How to Fight Water Stress

(Estimated reading time: 4,27 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Water is vital. In other words, there is no life without water. It guarantees the survival of all living beings. In 2010, the United Nations (UN) recognised access to water and sanitation as a right. Specifically, it decreed that “all human beings are entitled…

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Electric Mobility

(Estimated reading time: 4,40 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, and rolling out renewable energies are three vertices on a triangle that is fundamental in the fight against climate change. Like traffic signals, it is warning us about the danger of not taking action in time. Electrifying all economic sectors…

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Renewables and Energy Dependency

(Estimated reading time: 3,38 minutes) –  Audio version of article available. Increased installed capacity for renewable technologies in Spain is essential if we wish to achieve independence from foreign energy sources. This situation is structural and affects us both in terms of international raw fossil material markets and their impact on prices, and in terms…

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Self-supply. Let’s go up to the roof!

(Estimated reading time: 4.52 minutes) –  Audio version of article available. Around 3,000 hours of sunshine per year is energy potential that should be used. Solar power is one of the aces up Spain’s sleeve to reduce foreign energy dependency (around 74% (INE (National Statistics Institute), 2019)), to stop using fossil fuels that must be…

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Recovering Ecosystems

We must preserve and strengthen our natural legacy, which is also our greatest life insurance. We can do this by protecting natural spaces to guarantee preservation of biodiversity, or “ecosystem restoration techniques,” that help us to recover our most degraded areas. We are capable of, and responsible for returning the environment’s main regulation tools to…

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Biodiversity as climate guarantor

(Estimated reading time: 4.36 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Caring for the environment is closely linked to preserving biodiversity which, in turn, is a key element for mitigating and adapting to climate change (MITECO). Nature is one of the main tools we have to regulate climate, so how we use the resources it…

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How to store energy and how important this is

(Estimated reading time: 4.11 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Improving energy storage is an inevitable challenge on the road to a successful ecological and digital transition. To this end, in addition to investing in innovation and technology, we must take advantage of all possibilities already within our reach, with a host of devices…

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What is this hydrogen thing?

(Estimated reading time: 4.4 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Hydrogen (H2) is not a fuel, but an energy vector. Energy vectors are substances or devices that store energy, such that it can later be released in a controlled fashion. This stored energy can be produced by different power sources; some of them with…

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Reforestation, its role as carbon sink and success stories

(Estimated reading time: 5 minutes) – Audio version of article available. Reforestation is a powerful tool to mitigate climate change. Forests reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Plants capture it during photosynthesis and hold it in their tissue, leaves, and roots, putting oxygen back into the atmosphere. This also helps to regenerate the…

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HOW CAN WE “ADAPT” TO CLIMATE CHANGE?

There are many measures geared toward decreasing the causes behind climate change, but did you know that it is also vital that we learn to “adapt” to it? Its effects are already here, and with a few easy actions, not only will we reduce pressure on the planet, but we will also improve our quality…

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