Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Mascara

The Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences JBES on September 26, 2018 posted an enlightening article on herbal medicine as practiced in North-Africa.  This story is about Ethnobotany of medicinal plants as practised in Mascara, a large agricultural region, 400 kilometers west of the capital city Algiers.  An abstract and introduction of the study are […]

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

An IMF blog’s article by Vitor Gaspar and Christine Lagarde dated September 24, 2018, on the United Nations that is to receive shortly a gathering of the World leaders to discuss “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Give Today’s Children a Chance The long road towards development World leaders […]

Sahara Green again, thanks to deployments of all Renewables

 Alona Armstrong, of Lancaster University, answered her own question below with the prospect of a Sahara Green again, thanks to deployments of all Renewables hardwares  . Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara   Picture of Juanjo Tugores / shutterstock Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important […]

Overpopulation and its effect on the Environment

Rebecca Laycock Pedersen, Keele University and David P. M. Lam, Leuphana University suggest that ‘overpopulation’ could be discussed sensitively.  For this, 3 key points are advised to bear in mind when encountering such issues of overpopulation and its effect on the environment. Here there are. ‘Overpopulation’ and the environment: three ideas on how to discuss […]

Lessons from Recent History of Technology Introductions

Science and Society published an article posted 1 Day Ago by Ron Clutz on all facets of energy transitions throughout modern history. The lessons from recent history of technology introductions should not per Cambridge Professor Michael J. Kelly, be forgotten when considering alternative energy technologies for any carbon dioxide emission reductions. On Energy Transitions These days […]

Climate strongly influences global wildfire activity

People of the Mediterranean countries know only too well that every summer coincides with mighty forests fires that sometime take days to put out. These peoples have always lived within the Mediterranean Woodland and Forest ecoregion stretches from the coastal plains to the hills of northern Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, and eventually surrounds of the […]