Diego Arguedas Ortiz, BBC

Diego Arguedas Ortiz


United Kingdom

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Past articles by Diego:


How the humble potato changed the world

A staple food for cultures across the globe, the tuber has emerged as a nutritional giant and the friend of peasants, rulers and sages. Even today, its possibilities are endless. → Read More

How do you bring a forest back to life?

Even after a forest has been razed and cleared, it can return. With tech and patience, some projects are helping forests reclaim their old territories. → Read More

How science fiction helps readers understand climate change

Can imagined futures of drowned cities and solar utopias help us grasp the complexity of climate change? Diego Arguedas Ortiz takes a look. → Read More

How Dickens made Christmas white

In the UK, Christmas is usually snowless. So why do we still picture the ‘ideal’ Christmas as a white one? → Read More

The underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods

An intricate system of dams, levees and tunnels defends the Japan’s capital. Will it be able to cope with climate change? → Read More

The surprising source of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals

In an act of 21st Century alchemy, Japan is turning obsolete electronics into Olympic and Paralympic medals. Can their ambition show us how to deal with e-waste? → Read More

One simple reason we aren’t acting faster on climate change?

Images like that of a polar bear on a melting ice field are iconic. But in terms of getting people to act on climate change, they may be ineffective. Here’s why. → Read More

Could this be the cure for fake news?

Most organisations have been fighting fake news when they see it. But what if there were a way to stop misinformation before it even starts to spread? → Read More

Five myths about wildfires

Are forest fires a natural, if tragic, event – or are they getting worse with climate change? Would logging help decrease them? BBC Future debunks five common myths. → Read More

Ten simple changes to help save the planet

We know that climate change is happening – but there are plenty of things individuals can do to help mitigate it. Here’s your handy guide to the most effective strategies. → Read More

How fungus and sweat could transform Martian exploration

As a product designer imagines a Martian boot made out of human sweat and fungus, her quest sparks a new question: can biomaterials open the door for a human colony on Mars? → Read More

Costa Rica president-elect promises to lead the country towards an oil-free future

Carlos Alvarado Quesada is promising to replace petrol and diesel in the transport system with clean energy, comparing the task to abolishing the army → Read More

Costa Rica bids for world’s cleanest transport system

With a 98% renewable power grid, Costa Rica is turning its climate efforts to dirty transport, with public companies promoting electric vehicles → Read More

Gruesome shark finning discovery leads to major legal victory for sharks

On February 7th, a Costa Rican judge delivered the country’s first-ever prison sentence for illegal trade in shark fins. → Read More

Central America’s water scarcity problem is uprooting its youth

The 2014-2015 drought left more than 3.5 million people suffering from food insecurity and economic hardship in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala alone. → Read More