Hydrogen (H2) is the most abundant element in the universe and could be the key to "decarbonizing" the planet. Scientists have made it clear: if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must find a way to stop global temperatures from rising further....
Craft beer brands grew 20% in Ecuador during the pandemic
Over the last two years, capacity restrictions and the closure of bars and restaurants drove consumers to the craft beer market. About 250 craft beer brands are produced in Ecuador, says Katherine Gárate, administrator of the Association of Craft Breweries of Ecuador (Asocerv). That number is 20% higher than the number of craft beer brands […]
Demand for wind energy in Europe leads to deforestation in the Amazon
The blades of the wind turbines, made of balsa wood, pose a paradox; renewable energies can cause great social and environmental impact What does the deforestation of balsa wood in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest have to do with the generation of wind power in Europe? These two activities, apparently so far apart, have a perverse […]
Ecuadorian vehicles can now enter other CAN countries for up to one year
More than 111 million citizens of the CAN twill be able to travel through member countries more easily. With the recent commencement of a move enacted last year, Ecuadorian tourists will now be able to circulate with their car, with an Ecuadorian license plate, in...
Go outside or read a book
“I am free from the distractions constantly arising in civilized life from social claims. Nature offers unceasingly the most novel and fascinating objects for learning.” – Alexander con Humboldt Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was […]
Masks take up to 450 years to degrade, a new danger to marine life
With the end of the Covid-19 pandemic still a distant hope, masks remain a normal addition to our daily lives. But a study from Belgium suggests that they may be doing more damage to our oceans while protecting us from the virus. Disposable face masks, one of the...
President Lasso’s first report to the nation
At noon on Tuesday, President Guillermo Lasso —received with applause and wearing the presidential tricolor sash around him— gave his first report to the nation in front of more than 500 people in the National Assembly. His discursive agenda was varied: he raised vaccination, which has already exceeded 80% of immunization in the Ecuadorian population as […]