Green travel: 11 tips for an eco-friendly vacation

When traveling, each and every one of us (unintentionally) leaves a CO2 trail behind. Whether we travel by plane, by train, by car, by bus or by boat, we just cannot help it. Air travel itself contributes to 2,5% of the total carbon emissions in a year, and it is expected that this number could rise to 20% by 2050 as air travel becomes a more popular mode of transport as prices become more economical.
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« A Causette, nous ne prenons pas les femmes pour des quiches »

Causette est un journal féminin à part : plus féministe que les autres, il apparaît aussi comme plus sérieux, auprès des lecteurs comme des journalistes en général, même s’il ne se prend pas au sérieux. Son slogan – « Plus féminin du cerveau que du capiton » – n’y est sans doute pas pour rien. Pour Liliane Roudière, une des deux rédactrices en chef, ce qui fait la force du magazine, c’est l’absence de publicité.
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3 good reasons to drink tap water rather than bottled water

tap water bottled water

You must have heard about it a thousand times: plastic bottles are bad for the environment and for your health. They pollute our oceans, our rivers, our lakes. They help microparticles of plastic to enter your body with almost every sip. Everybody is talking about it. Even here, at rOcean, we like to have our share of plastic pollution news.

With all the scary stuff you read online, heard on the radio or saw on TV, you’re ready to ditch the plastic bottle once and for all, but you need to find a good replacement first. After all, bottled water might be pictured as the devil, but it still is convenient, accessible, and healthier than tap water, right? Wrong.
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Deadly marine heatwaves and coral bleaching on the rise

heat waves leading to corals bleaching

First published: April 13 2018

Deadly marine heatwaves are happening more often and lasting longer than ever before, a new study shows. As our oceans warm up, more and more marine animals are becoming the victims of detrimental human activities on earth. A new study by Eric Oliver from the University of Halifax and published in the journal Nature Communications found that heatwaves have increased by 54% between 1925 and 2016. The study based its research on satellite-derived temperature data.

As a result, marine ecosystems are experiencing on average 45 days of marine heatwaves per year. A phenomenon that harms biodiversity as well as fisheries and aquaculture.
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