Gradual deterioration of the environment is one of the biggest challenges that Africa has to face. Threats with the most significant impact are droughts and constant desertification. Fertile green areas have been gradually changing into a barren and dead...
The Dutch company, The Mobile Factory, has presented a unique way of how to help regions affected by natural disasters. Pieces of debris are placed in a machine that transforms them into liquid concrete. Consequently, this material is used...
Coral bleaching, which destroyed two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 2016 and 2017, had a very drastic impact on the planet’s largest living structure. According to a study published in the Nature journal, the significant coral death rate...
Have you ever used plastic cutlery or a disposable plastic cup? It may seem like something harmless, but if you imagine 7.7 billion people doing so, it becomes a global problem. Many sea creatures are literally drowning in plastic,...
Undisciplined and speeding drivers cause countless accidents every day. Most people would expect drivers to behave at least close to schools and hospitals, but statistics clearly demonstrate that in the US alone that 100 children lose their lives every...
When talking about the most common type of waste, the majority of people would probably imagine plastic bags or bottles. Surprisingly, the most common type of garbage is cigarette butts. Unfortunately, the butts contain dozens of dangerous chemicals, including...
According to estimates of the American Cancer Society, about 12.5 million people had some kind of cancer in 2009. About 25.8 million people had problems associated with diabetes at that time. Every year, these two very frequently occurring diseases...
More than 300 million tonnes of plastics are produced annually, and there are at least five trillion plastic pieces floating in our oceans. The degradation and fragmentation of plastics will ultimately result in sinking to the underlying deep-sea habitats,...
The population of bees is rapidly declining worldwide. In the United States alone, their number has dropped by about 30% over the past five years. This drop is so sharp that scientists even gave it a name, namely the...
The water that flows from our taps is clean but not for 100%. Despite the perfect filters in wastewater treatment plants, some chemicals cannot be removed from the drinking water. These mainly comprise medicines, various cleaners or cosmetics. These...