourists.
A strong immune system makes a person strong. Then you will have to worry less about catching the common cold or virus (such as the COVID-19 Coronavirus) because your body will have better weapons to fight germs and disease. Being sick makes you feel exhausted and tired, but there are steps you can take to prevent diseases.
The best way to prevent illness is to exercise and eat the right foods.This list of healthy foods will keep your immune system strong against bacteria and viruses, such as Coronavirus COVID-19, raw and fresh garlic: Strong-smelling foods like garlic are very healthy because they contain allicin , an antimicrobial.
“But if the public health problem is not necessarily as extremely alarming as it is presented in the media, why then is this epidemic treated as an issue that deserves almost exclusive attention and real-time monitoring? COVID-19 is not only a global health problem, but also a problem with other interconnected economic, ecological and social faces.
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.
Fear was never a good advisor and even less when it is unjustified. The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, has spread very rapidly around the world and in Europe there is a fairly large outbreak in Italy. Health professionals repeat over and over that there is no reason for social alarm.
For the biologist Rodrigo Medellín Legorreta, a researcher at the Institute of Ecology (IE) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, bats are the most unfairly abused animals in the world, they are one of the species that have a negative image, such as scorpions, snakes and sharks.
The fear of the coronavirus grows. This new infection, can it affect your pet? The World Health Organization (WHO), for the moment, rules out the possibility that pets can transmit the coronavirus to humans, however it is recommended to wash hands with soap and water after contact with pets, as this can protect ourselves from bacteria such as E.
At this time, it is not known how far the threat of the Wuhan (China) coronavirus will reach. The fatalities are more than 300 and its expansion already reaches 20 countries around the globe. The Chinese authorities report that the virus mutates rapidly, that it has already increased its infectious capacity and that transmitting people do not necessarily show symptoms of illness.