A school in India is asking parents to plant a tree instead of paying fees

A local initiative in the Chhattisgarh area in India aims at providing education for the children of poor familes. The school requires the parents or the guardians of the child to plant a sapling each and take care of it. If the tree dies, the parents are asked to plant another one in its place. … Read more A school in India is asking parents to plant a tree instead of paying fees

How polluted is the air around you ? Find out !

When we think about air pollution most of us picture the smog hanging over cities, but there are many kinds of pollution, visible and invisible. Some types of air pollutants affect the composition of the atmosphere and contribute to climate change, while others have direct damaging effects on living things, humans included. A website allows … Read more How polluted is the air around you ? Find out !

Why is Cuba having the healthiest bees ?

We hear it all the time : bees populations around the world are drastically declining, but it turns out that there is an exception to this global trend. Today organic honey is one of Cuba’s main exports, besides rum and cigars. The country is a kind of a bee paradise and the explanation behind this … Read more Why is Cuba having the healthiest bees ?

The Great Lakes : forests in trouble and climate denial

We are seeing signs of the changing climate around the world and the region of the Great Lakes makes no exception. The effects of climate change ripple through the ecosystems, affecting both the lakes and the forests surrounding them.  Researcher Laura Briley said that the water tells us a lot about what’s going on : … Read more The Great Lakes : forests in trouble and climate denial

HSBC soutient-elle la déforestation illégale en Indonésie?

Dans un nouveau rapport, Greenpeace affirme qu’une majeure banque britannique (HSBC) finance la destruction de vastes étendues de forêt tropicale en Indonésie. Malgré les promesses faites par la banque de ne pas financer la déforestation, HSBC aurait aidé à fournir des milliards de dollars pour financer des entreprises directement impliquées dans la destruction des forêts … Read more HSBC soutient-elle la déforestation illégale en Indonésie?