Vertical gardens in greenhouses to produce sustainable food in Mars

Authors: Ana Lima Benta, Bianca Ramos Translators: Ana Lima Benta, Bianca Ramos Whenever facing the possibility of humans living on Mars, there is always a common problem to worry about: the production of food. Traditional agriculture is nearly impossible on the red planet’s surface. Although Mars has a considerable amount of gas [1], such as…

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Activism persecution

Author: Maria Eduarda Translator: Maria Eduarda Imagine this scenario: you are a journalist looking for information and, while traveling to the Amazon rainforest, you are threatened with death and days later the newspapers report you as missing. It may look like a soap opera plot, however, it is the real story of Dom Phillips, a…

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Pastoralism, a form of relationship between humans and animals

Author: Raúl Selva Translator: Raúl Selva Last March, Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the FAO, made a very concise definition of pastoralism: “a vital strategy, employed by millions of people across the Sahel to convert scarce and variable natural resources into a sustained source of nutritious food, income and viable livelihoods”. It is not only in…

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Massive Wildfires: Is this the norm or an anomaly?

Author: Irene Huerta Ramírez Translator: Irene Huerta Ramírez The world has warmed by 1.1°C during the last century and reports suggest that it could get to 2.7°C by the end of this century. Humans have increased CO₂ levels in the atmosphere by 50% since before the industrial revolution. Consequently, drought, heat, and low humidity are becoming more…

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How are humans constantly impacting the landscape?

Author: Sarah Tavares Translator: Sarah Tavares The relationship between the natural landscape and human factors are constantly changing. art of human nature to create new means of developing harmoniously. The cultural landscape is also a representation of social and economic issues of a community: humans are affected by historical periods, so the needs and problems…

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The 4 forms of composition of the world

Author: Raúl Selva Translator: Raúl Selva Anthropology is a social discipline that can be considered to have appeared in the 19th century, with the first evolutionist models of Morgan and Tylor. Since then, it has undergone an evolution through historical particularism, functionalism, and structuralism to the most contemporary schools. The ontological turn, despite being controversial,…

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Mining: should it be banned, or are there alternative ways?

Author: Eduarda Translator: Eduarda Mining has created a positive impact on the growing economy of most countries. However, it is not wihout negative costs—slavery, invasion preservation areas its native population, loss of biodiversity and vegetation. The decline in the natural reserves of African, Asian and tropical countries has intensified in the last decade. Recents reports…

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Why Integrate society with the environment?

Author: Sarah Tavares Translator: Sarah Tavares Ecosystems impact human well-being, and the way a person perceives the environment can directly influence their health. Psychology shows that “humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life” (Rogers, 2019). For this reason, it is necessary to search for ways to integrate…

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IMPACT OF GREEN AREAS ON HEALTH

Author: Giada Domeniconi Translator: Giada Domeniconi WHO proposed a definition of Health, also contained in its 1948 constitution, that implies the bringing into play of a wide range of interrelated factors: biological, psychological and social: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not simply the absence of disease or infirmity.…

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