Urban forests during pandemic and a single canopy tree spread over five acres

Humans have felt trapped last year. While the homo sapiens learnt to turn inwards and self-reflect and find new ways to deal with self, stories of urban forests and ecosystems thriving as a result were going viral. In the meanwhile, Giant sequoia groves have been feeling the burn. are not only fire resilient, they areContinue reading “Urban forests during pandemic and a single canopy tree spread over five acres”

Mathematics, random walks and coronavirus: if there was a solution

Researchers solve one of the most notorious open problems in Math- random walks. If one does not know what the problem of random walks is, one who is mathematically fluent may follow this material link put together by Mathematical Institute, Leiden University. For less mathematical savvy,. it can be understood literally, as the difficulty associatedContinue reading “Mathematics, random walks and coronavirus: if there was a solution”

Community building community: Design a house in Africa

Here is a chance for a community to build another. Archstorming is calling for proposals to design a house for the Jorejick Family. The site or the plot of land is owned by the Jorejick family and located in Getamock, in the Karatu District, north of Tanzania. The closest city Karatu is 2 hours ofContinue reading “Community building community: Design a house in Africa”

Is it all okay in household kitchens of North Koreans?

North Korea food crisis is blamed on drought. A UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP)  assessment team visited had visited Unpa County, North Hwanghae Province, in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in April 2019 and confirmed the deep hunger crisis that the people were facing. Similar situation was reported in 2015. Hunger crisis wasContinue reading “Is it all okay in household kitchens of North Koreans?”

Savings oceans

With the ocean in deep crisis, After a two-day preparatory meeting in New York ahead of June’s UN is organizing the Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal this June. The intention is to bring members of civil society, philanthropic organisations, governments and corporations together to commit to some bold actionable items. Read more here. Terraafont isContinue reading “Savings oceans”

Now a Maize

On food crisis, Zimbabwe is having to import in excess of 10,000 tonnes of Maize from South Africaaccording to Wandile Sihlobo, chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa. The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) is working with local road transporters to expedite border-crossing for importing maize into the country. The millersContinue reading “Now a Maize”

Oil spills, pantyhose and mushrooms

Sounds idiosyncratic? Yet, there is a connection between the oil spills, pantyhose and mushrooms. You may add bacteria, pet hair and water-repellent ferrous nanoparticles to the list. Although the list compiled by Yuka Yoneda is ten years old, it gives an insight into how simple innovations offer solutions to complex problems. The composite of mushrooms andContinue reading “Oil spills, pantyhose and mushrooms”

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