Category: Sustainability

Posted in Climate Change Mapping Tools New Technology Outer Space Sustainability

The Uptake of Earth Observations for Environmental Services Assessments

Photographing the earth from space means more to us now than ever before. Space data feeds the increasing number of models, tools, products, and services that have mainly been created for breaching connectivity gaps and preventing natural disasters.… Read More

Posted in Renewable Resources Resource Management Sustainability Technology Urban Development

Associating Solar Energy and Combined-heat-power (CHP) Systems in the Urban Environment

District heating (DH) systems represent a major contribution to local energy production, especially considering countries where heat energy play an essential role in ensuring comfortable conditions for urban activities. Generally, in the urban environment DH becomes part of a regional or local CHP network that is combined with electricity production in CHP plants.… Read More

Posted in Climate Change Mining Sand Mining Sustainability

Should 11.4 million EUR of Dutch Aid be Redirected as the Current Project contributes to Poverty and Environmental Degradation in the Bay of Jakarta?

By the end of this year, the Dutch government will have spent 11.4 million EUR in aid on a  project that does not adhere to the Dutch standard of Official Development Aid (ODA) and violates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by destroying the livelihoods of local fisher communities as well as the environment. Read More

Posted in Climate Change Conflict Indigenous People State Sustainability

Yarsagumba Extraction: Issues in Conflict, Sustainability, & Resource Sovereignty

Yarsagumba is a caterpillar-fungus fusion. It forms when parasitic mushroom spores infect and mummify moth larvae under the soil. Twig-shaped fungus sprouts from the head of dead caterpillars, emerging just centimeters above the earth for harvesters to find.… Read More

Posted in Conflict Mining Sand Mining Sustainability

Will We Witness a Global Fight for Sand?

The extractive industries sector – which broadly encompasses enterprises that are involved in the extraction of raw materials from the earth – is an integral part of the global economy given both the amount of revenue it generates and the number of people whose livelihoods are dependent on it.… Read More

Posted in Climate Change Impact Mitigation Lithium Sustainability Technology Waste Management

How Can Technologies Attenuate the Environmental Impacts of Lithium Extraction?

Lithium, a commodity of the green economy

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In this green economy era, lithium has become the symbol of a new consumption paradigm, more ecofriendly and less impactful for the environment.… Read More

Posted in Agriculture Indigenous People Mining Sustainability Uncategorized

Guano Extraction and Indigeneity

Bird poop – the original fertilizer

For thousands of years, indigenous populations have used different forms of fertilizer to grow crops. In Latin America and Oceania, the use of excrement, eggshells, and carcasses of seabirds, bats, and seals has helped crops flourish even in poor soil.… Read More

Posted in Blockchain Climte Change Cryptocurrency Energy Health Mining New Technology Sustainability Trading

The environmental impacts of Cryptocurrencies

More and more frequently we hear words such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and Ethereum, digital-based medium of exchange known as ‘cryptocurrencies’. Most often, we hear about the beneficial potentials of cryptocurrency, such as that of not being controlled by any central authority, but working primarily as a decentralized, peer-to-peer network of exchange, recorded and produced by the cryptocurrency community as a whole (Krishnan et al.… Read More

Posted in Conflict Security Sustainability

Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability: The Colombian Case

Colombia is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of biodiversity, and it is generously endowed with forests, water, and mineral resources. It is considered one of the world’s mega-diverse countries and has abundant renewable and non-renewable resources.

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