Eva Maria Bille Posts

Where do Bananas come from?
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Where do Bananas come from?

Alright, alright, before you get started, I am aware that the website I am about to show you is an obvious marketing ploy. It is, however, a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking marketing ploy – showing the consumer where their bananas come from. Dole Earth was brought to my attention by… Read more

Food waste – unbelievably wasteful
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Food waste – unbelievably wasteful

According to a recent FAO report the current level of global food wastage is responsible for emissions of CO2 only surpassed in magnitude by those of the US and China. This usage of land and water – essentially for nothing – has a high opportunity cost on a planet with scarce resources. With the … Read more

Sustainable meat – is there such a thing?
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Sustainable meat – is there such a thing?

Interesting research is happening at the moment, in alternative sources for protein. The need for food is ever increasing – the world’s population is not going to stop growing any time soon – the UN projects that the earth’s population of mouths to feed will reach 9.2 billion in 2050. The World P… Read more

How bad is air pollution?
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How bad is air pollution?

Tiananmen Square from March 4th to March 17th this year. Source: Wei Yao at Beijing Review With the haze getting out of control again recently, we all want to know how what air pollution really means for our health. Anyone who was in Malaysia and Singapore during the haze would be aware that brea… Read more

Who is more scientific? Climate change number crunching time..
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Who is more scientific? Climate change number crunching time..

Here, in the days when news are out that the North Pole has turned into a lake, it is hard to argue that the climate has not changed. Yet, there is still a myriad of books and articles being published, claiming the opposite – or when acknowledging that the climate has changed, denying the human infl… Read more

Shout out to the Climate Sceptics
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Shout out to the Climate Sceptics

We all know them. That one guy at the office who thinks it’s all a conspiracy. The uncle who thinks it is something hippies came up with to bug him. The acquaintance who insists that we can’t do anything about it anyway. And even the well educated roommate who refuses to listen to scientific evidenc… Read more

Shopping in Sweden – Doing it right :-)
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Shopping in Sweden – Doing it right :-)

Having grown up in Scandinavia, I tend to take recycling for granted – it is simply embedded in every part of our lives. I recently visited a supermarket in Sweden, and it reminded me how efficiently the recycling system works in Scandinavia. Just a simple thing such as reorganising the way supermar… Read more

Learn about Renewable Energy – a full course online, for free!
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Learn about Renewable Energy – a full course online, for free!

Lucas Spangher – Environmental Consciousness course at Duke. Click the above link to access a 39 lecture course, about everything from Biodiversity Loss, to Energy Demand, to Political Corruption. It should be a great tool to keep up with recent research! All you need is an e-mail address, and yo… Read more

See the rainforest in Brazil dwindle in front of your eyes – if you can stomach it
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See the rainforest in Brazil dwindle in front of your eyes – if you can stomach it

Google Earth Engine is a new initiative by Google, highlighting how humans have taken advantage of the earth’s scarce resources in the recent past. The snapshots consist of yearly snapshots taken with a 1.7 terapixel camera of the earth’s surface in chosen areas. At present, only eight images hav… Read more

Being a bee will be difficult beyond reasoning
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Being a bee will be difficult beyond reasoning

Results from the Winter Loss Survey of bees have just been released. A survey amongst beekeepers in the US showed that nearly a third of honey bees have disappeared over the winter. This is 42% worse than last year, and could have serious consequences for biodiversity and food supply. Honey bees are… Read more

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