Reading Time: 4 minutesFictional characters Terry, Rigo and Emily may know something about a recent event in Cape Town you haven’t heard about yet – check this story out!
Reading Time: 2 minutesThree GCE students attended the 11th Jyväskylä Winter School of Ecology organized by the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) from 12. -23.02.2018. In the first week, the wild life in the deep snow was studied as part of the topic boreal ecology. This included, besides the structure of snow and a general overview, also important topics […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesIs less meat the solution? Macaws took over Berlin as our food choices are destroying their habitat. Read more here!
Reading Time: 3 minutesA few days ago, the 6th plenary meeting of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) ended in Medellin, Colombia, where the regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Central Asia were approved. The extensively peer-reviewed reports are providing answers for the questions: Why is biodiversity […]
Reading Time: 4 minutesHuman well-being at risk: Landmark reports highlight options to protect and restore nature and its vital contributions to people A few days ago, the 6th plenary meeting of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) ended in Medellin, Colombia, where the regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, […]
Reading Time: 6 minutesIt requires a little luck and steadiness to reach Benjamin Von Wong. And it also requires a lot of organizational talent regarding the time difference between Germany and the US west coast. But when we finally “meet” via Skype, the 31-year-old photographer is a very interesting and dedicated interview partner and not really what one […]
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn my last article, I wrote about palm oil and the problems with this substance found almost everywhere. Instead of only writing about the problems I decided to take action and have a closer look at how palm oil is influencing my daily life. So, let’s begin with the facts. To find out when I […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesSmoke 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. […]
Reading Time: 1 minute“Remember to look up at the stars. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking Today, one of the most brilliant minds of our time passed away: Professor Stephen Hawking died this morning at the age of 76. GCE student Nikunj Pathak penned […]