World

Airbus thinks goose tip could trim fuel consumption

If planes flew in formation like wild geese they might use five to 10 percent less fuel, European aircraft maker Airbus said Wednesday as it signed up to test the idea Executive vice president Jean-Brice Dorman told an online civil aviation conference that wild geese…
MozambiqueSociety

How Gorongosa National Park battles Covid-19 and not only

Gorongosa National Park, in central Mozambique, on the southern edge of the Great Rift Valley, is home to one of the largest wildlife reserves in Africa. But for park officials, protecting wildlife is just one of the many responsibilities they take. Socioeconomic…
SocietyWorld

Planet has lost almost 70% of wildlife since 1970

The planet has lost in less than 50 years more than two-thirds of its vertebrates and the tropical regions of Central and South America are the hardest hit, with a collapse that reaches 94%, according to a report from the World Fund for Nature ( WWF) Human activity and…
Brazil

Central Bank launches environmental sustainability agenda

The Central Bank (BC) launched on Tuesday (8) a set of social and environmental responsibility actions. Actions include internal campaigns and creation of a credit line. The sustainability dimension was inserted in the BC # institutional agenda and includes everything…
ChinaWorld

From Shanghai to Stuttgart without a carbon footprint

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” — TS Elliot. German mechanical engineer Joerg Gebers is no poet, but he is prepared to go to great lengths to travel from Shanghai back to his home in Stuttgart without leaving a carbon…
BrazilSociety

Unlikely allies in the fight against railways in the Amazon

With feathers on his head and ink on his body, the Indian chief Beppronti Mekragnotire does not appear to have anything in common with Sergio Sorresino, but they have a common feature: none of them wants a railway line that crosses the Amazon rainforest. In addition, on…
Macao

A sea of plastic - See PDF

Universities in São José and the Algarve will study the presence of microplastics on the coast of Macau. The city is at the mouth of one of the rivers that most plastics drag into the oceans. A liter of sediment collected off the city’s coast may contain thousands of…