Ecology


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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 ...
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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 ...
Contaminación lumínica

Light pollution: a growing problem that is in no way harmless

Author | Jaime Ramos Approximately one half of the population of the European Union and over two thirds of the US population can no longer see the Milky Way. This is not a planetary alignment phenomenon, but a growing problem called light pollution. Mankind’s mark on planet Earth and the industrialisation thereof, is ...

Urban forests: these cities are naturalising their environment

Author | Marcos Martínez In 2003, the city of Seoul rediscovered the Cheonggyecheon River. It had been almost entirely covered in asphalt in 1968, when various sections of an elevated motorway were built over it. The body of water demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing the urban temperature and combating the urban ...