CO2 induces climate change? Yes, it plays a major role. But there are more bad guys that influence our climate. May we present: the greenhouse gases! Greenhouse gases (GHG) are atmospheric gases that contribute to the... Read More
Biodiversity is a huge and extremely interesting field in natural science, however, here we will explain it asap (as short as possible). Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth. It is a complex term... Read More
Bioaccumulation? Don’t worry, no need to know everything – all you need is a cheat sheet! The conversion of energy from food into biomass is incredibly inefficient. On average only 1/10 of what is consumed is transformed... Read More
Albedo effect? … Don’t worry, no need to know everything – all you need is a cheat sheet! Let’s start with a short definition. Albedo is the percentage of incoming radiation reflected of a surface. An albedo of... Read More
I’ve moved to Malta. For everyone who doesn’t know where it is – I don’t blame you. It’s a tiny Island in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily, Tunesia and Libya, which once belonged to the... Read More
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old (Franz Kafka). Imagine there was a place where you can have it all – history, culture, recreation, live music and interesting people – and... Read More
Shocking numbers are thrown around in abundance in the realm of conservation: the small amount of the Earth’s surface protected, the rate of tropical rainforest deforestation or terrifying species extinction rates. But ...
Whenever I look into the organic waste bin behind my house I get a shock – all I can see is plastic. And unfortunately it’s not those special biodegradable trash bags. In Leipzig, and most... Read More