NATURE

Creating the biofuels of future

One of the main objectives of several important institutions is to regularize the use of biofuels. A new wave of biofuels are emerging as a sustainable option to reduce pollution of planet due to large amounts of carbon dioxide. What…

A kind of worm capable of biodegrading plastics has been discovered

Since the industrial era began many wastes have been thrown into the sea, bringing environmental pollution as a consequence. One of the most harmful materials of all is plastic because of it takes centuries to biodegrade and each time we…

The ozone layer slow recovery

The ozone layer appeared 460 million years ago. Thanks to the union of oxygen with solar radiation and covers the entire globe. Shortly after its creation, it took around 120 years to be thick enough to stop the sun’s rays….

Ocean warming is faster than predicted

Life on planet earth couldn’t be possible without water. The earth’s surface is covered almost entirely by it and we owe it a lot. Although we know all this, the human being constantly acts in a harmful way against the…

Oceans lose oxygen year after year

Global warming is advancing by leaps and bounds, affecting every corner of the planet. One of the most damaged ecosystems is the sea surface. It is estimated that since 1930 the seas have lost 55% of the oxygen they need…

The border collie is considered the most intelligent dog in the world

The Border Collie is today considered the most intelligent dog breed in the world. It is characterized by its intelligence, sociability, obedience and great capacity for attention and learning.  It’s  race that needs a lot of physical exercise. They usually…

Create an enzyme that degrades plastic

When we talk about the struggle to take care of the environment, most people think of news about global warming, the ozone layer, rising ocean temperatures or natural disasters. But in addition to all these problems, there are others that…

How spiders protect your home

We know a lot of people have a phobia of spiders. You’re probably one of them. Your first impulse when you see one is to kill it. Or if you see one of their cobwebs, you rush to take your…

The ranking of the cities with the highest number of trees

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Treepedia project seeks to quantify the number of trees in large cities. Today it gathers information from 27 cities. About which you have a map available to browse which areas are more wooded than…

Places and ecosystems in danger of extinction

Nowadays, there’re a lot of places and ecosystems in danger of extinction. Climate change is one of the most debated issues in recent years. Although it still has some detractors, we can assure you that it is a reality today….

A bacterium could be the solution to nuclear waste

The geobacterias are a genus of proteobacteria which have been found to be very useful when it comes to fighting the contamination of soils by external agents. For example, these bacterias can be used to decontaminate areas where oil spills…

New prototype is created to obtain drinkable water from the desert air

Water is essential for people’s lives and everything around us. Although it may seem as an inexhaustible resource, if it’s not taken care of, it can become one of the biggest problems in the next decades. In all freshwater existing…