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Sustainable Development, Poverty and Capitalism
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Sustainable Development, Poverty and Capitalism

A concept that we have all heard from time to time is that of Sustainable Development. Perhaps the most widespread definition is that of the United Nations, which refers to it as a development that can “guarantee the well-being of present generations without compromising that of future generations”, located in the report of the World Commission for the Environment and Development that served as the basis for the 1992 Rio de Janeiro United Nations Conference.

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Women and their lives devoted to the wisdom of plants

Born into families of healers, surrounded by seeds and plants, and grateful to Pachamama, they have put their gifts at the service of their communities: they, the healers, the wise men, the midwives, the connoisseurs of energy, those who carry the knowledge of grandmothers and pass them on to their daughters. They are the women of the Andean world, who despite the social changes that leaving the countryside and seeking sources of income have implied for many, are reluctant to give up their principles that seek the collective good.
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These 10 health problems can be caused by Wi-Fi. How to lower the risk

Wi-Fi is convenient, but many have raised questions about the safety of the invisible forces that permeate everything around us. Since the introduction of Wi-Fi in 1997, researchers have conducted hundreds of studies to explore the subject. The results are clear and shocking: Wi-Fi can negatively affect general health and brain health, especially in children.
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The food war. The Third World War has started

The control of raw materials generates multiple battles with millions of victims, more than any other conflict has caused. And it not only kills hunger, they say that if we don't give things names they don't exist. So the sooner we baptize the current military escalation that has already turned into a third world war, the better.
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Consumerism, the bad mother of many of our ills

Consumption is a word that derives from Latin: cosumere and whose meaning is to spend or destroy. Once something has been consumed, whatever the product, by consuming the act of spending or destroying to satisfy needs or desires, that "something" will cease to exist, at least with its original characteristics.
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The Human Being, his stupidity, his selfishness and his obsession with power and money

The Human Being is being the victim of his own stupidity, his selfishness and his obsession with power and money. Climate change, the hole in the ozone layer, the depletion and pollution of natural resources, the accumulation of waste. and the degradation of land, water and air are consequences of a much bigger problem, more fundamentally, which is the way of life that is being imposed on us.
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The strange world where we love animals but eat them

Why do we love domestic animals so much, such as dogs, cats, sheep, chickens, cows, but we “choose” some to be eaten? Psychologist Melanie Joy, an expert in human behavior, has been trying to explain why. From a psychological point of view, how can people eat certain animals while ignoring the cruelty with which they are killed.
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How social media inspires young people to save nature

It is true that many young people look at screens instead of being in nature, but others use technology to form a global community of conservationists. Six years ago, I wrote with some sadness a rather bleak report for the National Trust entitled Natural Childhood. I highlighted the barriers that stood in the way of engaging young people with nature: primarily the dangers of traffic, parents' fears of the “danger of strangers” and the growing aversion to exposing children to any form of violence. risk.
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Cats prefer interaction with people over food

We all know that the dog is by definition the "best friend" of man. But what about cats? Although they are more independent, they also socialize with us and they prefer so according to a study by Oregon State University, the group that brought together researchers from the institution's Department of Animals and Psychology, Kristyn Vitale, Lindsay Mehrkam and Monique Udell, The goal was to show that cats are friendly to humans.
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Keys to combining heating and respect for the environment

There is only one thing worse than the cold, and that is not being able to fight it. Going outside when the temperatures drop seems much more tolerable as long as the warmth awaits us when we return home. For this, nothing better than natural gas, a heating system that reaches every corner of the home and that also allows us to enjoy hot water continuously and without annoying interruptions.
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Your grain of sand for the Earth

Once it was the gods, who supposedly would destroy everything that inhabited the Earth, with their colossal fury, if humans did not surrender to their tribute. Then some lost comet, when colliding with the Planet, would cause an explosion so big that it would become the impossible life for any living being.
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Tricks to become the best dog trainer

Having a dog at home has a thousand good things. Company, love, tenderness, friendship, entertainment ... However, a dog also brings with it a multitude of responsibilities and carries a training that we must master if we want our pet to contribute and not remain so much at home as on the street. / www.
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Ten reasons to look for a good podiatrist

Since dawn we take care of our hair with the best shampoo, the skin with various creams, the mind with rest and stimuli and our health with good food and physical exercise. However, there are parts of the human body that suffer throughout the day that we completely forget about. The feet, for example, are active for many hours and at night we can accuse it with annoying pain.
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Sugar is like alcohol to children: it damages the liver and brain

Would you give a glass of alcoholic drink for your little son? The answer will certainly be no. No parent would give alcohol to a child. Mainly because it is known to be toxic, it causes serious damage to the body and addiction. However, if you are in the habit of giving sweets, and filling your child's meals with sugar, it may be that you are doing the child great harm, without realizing it.
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Guide for the evaluation of ecosystem services

Choosing the right tools to assess how natural areas benefit people The World Commission on Protected Areas of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN-WCPA) has published a guide that will serve to assess the ecosystem services within sites relevant to the conservation of biodiversity and nature.
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There is more wind and bigger waves due to climate change

Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening the waves that travel across the earth's surface. As climate change has gradually warmed the world's oceans, it has also been causing ocean waves stronger and more deadly, according to a new study published in Nature Monday.
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Pastry, mining, oil, seed, all cats from the same bag

There is a series of activities whose furious development in the so-called third world countries is seriously modifying issues such as biological diversity, geographical distribution, culture and even the climate of our regions. The impact caused by the installation of any of our regions is so strong. these industries, which each case, when trying to analyze it, seems to be emblematic and yet it is one of the many that are being produced in our territories.
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Glyphosate is not safe, even in small doses

Glyphosate is the active ingredient of the most widely used herbicide in the world, and its use is largely associated with crops genetically modified to be resistant to it. A growing number of scientific studies are showing that glyphosate residues are now everywhere in the environment and may be common in food.
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The best defense against climate change could be native corn

Climate change is already one of the most urgent problems that not only Mexicans have, but all of humanity. The only positive about the matter is that it has become an enemy that unites us all. Our common goal? mitigate it, whenever possible and, believe it or not, there are actions that anyone can take to act against it.
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