Month: November 2018

In the UK, Bob Brewin is pioneering a new technique in satellite oceanography – by going surfing. The Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientist uses his surfboard to take sea surface temperature measurements, which he then uses to better interpret satellite data.  He does so because there is a real need for those measurements. He says that […]

In Ethiopia, volunteers are helping to restore drylands in the country’s Tigray region on a massive scale. The region is home to over 4.3 million people, and villagers volunteer for 20 days each year to help the restorative process happen. In January, hundreds of thousands of villagers – the vast majority of whom are subsistence […]

In Switzerland, a trial is underway that puts ‘flower power’ to the fore in the fight to reduce dependence on pesticides.  Tailored strips of wildflowers have been planted in crop fields which allow pest-eating insects to spread throughout crop fields, decreasing the need for pesticides. A total of 100 strips of wildflowers, including red poppies […]


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