Author Archives: ALLIANCE EARTH

MobilES has developed a way for our phones to contribute to stopping global warming in its tracks.

Climate change: the ever-present enemy has hit Cambodia hard. As with most things though, there’s an app for that. This blog was originally written by Jeffrey Barbee for Reuters. TMAT PAELLY, Cambodia, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone – but it isn’t the latest viral […]

Alliance Earth’s Director Jeffrey Barbee helps explain the real tragedy of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.

So many unknowns here still but I can share a few facts. The disaster has changed from being a search and rescue effort into a more stable crisis mitigation plan. Aid has arrived, it is being flown out right now in South African choppers, and the Indian army has been amazingly present everywhere we went, […]

Jeffrey Barbee goes back to varsity and shares his knowledge in Wales.

An Alliance Earth Science Communication Workshop at Bangor University At the end of January 2019 Alliance Earth Director, Jeffrey Barbee was invited to give a workshop by the Environmental Science Faculty at the University of Bangor in Wales. This was the start of a month-long knowledge exchange that was created by Dr Simon Willcock and Jeffrey Barbee in […]

Mozambique’s Exame magazine publishes the latest story about the exploration of Mount Lico.

Finding a spot in Africa that’s undisturbed by mankind, is “incredibly rare” says Dr Simon Willcock. Seeking for forests Professor Julian Bayliss found this spot on top of Mount Lico located in Mozambique with the help of Google Earth. This discovery initiated a journey that took two years in the making with hopes of exploring […]

THE SECRET GARDEN

How Google Earth led a team of scientists to discover an untouched mountaintop rainforest. By Andy Wright and Sonner Kehrt Aug 28, 2018, 8:01am EDT Photography by Jeffrey Barbee First Published on The Verge In 2018, what is left to explore in the world? It seems unlikely, say, that humans might find an untouched forest […]

The Juneau Icefield Research Program – America’s Largest Climate Classroom

The Juneau Icefield Research Program North America’s Largest Climate Classroom Jeffrey Barbee interviews JIRP Alumni, Christiane McCabe. The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) has kept a continuous scientific eye on one of the largest source areas for glaciers in North America for more than sixty years. It is the longest running glacial-climate record in the […]

Research group found pollinators of marine life swarming on turtle grasses.

As we celebrated World Bee Day on the 20th of May for the first time it seems appropriate to look at pollinators: the role they play and where and what they are. Most people may not know this, but pollinators are not limited to land only, yes we can find them in our oceans too. […]

With 8 million tons of plastic ending up in our oceans as plastic waste each year, it’s time to look at the health of our planet as a matter of urgency.

In 2012 it was estimated that about 165 million tons of plastic could be found in our oceans. We are adding to this number every year and with a growing population it’s time to look at plastic with new eyes and the urgency the health of our environments and planet Earth deserves. Imagine for a […]

How much plastic do you use?

Our use of plastic is causing harm to Earth’s oceans and some experts say if we don’t change our plastic consumption drastically, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by the year 2050. It is estimated that each individual on this planet consumes about 135 kg of single use plastics per year. […]

‘Pops turns plastic trash into power’, read the Sunday Times article on Limpopo’s local inventor: Pierre ‘Pops’ Pretorius.

Inventor turns plastic waste into gas Local inventor finds way to generate gas from plastic trash 18 March 2018 – 00:00 BY FARREN COLLINS Marshall Matsveru and Pierre Pretorius with the ‘Dung Beetle’, a device that turns plastic waste into gas or biodiesel. The invention will make its debut at the AfrikaBurn festival in the […]