Your climate. Your app. uRnature.

Have you ever wondered how climate change is connected with our consumption behaviour? Or how much carbon is stored in a forest? And how will our world look like in 2050? Having found your way to our blog, you probably know the answers. But how can we start a dialogue with others, who might be […]

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The trash cementary or how to separate waste

8 small graves are neatly lined up in the corner of the garden. Each one furnished with a picture and a date of burial. Next to the graves, there lies a shovel, meant to dig into the graves. But this is not the scene of a desecration of a grave – you wouldn’t find corpses […]

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How nature creates calendars

Professor Karim-Aly Kassam is not a tall man. But when he enters the stage – in this case the stage is the room between a blackboard and a table in a muggy lecture room in the GEO building at the University of Bayreuth – he has all the attention of his audience. In a very […]

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And there goes Maya the Bee…

Suddenly, you find yourself in a desert. It is a huge desert, dusty, hot, without anything to eat or drink. There is no store, nothing to provide you with food. You realize – if you cannot find anything very soon, you’ll starve. There! In the distance you can see a huge neon sign. With your […]

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Germany is not as clean as it pretends to be

Countless rags are seaming the sides of the grey asphalt. Blue, white, transparent shimmery, paper rags, pieces of plastic bags, juice cartons and plastic straws. Kilometre after kilometre, it seems to be endless. The scene could be in a developing country where there is no such thing as a proper disposal of waste. But it […]

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The price for soft skin and a sweet breakfast

Smoke swells from the thick, green canopy of Indonesian rainforests. Orphaned orangutans cry for their mothers who were killed in the bush fires. Local inhabitants, children, women, men are inhaling the yellow swaths, only protected by dirty, once white masks; the air is filled with almost invisible particles of ashes coming from the burning forests. […]

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