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How To Feed 530 Million Europeans With Sustainable Food By 2050

April 11th, 2019 | by The Beam

On the bright side, the European food system provides 4.2 million jobs in Europe, feeds more than 500 million Europeans, and its greenhouse gases emissions have decreased 20% since 1990. But the social and environmental impacts of the European food system is alarming. Diet-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease are growing at an alarming rate


6 Inspiring Women Committed To Change The World For The Better

April 7th, 2019 | by The Beam

Sandra Capponi, Meike van Ginneken, Servane Mouazan, Joyce Msuya, Sheila Oparaocha, and Ajaita Shah are working all over the world to encourage sustainable behaviors, advocate for gender equality and climate justice, raise awareness towards climate change, support environmental activism, and contribute to improve people’s quality of life


Together For Climate Justice

April 5th, 2019 | by The Beam

Climate change is much more than an environmental issue. Climate change is just as much a social, ethical, and a political issue, as well as a human rights issue


Future Farms: Agritech Innovations To Feed A Changing Planet

April 3rd, 2019 | by The Beam

The future of agriculture will be directly impacted by two of humanity’s biggest menaces on the horizon: population growth and climate change. With more mouths to feed and less planet to feed them on, and increasingly alarming predictions of environmental shifts, innovators working in crop agriculture have to figure out how to grow more food, faster, with fewer resources, by developing new technologies to scale up the planet’s food production mechanisms sustainably


Drone Rangers: Thousands Of Lives Will Be Saved By Drones In The Next 5 Years

April 1st, 2019 | by The Beam

Once thought of as a niche toy for early adopters, drones can now be found buzzing over parks, in select cities, and are even being increasingly used for video production as the popularity of aerial photography soars. However, drones aren’t only for fun and entertainment, and the high-pitched hum of their spinning propellers could replace the wail of ambulance sirens for global citizens as drones are put to work for humanitarian purposes


The Sustainable Fashion Challenge

March 22nd, 2019 | by The Beam

We all know the ‘Fast Fashion’ industry is a disaster for the planet and for workers, who are often women in the developing world earning less than three dollars a day in unsafe conditions. It’s not as difficult or as expensive as you might think to shift to ecological and fair-trade clothing.


The Challenges Of Feeding The World In The Face Of Climate Change

March 16th, 2019 | by The Beam

Ndoni Mcunu was born in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, a south-east province of South Africa. “I have always been strongly supported by my family,” explains Ndoni, who is now pursuing a PhD in environmental science with a focus on agriculture, food security and climate change. We asked Ndoni about the challenges of feeding the growing earth population within the climate change context. We also talked about the importance of raising awareness and providing knowledge about science and research for university students as well as rural women all over the world


Germany’s Lignite Exit Strategy

March 10th, 2019 | by The Beam

This article was published in The Beam #7 — Subscribe now for more on the topic. By Gisa Holzhausen, Lisa Keppler and [&hellip


A Guide To Scaling Electric Vehicles

March 4th, 2019 | by The Beam

It will soon be possible to get almost anywhere in the world powered entirely by the sun, the wind, and the rain. This is the promise of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution now underway.


Should Google Treat Fossil Fuel Companies Like It Treats Tobacco & Firearm Companies?

March 2nd, 2019 | by The Beam

2018 saw a number of different divestments from global institutions in the fossil fuel sector and their subsidiaries. While the move likely won’t fix global warming, it has changed the way in which citizens understand how deeply rooted many organizations are in coal, oil, and gas companies. After divesting, firms also shudder at the thought of being de-platformed. Consider the advertising giant Google, for instance



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