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11 essential environmental films of the last 10 years

There is no time like the present to better understand the planet and our effects on it.Today, there are environmental films appearing on a wide range of topics, so the opportunities to learn about the planet and how to protect it are easy and endless. , and perhaps they will be essential as world leaders waver in their commitments to fight climate change.
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Glyphosate multiplies cyanobacteria

So far no one has linked Glyphosate as a direct and predominant actor in the increase of cyanobacteria and euphratization in our country (Uruguay). Apparently, since it is unequivocal that the main trigger for this problem that leads to our water rotting is the adopted Agroindustrial Development System, the leading role of the main pesticide used has been overlooked.
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Faces of the same coin? Conservation of biodiversity and extractivism in Latin America

"Our hypothesis indicates that extractivism and the conservation of biodiversity present complementary pillars, referring to the relationship between the human and the environmental as well as regarding the conception of Nature" In this work we focus on the analysis and comparison of the assumptions that underlie two types of human practices that are pointed out as antagonistic: the current so-called “extractivist” model and the hegemonic practices linked to conservation, in particular, those from the area of ​​conservation biology.
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Heat increases due to climate change

By now, it is clear that climate change presents environmental risks beyond anything seen in the modern era. Climate has an enormous influence on our lives. It determines the nature of each place and, in the end, it also influences the culture and livelihoods of all regions of our planet.
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Cutting down trees is slowly killing us

Year after year, thousands of square kilometers of forests are destroyed by human activities, especially by the advance of the agricultural frontier. Every year around 150,000 square kilometers of forest are destroyed, or what is the same, 190 times New York City.To date, 50 of the forests on planet earth have already been cut down and such deforestation is very serious, threatening the life of other plant and animal species and human beings by generating a climate imbalance .
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To eat plants to save the planet

The current agricultural system helped prevent famines and feed the planet's 7 billion people, but the way we eat and produce food poses a threat to food security in the future. to 10 billion people by 2050, it is more important than ever to ensure food security.
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How to have a greener school year. make the difference

By the end of the holidays, the back-to-school frenzy is in full swing in every department store. It's fun to stock up on new supplies, but it's also a good time to remember that stores want you to buy everything you need, along with the things you didn't even know you wanted until you got there.
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Melamine: a toxic to avoid in dishes

Melamine is a synthetic compound that is often used in tableware and some furniture for its practicality. It is known because the dishes are light, easy to wash, etc., but its toxicity is unknown and it is present in food for people and animals. We show you the studies and the dark past of this poison.
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Forest schools as an alternative to formal education

Forest Schools are experiences geared towards children and adults and take many forms. From projects in which children attend daily, to weekly sessions within other educational projects such as any school (public or private). “There is no description or image in any book that is capable of replacing the vision of real trees and all the life that revolves around them, in a real forest.
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A drop in the ocean. We are in good hands, ours

A Drop In The Ocean is a groundbreaking documentary about the adverse impacts of human activity on the world's oceans and the practical steps people can take to mitigate these impacts. Filmed entirely in Australia, and using a user-friendly format. the audience, focuses on the three greatest challenges to the health of the oceans and offers three practical and viable solutions.
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10 photos to show anyone who doesn't believe in climate change

A group of emperor penguins face a crack in the sea ice near McMurdo Station, Antarctica.Kira Morris In the middle of a flood in Islampur, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, a woman on a raft searches for a dry place to take refuge. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise, which is expected to leave tens of millions of people homeless by 2050.
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Rescue biodiversity in Argentina

Biodiversity is the diversity of life, the variety of living beings that exist on the planet and the relationships they establish with each other and with the environment that surrounds them, key to maintaining our well-being and an opportunity for the generation of economy and employment, it is the result of millions of years of evolution.
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What do we put on our heads

The hygiene and cosmetics industry uses components with dubious consequences for our health. It is always advisable to read the labels of the products we buy, even if each letter is smaller. Most common components of powders and conditioners Ammonium lauryl sulfate (ASL) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) They are abrasive detergents responsible for producing foam in the shampoo.
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The regulated destruction of biodiversity

Corporations and governments can legally destroy protected natural areas if they offset the loss of biodiversity elsewhere. That arrangement is not working, but it is becoming more prevalent. Compensation for biodiversity loss is not new: In the 1980s, the United States, Germany, and India introduced this approach into their environmental regulations.
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Environmentalism. From resistance to new alternatives

For many years we have been trapped under the word resistance, we have marked a long and very uneven path. We participate in a guerrilla war, without a declared war and without armed guerrillas. Most of our lives have been spent fighting, resisting, trying to stop or at least reduce the harmful effects on the environment and society of a system based on consumption, in large-scale production, in waste.
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Social and environmental stupidity condemns life on Earth

There are circumstances in which hope seems to stop and we are trapped in an immobility where "everything that lives is under condemnation." That was the harsh warning that Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno wrote more than half a century ago in the last lines of their "Dialectic of Enlightenment" (1).
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Science explains the amazing benefits of eating garlic

Garlic, a species of onion, has been consumed by humans for centuries. It has been used by ancient cultures for religious and spiritual reasons. It has been a key ingredient for delicious dishes and meals around the world. And, of course, it is used for its medicinal properties!
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If you drink coffee on an empty stomach, all of this can happen to you

You are a zombie? Not a real dead person walking the streets, but unable to function in the morning without coffee? Then listen. The morning coffee could be causing your body to react in ways you never thought possible! From shrinking gallbladder to anxiety, blood pressure and loss of concentration, that morning the cup of coffee it may not be as rejuvenating as you think!
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13 foods with trans fats to eliminate from your diet now!

Trans fats are not good for healthy nutrition. However, they are in demand for many and varied quality reasons. For example, they make foods look crisp, and are more stable, so foods last longer on shelves and cost less. However, they are a danger to your heart and are now believed to be a trigger for heart disease. inflammation and metabolic syndrome.
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