The gold from electronics waste recycled into jewelry!

The gold from electronic waste recycled into jewelry! The manufacture of our technological equipment (television, cellular phones, (laptops) requires special materials such as gold or lithium. However, the conditions under which these minerals are extracted are often the subject of controversy. Indeed, gold mining is not without consequences. This industry is often talked about because…

Quebec: Environmentally Responsible Fly Larvae 

Quebec: Environmentally Responsible Fly Larvae  Fight against overexploitation of resources and waste to offer a sustainable alternative in the food industry: this is the final goal of the young company Entosystem. Located in Sherbrooke, the company produces each day 100 kg of fly larvae intended for feeding to animals.  Flies as a protein source? Fly larvae are…

Fukushima: The Cherry Trees of hope

Fukushima: The Cherry Trees of Hope The ephemeral beauty of a blossoming cherry tree on a devastated site, a symbol that carries hope for a better future. Japanese attach importance to the poetry of a moment, a picture, a memory. Eight years after the Fukushima accident, the inhabitants have learned to see beyond the disaster. …

Austria becomes the first European country to ban glyphosate

Austria becomes the first European country to ban glyphosate Since 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has classified glyphosate, the most controversial star of herbicides, as a “probably carcinogenic to humans”. In March 2019, Monsanto, the group marketing the pesticide, was even found liable…

A microplastic vacuum cleaner to clean the beaches!

A micro-plastic vacuum cleaner to clean the beaches By 2050, more plastic than fish will fill our oceans up. All of this plastic waste must end up somewhere. They break into thousands of fine particles, get eaten by animals, and end up indirectly on our plates. Micro-plastic (plastic particles smaller than 5 mm in size) kills…

The tiger population in Nepal has doubled in 10 years !

The tiger population in Nepal has doubled in 10 years !   Between poaching, deforestation and the effects of global warming, it is becoming increasingly difficult to preserve the environment. The list of threatened or endangered species is constantly growing. Out of the eight million existing species (including 5.5 million insect species) nearly one million…

100% solar and sustainable fuel

100% solar and sustainable fuel The consequences of a harmful hydrocarbon The negative environmental impacts caused by oil exploitation are no longer counted. This industry, which pollutes the air, the oceans and destroys vegetation, is therefore just as harmful to the planet as it is to its inhabitants…In addition, in 2015, the World Health Organization…

Ecosia: An Eco-Friendly Rival to Google

Ecosia: An Eco-Friendly Rival to Google Web search usually goes hand in hand with Google. The best-known search engine charmed millions of Internet users who use it daily. However, a new generation of search engines sees the light of day over the last decade. Combining speed and diversity of results, these search engines claim to…

Plant at least 10 trees to get your diploma!

Plant at least 10 trees to get your diploma! In 25 years, the Philippines have seen nearly a third of its forests disappear. The equivalent of nearly 3,412,000 hectares of land literally blown up in smoke. This is a frightening observation, but one that the government has been trying to reverse for several years. And…