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Corporate Responsibility in the Climate Crisis

In Seattle, Washington, there was a ban placed on plastic straws and utensils in 2018. This ban disallowed the use of plastic straws in local businesses, with a plan to phase them out and to encourage consumers to purchase reusable metal straws to use as a replacement. In Seattle, there is also a tax on […]

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Organizing Activism for Climate Justice: A Handbook

11 years. That’s how long the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suspects we have before temperatures could be raised an estimated 1.5ºC  higher than they are today. By the time children beginning kindergarten this year reach their high school graduation date, the Earth’s climate could be catastrophically different from the one we live […]

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Cyclone Idai: A Reminder that Climate Change is Already on our Doorstep

In the wake of devastating Cyclone Idai sweeping across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the issue of climate change is again being brought front and centre, specifically for those on the African continent. Since its landfall on March 15, Cyclone Idai is said to be “the deadliest tropical cyclone to hit (Southern) Africa” and has left […]

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The Dangers of Overfishing: Environmental, Economic and Safety Impacts

According to the World Wildlife Fund, overfishing “occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction”.  And right now, it causes serious problems, not just to sea life, but also very real economic and social problems to coastal communities across the world. There are billions of people (an estimated 56.6 […]

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Rethinking Climate Change Chaos and the Food Security Question: What is the linkage?

What is the future of food in a climate changing world? As the earth grows warmer and warmer, there is a concern if the promise of food sustainability will be kept continuous by our leaders and policy makers. The question of climate change is raising scientists’, politicians’, policy maker’s (among others)  eyebrows. Are humans trailing, slowly […]

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Counting the Cost of Nature’s Takeover: Are we forcing Nature’s Hand?

The wake of hurricane Irma along the Caribbean and Southeastern United States has raised concerns over whether nature at its best is starting to show its negative side. The Atlantic has reported on Irma’s case in Florida as one ‘that will go down as one the most infamous in Atlantic Hurricane history,’ one that has […]

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A Tipping Point Crossed: Dawn of the Freak Storms

The annual Atlantic Hurricane Season generally fails to pique the interest of the international community, save for the North and Central American nations which are forced to deal with massive evacuations, grueling emergency patrols and pricey relief funds every year. However, the recent barrage by a seemingly endless succession of frenzied hurricanes have been arousing […]

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Decoding India’s Inherent Behavior Towards Waste Management

Anyone who has been to India from outside will wonder why is it not so clean here. But we have not been always like this. Can you recall the Indian movies of the 80s and 90s consisting of song videos shot betwixt a beauteous backdrop with serene and green meadows? Not very long back, I’m […]

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US Government Censors Climate Research, Again

With Hurricane Harvey sweeping through the south, the United States should be on high alert when it comes to climate change. But in reality, the nation’s political leaders are still trying to hide the problem by repeatedly censoring the words “climate change” and “global warming”. Environmental inaction is nothing new. As early as 2007, President […]

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Pasta, Beaches and Earthquakes: Tremors in Ischia

Monday night, an earthquake on the Italian island Ischia killed at least one, injured dozens. The Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, is in its peak during this tourist season. It is also home to 500,000 locals. On Monday, August 20, 2017, tourists and locals alike were rocked by an earthquake. In […]