Focus on Oceans

Insatiable Greed: Deep-Sea Mining to Tap Even the Last Resources

According to the current discourse, in order to achieve the climate goals and create the “green shift”, humanity’s dependence on fossil fuels and the associated harmful emissions need to be reduced. Digitisation with the further development of the Internet of Things, robotics and artificial intelligence is seen as playing a central role in this. However, […] Read on...

World Water Day 2021

Man needs two essential things for his or her survival and for health: air (that is, oxygen) and water. Regular access to clean water has been a recognized human right for over a decade. Despite this, to date one-in-three people on the planet do not have clean water. Have you ever wondered what you would […] Read on...

World Oceans Day – 8 June

World Oceans Day, which has been celebrated on 8 June since 2009, unites and rallies the world to protect and restore our shared oceans. On this day the people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the oceans that connect us all. The day is a reminder of how essential and worthy of protection the […] Read on...

Earth Day, April 22nd, 2020

On April 22nd, 2020, the Earth—our blue planet—will be honoured with Earth Day in over 175 countries, this year, exactly for the 50th time! What would man be without the Earth? Where would our house stand, what would we breathe, drink and eat? We are a part of the Earth, our body is a part […] Read on...

Congress 2019 – Review

A Congress that presents practical solutions of how we daily can make a difference to restore, in union with nature, the balance on this wonderful planet… Read on...

India will ban single-use plastic

A 2015 study by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) surveyed 60 cities of India and estimated that in 2011-12 India generated approx. 26.000 tons of plastic waste daily. This is why India, the second most populous country in the world, will ban single-use plastic from 2 October, 2019. Single-use plastics (SUPs) are those that […] Read on...

Plastic Rain

Plastic waste is now so ubiquitous that not only are our oceans filled with it, but plastic particles have now been detected in the air high up on the Rocky Mountains of the United States, falling with the rain. How did it get there? Plastic micro-particles are so small they can be carried in water […] Read on...

World Oceans Day

On the 8th of June, World Oceans Day proclaimed by the United Nations will be celebrated for the tenth time. The day reminds us how important the oceans are for life on this planet, for example in terms of food security, climate and health. In many places in the world different activities will take place […] Read on...

Earth Day 2019

Since 1990, on April 22nd, “Earth Day” has been celebrated worldwide (in over 175 countries!), and will be this year, too. In our hectic lives in particular, it is good to simply go out into Nature and become quiet. And yet: in the woods it is anything but quiet, because there is the noise of […] Read on...

Earth Day 2018 – Pictures of worldwide Activities

Earth Day has been celebrated worldwide. Under the patronage of The World Foundation for Natural Science through numerous activities like, for example, lectures or information booths, various aspects of our wonderful planet have been highlighted. This great commitment for Mother Earth has been documented for you with pictures. Read on...