Ecology


yakarta is sinking

Jakarta is sinking and now Indonesia has to find a new capital

Author | Marcos Martínez Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, is sinking. 10.1 million people lived in the city in 2017, and over 30 million in its metropolitan area. As a solution to combat the rising seal-levels due to climate change, the state plans to move the capital, according to the minister Bambang Brodjonegoro. ...

Copenhagen’s green future is built on the rooftops

Author | Diana Pardo Urban allotments, flowers, aromatic plants, bushes, viewpoints and even trails, form part of the rooftops in the city of Copenhagen. Because, apart from being the largest city in Denmark, with a population of two million, the Nordic country is a fine global example of environmental sustainability. Its goals ...
singapore green city

Green cities and economic wealth, a 100% compatible team

Author | Diana Pardo Increased vegetation in cities improves the quality of air for their inhabitants, therefore improving the heath of residents as well. This is an indisputable fact, which is now being recognised by many, as demonstrated by the initiatives to create urban forests. What few people know is that ...
diesel ban in europe

Welcome to the post-diesel era. And now what?

Author | Jaime Ramos Mobility has experienced a revolution this decade, targeting the very heart of the industry. The centenary supremacy of combustion engines is swaying, with the general boom of new forms of alternative mobility and, specifically, electric cars. Diesel-powered models are the first to feel the effects of this change. ...
green city in south korea

Which are the 10 greenest cities in the world?

Author | Diana Pardo Until recently, cities across the world were built without taking into account elements such as acoustic pollution, levels of CO2 emissions, air pollution or areas designed for green zones. However, today, these are priority factors for the wellbeing of citizens and the protection of the environment. Not ...
chinese waste incineration

The Chinese dilemma of waste-to-energy plants

Author | Jaime Ramos The urban growth projection for the coming decades brings with it new challenges. One of these is the issue of how to manage the waste that is generated, which is increasing at an alarming rate and particularly in specific areas of the planet. Storing and recycling waste are ...