Thiago Augusto Borges Rodrigues

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Estudo confirma a ameaça de Belo Monte à biodiversidade do rio Xingu

O barramento definitivo do rio Xingu, em 2015, para a instalação da usina hidrelétrica de Belo Monte está provocando impactos ambientais não …

Como startups brasileiras querem melhorar o saneamento básico do país

O saneamento básico do Brasil é historicamente deficiente. Exemplos disso vêm rápido à mente, como a recente crise hídrica que ocorreu em São Paulo, …

An autopsy of London’s huge fatberg finds it contains potentially deadly bacteria

<i>This post has been updated to further clarify the difference between two of the cited fatbergs found in London.</i><p>London has a fatberg problem.<p>Since the specimen was discovered near the South Bank in London, the utilities company Thames Water and Channel 4 teamed up to analyze what is in it and if it …

Environmental Health

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

Time-lapse Photography

Video: Scientists explain why Gulf Stream ocean currents are being disrupted by climate change

Charlie SmithThe 2004 sci-fi movie blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow depicted a global-warming scenario that seemed too weird to be plausible.The …

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Hexagro‘s Living Farming Tree is a groundbreaking indoor garden that uses technology to grow food faster using less space. The innovative design …

Aquaponics

A trágica história por trás da 'múmia de extraterrestre' encontrada no Chile

Com ajuda de exame de DNA, pesquisadores descobriram que esqueleto é de uma recém-nascida com malformações genéticas. O esqueleto da múmia Ata tem 13 …

10 scientifically proven tips to beat stress

Forget taking a chill pill, these science-backed techniques will help you protect your body and your brain from the daily grind.<p>Heart racing? …

Wellness

Estudo afirma que poluição de plástico nos oceanos triplicará até 2025

Um estudo divulgado pelo departamento de ciência do governo do Reino Unido revelou uma tendência nada animadora: até 2025, os oceanos do planeta …

So much for spring: Another historic storm is coming to paralyze the East Coast

The fourth nor'easter in just three weeks is taking shape across the Mid-Atlantic states.<p>The storm is expected to become the biggest late-March …

Weather

Don’t feed the fatberg! What a slice of oily sewage says about modern life

A chunk of the monster Whitechapel fatberg is now a superstar museum exhibit. It shines a horrifying light on our throwaway age – but will it stop people clogging up the sewers with the grease from their Sunday lunch?<p>The fatberg that went on display this month at the Museum of London is proving …

Pollution

Cape Town drought: Should travelers still visit?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cape Town's reputation as a glossy travel magazine cover star has taken a hit this year, as water restrictions to combat the drought become increasingly severe.<p>After three years of minimal rainfall, the city is now in a state of emergency, with locals and visitors limited to 50 liters …

Cape Town

A new initiative aims to improve the wellbeing of Newcastle people through healthy eating

A new food initiative has been launched to put the people of Newcastle on the path to a healthier future.<p>The Newcastle Good Food Plan is aimed at …

Mutant, all-female crayfish spreading rapidly through Europe can clone itself

Genome study finds the invasive clonal freshwater crayfish is descended from a single female and reproduces without males<p>A voracious pest that mutated in a German aquarium and is marching around the world without the need for sexual reproduction may sound like science fiction, but a genetic study …

Biology

Cientistas encontram restos de Neandertal devorado por animal misterioso

A Pré-História não era para principiantes: arqueólogos do Centro Nacional de Pesquisa Científica (CNRS), em Paris, encontraram exemplares de dentes …

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say<p>The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked …

Ecology

'Total monster': fatberg blocks London sewage system

Thames Water must break up congealed mass of fat, wet wipes and nappies to prevent raw sewage flooding streets<p>A fatberg weighing the same as 11 double decker buses and stretching the length of two football pitches is blocking a section of London’s ageing sewage network.<p>The congealed mass of fat, …

How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change

Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come …

Sea Level

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

Domestic Technology

How to deal with disruption (hint: find leaders who know about tech)

by Sarah Hayward<p>While gender diversity in the boardroom is an important focus for business, far less analysis has been done on the effect of board …

Innovation

Carbon dioxide trapped by ice-age oceans raises questions for future

Over the past few decades, scientists have monitored the atmosphere and oceans using instruments, gauges and satellites. But modern climate …

Pequenas atitudes diárias para economizar muito no fim do mês

Para muitas pessoas, economizar dinheiro é um grande desafio e requer bastante esforço. Porém, com foco e pequenas atitudes diárias, saiba que é …

This tiny country may solve gigantic nuclear waste problem

The conundrum of what to do with nuclear waste is not easily solved.<p>Seven decades into the age of nuclear power, the major world powers who ushered …

What I’ve Learned From Having Thousands of (mostly terrible) Ideas

Everything in life starts with an idea. They are the seeds of creation, innovation, and progress.<p>I love ideas. Coming up with something new that …

Creativity

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

<b>Exclusive:</b> Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted<p>Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the …

5 Hurricane Charts Climate Alarmists Don't Want You to See as They Rush to Politicize Harvey

In the wake of the disastrous Hurricane Harvey, and another powerful hurricane developing in the Atlantic, there has been a ceaseless stream of …

This strange spot in the Atlantic is resisting global warming. Scientists think they know why.

A mysterious “warming hole” in the North Atlantic Ocean, an anomalous zone of <b></b>cooling temperatures which has fascinated and puzzled scientists for the past few years, may be evidence of more troubling <b></b>processes at work.<p>A new study, just out in the journal Nature Climate Change, has joined a growing …

Global Warming

Chemical giants see growth in green, clean tech

(Reuters) - Chemical companies Dow Chemical Co and DuPont are seeing increased benefits in building sustainable “green” products, as they look for newer avenues of growth and build a stronger connection with millenials.<p>FILE PHOTO: A DuPont logo is pictured on the research center in Meyrin near …

Clean Technology

Stop exporting plastic waste to China to boost recycling at home, say experts

Governments must end incentives that see plastic waste shipped abroad, where it may be buried or burned, rather than being turned back into bottles at home, say industry leaders<p>Governments must stop exporting so much plastic waste to countries such as China and keep more in-country to be recycled …