Picture 1: Before Picture 2: After .. “The Fading View” by Chelsea Gillette Wan Chun Wah, young reporter at Loreto College Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius.
Bruna Faria, Maria I. Faria, Mariana Sousa & Tiago Marques, Portugal, 15-18 years old The first bird ringing took place in the 18th century, in Europe, and its objective was to know […]
Ana B. Costa, Ana C. Martins & Mariana Rebelo, Portugal, 15-18 years old Vila Nova de Famalicão has already established the first steps towards the creation of the future Local Protected Landscape […]
João Fonseca, Portugal, 14 years old The Douro Demarcated Region is suffering climate change’s impacts with serious consequences for the region’s economy. Earth’s termical balance is being compromised due to the acumulation […]
Lara Carolina da Silva Oliveira, Portugal, 12 years old Nurse Lurdes Silva on the front line, gives straight answers to some important questions about COVID – 19 and explains why our personal […]
Diogo & Luís Martins, Portugal – 13 and 16 years old During this period of social confinement, the world stopped, but did we stop to think about the positive aspects and mitigate […]
Luís Martins, Portugal – 13 years old The ‘Jornada Principal, environmental association, promises to intensify the protests against the landfill in Sobrado, in the municipality of Valongo. The movement will spread black […]
On March 11th 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the Coronavirus a pandemic, leading to many changes in our habits. As we were forced to take a series of preventive measures, our lifestyle saw a complete overhaul. Now, we have to learn as a society a new way how to socialize in spite of the anxiety and uncertainty about our future. How does this pandemic affect us socially and individually? Should we stick to our past (wrong) ways of living or do we reinvent ourselves?
Portugal is currently in quarantine due to the coronavirus, which has created chaos worldwide. Despite having to stay in his forties, it seems to be something simple, it becomes a harsh reality for which society has woken up and has shown difficulties in dealing with this new challenge that has been posed to us.
However, this new reality has revealed signs that some pollution indicators have decreased dramatically, motivated by the slowdown in industrial production and mass tourism. However, there is an aspect that is in the minds of many, the excessive exposure to external dependence on essential products. In light of this, there are small solutions that could make our society more sustainable. Some of these solutions include having a vegetable garden at home or even a chicken, which could alleviate the frenzy that causes hoarding acts that we can all easily observe.
Since November 2019, COVID-19 has strongly hit China and, shortly after, the whole world. Portugal was one of the affected countries. Europe even more. The USA even more than Europe. An epidemic that quickly became a pandemic changed the behavior of almost everyone.