The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Sao Paulo University (IEA) and the Brazilian Sciences Academy will try to gather the private, academic and civil society actors "in the search to better understand and establish synergies and associations to
Fernando and Humberto, the amazing Campana Brothers, are at it again. We've hugged their work before, and again more recently here, and they've busily expanding their cutting-edge, conceptual work for an exhibition at the Albion Gallery in London.
The Yangtze river dolphin has been declared ‘functionally extinct’, which means that although there may be some of them left, there aren’t enough to breed and procreate; not enough to repopulate the species. The reason behind this tragedy is a
Brazilian designer MÃ¡rcia Ganem has managed to bring together in her atelier elements such as a strong material research-policy, traditional-techniques reinterpretation and valuation, and a fair trade production process. For example, she has developed
E-Fabrics is a branch of E-Brigade, an environmental information and awareness organization that promotes actions to spread a culture of individual responsibility and sustainable development. This branch was founded by Brazilian designer Oskar
Hydro-electric dams can often cause significant damage to the environment by releasing methane into the atmosphere. Bacteria break down organic matter on the bottom of lakes and reservoirs, producing the natural gas. When intake pipes for
I don't know about you, but Brazil has been popping up in all kinds of random conversations this year. Just type Brazil into our search engine and you start to see the diversity of topics. From politics to clean energy Brazil is a magnet for discussion
Mariana Betting Ferrarezi and Roberto Hercowitz are the Brazilian designers behind EM2, a firm born in Barcelona and now based in Rio de Janeiro focused in design-solutions for users and companies that include eco-friendly commodities and processes.
As we normally associate fair trade with products like coffee, chocolate, and handcrafted goods, this probably seems like a really strange question. But, in the case of one species of tropical fish, a number of environmental organizations, and the pet
In August 2006, during the 7th Brazilian Conference on Design Research & Development organized in Curitiba by the Parana Federal University (UFPR), "sustainable design" was one of the three most popular topics among all 650 papers published on the
We prattle on about "less is more" and have seen lots of narrow houses that work very well- our last was eleven feet wide. Narrow lot frontages are a good way to get higher densities and more efficient use of land while still satisfying the traditional
A group of 256 Brazilian deputies placed their signs in a manifest and re-launched the Environment Parliament Front (Frente Parlamentar Ambientalista) in the chamber, a unit that had being inactive for four years. The front was also presented with an
The other day I was sitting in the dentist’s reception preparing myself for the gnashing sound of his little drill when I noticed the January 2007 edition of National Geographic magazine. The front cover alluded to an article on the Amazon. Eager for
Per a story in SciDev.Net, Brazilian farmers are foremost in the world with use of Zero Tillage, a cropping method that is greener, boosts productivity, and helps the climate. "Called direct drilling, no-tillage or zero tillage (ZT), the technique is
Maybe not as exotic as the possibility of avgas made from saltwater plants, but promising nevertheless. Especially as it already works and has existing air miles to its credit. Aeroalcool of Brazil are in the throes of seeking certification for
Sigh. In an earlier post today Tim said "Even though you might be lonely and poor, if you cut down part of the rainforest your impact on the world is quite large. Thus, not only do we need to address our systems of power production and asset creation,