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Armenia, the capital of the department of Quindío. The reconversion of the city's arena is one of the many projects carried out in the country in order to preserve and promote biodiversity. Photo: young shanahan Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Photo: young shanahan Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

No more bullfighting: a Colombian arena becomes a biodiversity vehicle

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From bullfighting to biodiversity. How a former Colombian bullring will be transformed into a garden. An awareness-raising project in a country that has already set an ambitious program for the protection of its native species
The EU EJP SOIL Programme aims to develop solutions for climate-smart management of agricultural soils. Photo: Smaack Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Smaack Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Ten EU research projects for soil and climate

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EJP Soil, the joint EU research program on climate and soil, gets into action. From sustainable agriculture to CO2 sequestration, there is a wide range of issues to explore. The goal? Providing new solutions for Europe and the Planet.
Circular bioeconomy, a network to promote it launched in Brussels

Circular bioeconomy, a network to promote it launched in Brussels

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The European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative kicks off: a network of research institutions and companies to stimulate the circular bioeconomy and reinforce the market outlets for biobased materials. On Tuesday 23 February, the official…
Debora Fino, president of Re Soil Foundation.

“These technologies can help us meet the healthy soil challenge”

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Debora Fino, presidente di Re Soil Foundation: l'importanza di avere un suolo in salute è ancora troppo sottovalutata. Le competenze dei tecnici possono ispirare politiche lungimiranti che contrastino degrado e desertificazione.

Confirmation from the US that composting helps soil and the climate

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Grazie al compostaggio il suolo ritrova salute e fertilità. E il clima ringrazia. Dagli USA un’esperienza di gestione sostenibile dei rifiuti
From Milan to China: the rise of the vertical forests

From Milan to China: the rise of the vertical forests

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Boeri Studio’s project to install forests on skyscrapers is about to become reality in the Far East: four will be inaugurated in Huanggang and Nanjing by May. They will make it possible to cut tonnes of CO2 and microparticles, reduce energy consumption and increase biodiversity through the rediscovery of native species
Pantelleria

Pantelleria takes up the challenge of chemical-free agriculture

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The National Parks Administration, the University of Palermo and Novamont have started tests on pelargonic acid, a natural herbicide that does not pollute the environment, water or soil
Africa Food Security

Food safety: the solution lies in soil microbes

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Soil fertility? It’s linked to the biodiversity of its microorganisms. A circular alternative from the SIMBA project for more productive and sustainable crops