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Sustainable urban design in Rotterdam, my hometown

When thinking about cities in the Netherlands, most people picture canals lined with charming old houses and narrow brick alleyways. Don’t expect to find any of that in Rotterdam. This is not your typical Dutch city. Rotterdam is known for its modern, experimental architecture and has turned it into a hotspot for sustainable urban design. […]

Renewables hands-down cheaper than coal, new report

Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published today finds. Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants. The report […]

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CBD, the echinacea of 2020

What we are experiencing as a human race is unprecedented. The COVID-19 crisis gives us lots of different challenges in how we face stress and anxieties. But before that, some might argue that their lives were more stressful being part of the daily grind. Some of us have turned to Zoom yoga classes, cooking healthy […]

Protecting birds from powerlines in the Middle East

Many species of birds are threatened by chemicals, alterations in their environment, aircraft, and electrocution. Larger birds, in particular, are more prone to suffering electrocution because their body size and wingspan exceed the phase-to-ground or phase-to-phase distance. When the wings touch the line or ground component, the body forms a path through which an electrical […]

Calculate your cities’ solar power potential

Viganella is a village in Italy where the sun never shines. So locals installed a giant mirror to project the sun’s rays back onto them. Image via The Atlantic. There are companies and apps that do it already from the comfort of your own home: you can check the solar panel potential output from your […]

How to Activate Fat Burning Hormones in our body

  Many people experience what is known as the “middle-age spread” as they hit their 40s. There is a reason for that. As people age, certain functions like metabolism decreases and that leads to excessive weight gain. What is worse is the weight is almost impossible to lose. Some people are finding that hormone replacement […]

How to Make Your Lifestyle Greener

Are you looking to live a greener lifestyle and become more environmentally-conscious? It is clear that now is the time to take action to reduce environmental impact and when everyone takes steps (even small ones) it will be then that we start to see positive change and heal the planet. There are lots of easy […]