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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In Pursuit of TV Screening

In Spain, the only programmes devoted to information on the environment are broadcast on public television channels. Private channels do not spend a minute on environmental slots.

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Climate determinism?

Lately, I met David Livingstone, Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University Belfast, during a symposium held at the University of Bergen where he discussed, among other things, forms of knowledge in biomedical sciences. Livingstone is a renowned expert in attitudes to Darwinism,

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Quantifying

Science springs from a method that measures and contrasts. Without measurements, thinking is something vague. But life-cycle assessors have no thermometers. The lay their hands on the sick creature’s forehead and knit their brows

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Saving the Planet

Environmental journalism has been instrumental to promote awareness that nature must be respected. However, reactionary sectors of society are using it to confuse public opinion.

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Green Wave

Within the field of scientific communication, environmental issues have taken a prominent role in the last two decades. This has earned them a special place in the media.

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A return to tradition

Very few activities have been so attached to the development of our society like agriculture has. All along history, the world of agriculture has been an essential piece in the social and economic changes of the region of Valencia. For centuries, our ancestors have selected and used vegetables and animals for their own feeding and for their communities, in a Mediterranean ecosystem, within the laws of ecology, adapting to the environment and modifying it.

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