Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. Solutions for our roads
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2022-02-18 in Eco
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Let's balance out: what is it?

It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Here you can find the article of last week. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
A street with the light of the Sun and Wind
Illustrations by Gabriela

Good news: solutions for our roads

This article from the BBC has underlined that, because of extreme climate events, the roads are the ones more under pressure. What damages them are floods, and the lesson was learned in Queensland, Australia. That's why some engineers have studied some solutions to make the asphalt more resistant to water, implanting small amounts of air and cold water into the bitumen.

Thanks to this a water-resistant layer is created, and this makes the road more flexible. This and many other solutions are being considered all over the world, and they represent an innovation that could really help in the climate fight!
Fire and hot weather menacing human life
Illustrations by Gabriela

Bad news: risk of heat strokes for small pets

The risk represented by heatwaves is not real only for us, but for our animals too. In particular, we should begin to worry about our small pets: not only cats and dogs, but also guinea pigs and rabbits.

The Guardian tells us that they are vulnerable to heat strokes as well, and many have already been brought to the vet for this reason. Some symptoms could be fainting, lethargy and stomach issues. Let's keep an eye out this summer!