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  1. I have made a list of eco-friendly and...

    I have made a list of eco-friendly and sustainable banks available in Europe and the United States.
  2. Is your bank one of those financing the Amazon destruction & extinction of species?

    My latest article. Don't be complicit. Know what your bank is doing and choose a better bank if yours is evil.

    https://www.eupedia.com/images/design/Home-eco_banks.jpg
  3. Sustainability ratings of household appliances

    The Belgian comapny Vanden Borre, one of the largest retailer household appliances and electronics in the country, has just released a sustainability barometer for household appliances. This...
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    Poll: I feel some sort of cognitive dissonance in what...

    I feel some sort of cognitive dissonance in what you write. You are not very worried, but you also admit that we, as individuals, have little control over it and that it won't be solved easily. How...
  5. Blond hair appears to have originated in the...

    Blond hair appears to have originated in the Baltic region and Northwest Russia, where it was already present during the Mesolithic period. Blond hair was found a low frequencies among most...
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    Poll: I agree about everything except for electric cars...

    I agree about everything except for electric cars for commuters. At present the batteries of electric cars have such a high manufacturing CO2e tag that it only makes sense to buy an EV for people who...
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    Poll: I agree with most of what you say. It was a...

    I agree with most of what you say.

    It was a terrible decision of the German government to close nuclear plants and replace them by polluting and emission-rich coal plants. But the anti-nuclear...
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    Poll: Then you don't understand the real issues of...

    Then you don't understand the real issues of climate change. Who cares about CO2 levels in themselves? It's what they represent that matters. About 10% of global warming is caused by deforestation,...
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    Poll: Actually I am not worried as much about humanity...

    Actually I am not worried as much about humanity as about the loss of biodiversity and extinctions of species. There is no doubt that humanity will survive. But if we lose half of all plant and...
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    Poll: How worried are you about climate change?

    A new study found that 75% of young people were worried about Climate Change and many suffer from climate anxiety. I am among them. What about you?
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    Nuclear energy has its pros and cons, but it has...

    Nuclear energy has its pros and cons, but it has the two great merits of being nearly carbon neutral and cheap. What's more new generations (III+ and IV) of reactors are much safer than old reactors...
  12. Not everything needs to be culled. The problem...

    Not everything needs to be culled. The problem with cattle is that they emit a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, which many other domesticated animals do not produce (or in low quantity)....
  13. Beef production causes 5x more greenhouse gas emissions than all air travel!

    If you want to fight climate change, reducing beef consumption or completely stopping it would be far more effective than purchasing an electric car or cancelling your holiday plans abroad. Check...
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    Sticky: Selection of my most popular forum topics

    Genetics

    Percentage of genetic similarity between humans and animals

    Genetic inheritance: why people can be closer to one parent than the other genetically

    How adventurers, outcasts and...
  15. Sticky: For those among you who do not live in Belgium,...

    For those among you who do not live in Belgium, the best mobile banking apps available to international customers are Revolut and N26, which I have both used and are great. Both neo-banks have a...
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    Here are the samples that contain North African,...

    Here are the samples that contain North African, Near Eastern, East Med, and Arabian admixtures (most probably of Phoenician/Carthaginian origin). They are all closest to modern Maltese, then South...
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    Here are a few other Etruscan samples from the...

    Here are a few other Etruscan samples from the main Southwest European cluster.

    CAM001 (780-540 BCE, from :Campiglia dei Foci, Siena, Tuscany)

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    K36 charts and maps of Etruscan samples

    The study on ancient Etruscan DNA by Posth et al. 2021 showed that three Etruscan individuals were genetically closer to modern Northwest Europeans. Intrigued I checked their percentage of...
  19. Sticky: These are the best mobile banking apps in the world

    Sia Partners examined 135 banks from 17 different countries around the world, mostly in Western Europe, the USA, Canada, the Middle East, and East Asia.

    The two best banking apps were both from...
  20. Sticky: Now that the dates of the 82 samples from the...

    Now that the dates of the 82 samples from the Etruscan study have been published I have calculated and added the averages for:

    - Ancient Etruscans : closest to modern East Spaniards (Baleares,...
  21. I couldn't remember all my flights either,...

    I couldn't remember all my flights either, especially on routes I used more than twice. So I checked my emails for flights and counted the results. Only took a few minutes. A bit longer to encode...
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    Digital Quality of Life Index by country

    Surfshark has published its 2021 Digital Quality of Life Index. Countries are assessed on five variables:

    Internet affordability
    Internet quality
    Electronic infrastructure
    Electronic...
  23. There are also plenty of websites to calculate...

    There are also plenty of websites to calculate your carbon footprint. Here are some of the best.



    Carbon Footprint (multilingual, international)
    Global Footprint Network (multilingual,...
  24. Sticky: The bottom line is, if you are going to buy an...

    The bottom line is, if you are going to buy an electric car, buy a BMW i8 Roadster. :cool2: With a footprint of only 16.5 tonnes of CO2, it is more ecological than a Renault Zoe or Nissan Leaf! And...
  25. How many trees are needed to compensate 1 tonne of CO2?

    Calculating the numbers of trees that need to be planted to offset one's carbon emissions is not as straightforward as it seems. It depends on the variety of trees planted, but also on the age of the...
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