Let's balance out
Power-bricks and Mauritius islands
13-08-2020 • Eco • by Ludovica Luvi F
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. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?

Mauritius islands call for urgent help after the giant oil spill from the stranded ship. More than 1,000 tonnes of fuel has already seeped and it is causing an overwhelming ecologic damage.

"Japan and France have both said they will help with the operation but campaigners say that is not enough and have called for a full-scale coordinated international response."

There is a nanotechnology that turns bricks into powerhouses. The first bricks they experimented on can store a small amount of energy, but if the technology improves to a bigger amount of energy these bricks could be a low cost alternative to lithium-ion batteries. Can you imagine our entire houses being converted into powerhouses?
Illustration by Gabriela