Nuclear energy, like all industries and energy-producing systems, generates waste products. Nuclear waste is divided into three categories based on its radioactivity: low-level, intermediate-level, and high-level. Only highly contaminated objects, such as tools and work apparel, make up the great majority of the waste (90 per cent of total volume) yet contain only 1% of the total radioactivity.
When discussing climate change, renewable energy is usually the first and most important topic that comes to mind. With a list of changes that could be implemented to mitigate the effects of rising temperatures, obvious renewable energy sources such as solar and wind don’t emit greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, that contribute to global warming.
The solutions are there. All! All over!
The fight against climate change does not depend on the availability of solutions, but on the willingness and political will to identify and implement new solutions.
In this blog series, I asked people with specific expertise in their respective fields to write articles for me based on the questions I formulated. This resulted in short summaries and blog articles about what we have to understand as problematic in the area of climate, what we can expect from future climate development, what solutions there are in different areas and what we may have to do about it.
Alternative farming is defined as production systems that do not use conventional methods of agriculture. (1) Alternative agriculture, sustainable agriculture, organic farming, regenerative agriculture and low-input agriculture are terms that loosely denote both a philosophy of farming and a set of farming practices.
“Alternative farming systems seek to significantly reduce or to avoid entirely, the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and other agricultural chemicals.