Much of the ongoing global extinction is taking place underground. Booming metropolises of biological production and exchange crumble in silence, at a rate of 75 billion tonnes per year. Soil, the most biologically diverse material on Earth, is a cornerstone of life driven to irrelevance by our mechanised understanding of nature. Soil feeds us, its…
Punctuated by heat, fires, and floods in all corners of the world, July 2021 exceeded all climate scientists’ models. Climate change is taking place at a faster and greater rate than previously envisaged. Perhaps less visible, but no less dramatic, are conditions off-land. Countless practices disturb our oceans today – overfishing, plastic disposal, deep sea…
Is sustainability the right path for cultured meat?
Above are pictures taken from JUST Meat’s promotional video, displaying what CEO Joshua Tetrick calls an out of body experience. Happy friends sat outside eating nuggets are joined by an unlikely member – Ian the chicken. Running around, Ian is unaware that they are eating him, or at least part of him. Such a scene…
Lake Chad – less water, more insecurity
Lake Chad’s progressive dessication fragilises the primary water supply of 40 million people.
Circular economy models to solve the Peruvian water crisis
Poorer neighbourhoods of Lima rely on trucks to deliver water, by Jan Sochor Unthinkable inequality in Latin America Sitting at the foot of a steep hill in Lima, the neighbourhood of Las Casuarinas is a showcase of multimillion dollar residences, equipped with swimming pools and panoramic views of the Peruvian capital. From here one cannot…