digital pollution

Digital pollution

Digital pollution is invisible, but its impact on the environment is significant. This week's cartoon by Ferran Martín takes a look at it.

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big data

The double footprint of Big Data

Big data, one of the greatest businesses in the future, is bad for the environment, with high energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Processors have become more efficient, but the amount of information is growing exponentially.

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One Health: Global action for connected health

The COVID-19 has highlighted the connection between different species and the ecosystems in which they live. One Health is conceptualized as the idea that the health of humans, other animals, and ecosystems are interdependent. Metode SSJ is open to contributions that analyse the challenges facing the concept of One Health. Extended deadline for submission: 10 February 2022.

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canvi global i oceans

Introduction: Oceans

A phenomenon of exceptional importance such as global change and its multiple effects has been discussed in several Mètode monographs. In recent years, public concern about what we already perceive to be the greatest threat to humanity has not stopped growing; at the same time,

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image empty Valencia confinement COVID-19

The environmental effects of the coronavirus crisis

Is the planet benefiting from a halt in human movement? Is pollution decreasing? Experts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Valencia reflect on the environmental impact of confinement policies.

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march for climate

Are we in a climate emergency?

We are indeed in an emergency. Let there be no doubt about that. But if there is one thing that is even more paralysing than not accepting the situation we are in, it is saying that our house is on fire and then calmly keep watching television.

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Why is palm oil harmful?

Palm oil is a plant oil consisting on saturated fats, which increase cholesterol and cardiovascular risks.

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The coastline and Sisyphus myth

In times of developmentalism, some territories found in the «Sun and sand» tourism their way towards development so they grew based on the simple but unsustainable profitability of the coast zone, regardless of its conservation.

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Arctic

The Arctic, drop by drop

The surface of the Arctic Ocean melts at a growing pace; in fact, it may run out of ice during summers within a maximum period of twenty years. Despite the huge environmental problem this implies, some governments seem more concerned with obtaining a part of

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Wildfire in Andilla (La Serranía)

Wildfires, social breakdowns

The end of 2012 knocks at our door and, according to provisional data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, we leave behind almost 200,000 hectares destroyed by fire throughout Spanish territory. The total number of fires and attempted arsons nears 15,000, although a

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