Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) Here are six effective options for carbon removal researched by the World Resources Institute. This thickening blanket

More efficient ways are desperately needed to alert individuals or public places to COVID-19. To put it another way: Better COVID-19 “detectives” are wanted. Coming soon, personalized jewelry and smart canines may be the answer.  To begin with, COVID-19 is likely

The tropics lost 11.9 million hectares of tree cover in 2019, according to data from the University of Maryland, released today on Global Forest Watch. Nearly a third of that loss, 3.8 million hectares, occurred within tropical primary rainforests, areas of mature

Greening the economy is not a slogan, it is a matter for all of us, and a vital one that can make a huge difference, not only to save the planet but, more practically, to make more money. This article

Plant-based plastic could be sold in supermarkets in just three years. The new way to experience the reduction of plastic use could be making its way in the form of visiting local bars and grabbing a soft drink from your local

What are some effective ways to reduce water consumption? In this article, we look at 5 simple ways to do just that. We are living in the middle of a water crisis. Many people around the world do not have access

Now more than ever, the spotlight is shining on the entrenched relationship between health and food. The COVID-19 pandemic has moved dozens of health systems to the brink in low-, middle- and even in high-income countries, and threatens to undermine

What are some effective ways to reduce your energy consumption at home? In this article, we will give you some ideas on how to do just that on a daily basis. This article written by Impakter’s Tech Editor Alessandro du Bessé

Scientists have discovered large numbers of blue whales near the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia after years of exploitation, suggesting that decades of conservation efforts are paying off.  The 21-day survey counted 55 animals, which was described by one cetacean specialist as

Updated 21 April. News of a mysterious deep-sea Russian submarine accident off the coast of Norway is adding a new sinister twist to the "scramble for the Arctic". It would seem, according to a recent article in the New York Times

Whether you are in your third week or third month of quarantine, you might be itching for some new pastimes. Even if you are not an essential worker, you could be considered essential to an impactful research project, the Penguin

According to Unesco (as of 11 April), school closures are affecting 91% of the world’s student population - that’s over 1.5 billion children whose learning has been disrupted. They are at home and wondering what happens next. As the coronavirus

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