Many devices we use daily rely either on batteries that we need to replace more or less often. Beside the economical cost, this is a source of toxic waste. Using rechargeable batteries does not help much. Rechargeables are more expensive, and they eventually die and go to waste. There are some possibilities to recycle batteries. […]
Bird Feeding House Mixing Wood with 3D Printed Parts
Birds populations have been severely plummeting for many decades in a row. According to recent studies, we have lost about 30% of of breeding birds, compared to the 1970’s. The goal of this DIY project is offer a solution to balance this decline. By feeding the birds during winter, we can help them survive the […]
Multisolving the Climate Change Has Short-Term Benefits Too
I believe this TEDx talk by Dr. Elizabeth Sawin (see video below) deserves more attention from everyone interested in fighting climate change. Dr Sawin introduces Multisolving, which stands for solutions that address multiple problems at the same time. She discusses some obstacles to an international agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP). She […]
How to Stop the Global Wildfires Epidemic?
Media’s attention is currently drawn to the Corona virus epidemic. But, what’s the status of fires that were burning major biodiversity hot spots? The answer is provided by today’s map from NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (see Figure 1 below). In South America, Amazon rainforest fires are record-breaking. Much larger devastating series of […]