The EU started to tackle greenwashing and increase consumer awareness. This follows a trend of growing environmental awareness to ensure that ecological claims match genuine efforts to protect our Planet.
We are slowly becoming familiar with the possibilities of artificial intelligence. We ask Siri about the weather or have ChatGPT type our work emails. But what lies behind the innovation? This article sheds light on the dark sides of AI, revealing the potential dangers, ethical dilemmas and societal consequences of the widespread use of AI. Is it worth the price?
Desalination by reverse osmosis is the most common method of obtaining potable water from the sea. Already widely used in the Middle East, the Pacific Countries, America and even Europe, it ensures water security in many countries. However, it is too early to call this method “what will save us from global water shortage” because it is still too energy inefficient.
Eurac Research launched ADO, a drought observatory capable of monitoring precipitation and water shortages all over the Alps.
The severe winter drought left most of Italy with critically low levels of water. Yet, for most Italians droughts are still seen as a temporary problem.
You have most likely seen internationally renowned companies’ claims that their products are “carbon neutral”. But what are these green claims built on?
Flowers and plants are moving unexpectedly in the Alps to survive. By escaping environmental changes they will somehow make it. Are we also ready to deal with the environmental changes that we are facing?
Towards a more ambitious European climate policy: To achieve a 55 % emission cut by 2030, the EU wants to make the polluter pay for its emissions.
Lula is Brazil’s new official president. At COP 27 he delivered a strong environmental message to the world: “Brazil will stand for the Amazon and the indigenous people living in there”
Clashing with art is the new controversial form of environmentalism.
Implemented by certified communities, Bolivian urban agroecology is a future-proof form of farming that can be scaled up to help achieve local food security and sovereignty in the country.
Thanks to its well-developed forestry sector, Italy can use its wood-energy industry to tackle today’s energy and economic crisis and pave the path towards a true “Forest Sovereignty”.
In the Anthropocene, natural and human-induced extreme events are hitting the world more frequently than in the past. How can we handle them?”
This year’s exceptional drought caused such a dramatic reduction of groundwater levels that it will be hard to recover. Water scarcity might become a real issue also in Germany and the Netherlands.
How do plants travel? And how much is climate change contributing to their migrations?
Trentino has approved a cutting-edge Environmental Energy plan for 2021-2030, focusing on actions to save energy, increase the efficiency of homes and industries, and boost electricity generation from renewable sources.
With the climate crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine the risk of a global food crisis has become very real.
The environment is the silent casualty of war. What are the effects of the war in Ukraine on the environment?
The voluntary carbon market offers compensation for carbon dioxide emissions. To work properly, however, it must be more effective and transparent.
Our Agrecol Trees project in Bolivia is also a place for sharing authentic environmental stories. Read the story of Nelly: a farming community leader, a true land guardian and climate crisis fighter.
The climate crisis has broken the delicate balance of fire-prone Australian ecosystems, thus threatening the life of animals, plants, and humans.
Providing the provincial administration with guidelines to contrast the climate crisis locally, the Trentino Clima 2021-2023 Plan is an excellent example of virtuous engagement between public and private bodies.
A tree planting activity in Trentino has taught secondary school students about extreme events, reforestation and the human impact on Alpine forests.
Green rooftops cannot replace real forests and parks but they can create small biodiversity oases in highly urbanized areas and contribute to the fight against the climate crisis.
Looking back at last summer’s dramatic floods in Central Europe, it is clear that natural disasters linked to the climate crisis are no longer events of only Mediterranean regions.
Rabobank and Microsoft join forces to help achieve the climate crisis targets.