Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a reporter for Travel Tomorrow, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

2 August 2023

Scientists are trying to figure out why the ocean is becoming green

Over the past two decades, 56% of Earth’s oceans have become greener, according to a new study by a team of scientists from the United States […]
1 August 2023

The world’s largest natural carbon sinks

Natural carbon sinks absorb half of the human-produced carbon emissions. In the current context of global warming, they play a crucial role in the future of […]
1 August 2023

Major airline CEO denounces carbon offsetting schemes as “fraud”

Scott Kirby, the CEO of United Airlines, criticized industry-wide greenwashing practices related to carbon offsetting schemes while speaking at a Politico event titled “Reauthorising the Federal […]
31 July 2023

London’s new ultra low emission zones not illegal, says court

Courts have dismissed legal action brought in the UK by five Conservative-led councils against the expansion of London’s ultra-low emission zone (Ulez). 1. What is Ulez? […]
28 July 2023

Researchers in China are harvesting energy from raindrops with solar panel technology

Raindrops contain abundant renewable energy, including both kinetic energy and electrostatic energy, and how to effectively harvest it is becoming a hot research topic. 1. Clean […]
28 July 2023

July confirmed as Earth’s hottest month in 120,000 years

As the scorching month of July reaches its end, the world is confronting an unprecedented environmental challenge: July 2023 is now unequivocally the hottest month on […]
28 July 2023

EU ditches Russian oil by importing more from US, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Angola

While there is clear evidence of a current surge in renewable energy roll-out in the EU and renewed political ambition to speed up the energy transition, […]
27 July 2023

‘World’s largest sundial’ to provide 400,000 kWh of clean electricity every year

The world’s largest sundial, called Arco del Tiempo (Arch of Time), is under development by Berlin-based artist and architect Riccardo Mariano, and it takes the form […]
27 July 2023

Conditions on Chile’s Altiplano like sunbathing on Venus, scientists say

The Altiplano sits high above Chile’s Atacama Desert, near the Tropic of Capricorn and the Andes mountains towards the South American west. It’s a cloudless place, […]
26 July 2023

Now we have to adapt to climate change

On Monday, most UK newspapers led on the impact of fires on holidaymakers in Greece with headlines screaming “Rhodes on Fire” (Metro), “Our Terror” (Mirror), “Run […]
25 July 2023

New study may open the door to 2-hour early earthquake detection

Scientists have recently found evidence of a phase happening two hours before a seismic rupture, which could help give plenty of time for warnings, a new […]
24 July 2023

Tomorrowland is responsible for the emission of almost 150,000 tonnes of CO2

Tomorrowland is responsible for the emission of almost 150,000 tonnes of CO2, a new study showed, as reported by Belgian news outlet RTBF. Tapio, a company […]
21 July 2023

Butterfly-shaped solar space station to power future Moon settlements

Space-based solar power stations have captured the attention of scientists and experts worldwide. The idea revolves around capturing solar energy in space and beaming it down […]
20 July 2023

How is the EU supporting the production and development of renewable hydrogen?

The European Union is on its way to implement policy measures meant to accelerate renewable hydrogen production and use. This is in line with the EU’s […]
19 July 2023

Underground climate change is affecting building foundations, new study shows

The concept of underground climate change and its impacts have relatively recently begun being studied. Finding that the change of ground temperature affects building foundations, a […]
18 July 2023

Could plastic eating bacteria and fungi help combat global waste?

A group of researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew, and other colleagues, has identified a diverse microbiome of plastic-degrading fungi and bacteria in the […]