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Debate of the Week: Have we missed our chance to stop global warming?

IN THE NEWS: A new report has warned that the world is on track to hit a 1.5C temperature increase by 2027. Wildfires spread across Canada. Floods deluge Italy. Droughts cause havoc in France and Spain. And it all takes place in the same week. This may be only the start. Extreme weather events are […]

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“Historic” deal to restore the Colorado River Delta in United States.

Arizona, California and Nevada have agreed to take less water from the drought-strained Colorado River, a breakthrough agreement that, for now, keeps the river from falling so low that it would jeopardize water supplies for major Western cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles as well as for some of America’s most productive farmland. The agreement, […]

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Capitalism Redefined: Patagonia Founder gives away the company to fight climate change

A half century after founding the outdoor apparel maker Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, the eccentric rock climber who became a reluctant billionaire with his unconventional spin on capitalism, has given the company away. Rather than selling the company or taking it public, Mr. Chouinard, his wife and two adult children have transferred their ownership of Patagonia, […]

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Debate of the Week: Is it right to turn bugs into food?

Companies aiming to sell them as snacks are rapidly expanding, and claim they could end global food shortages while protecting the environment. Imagine it’s the year 2031. Ella could not believe her luck. She was celebrating her birthday at 2031’s Restaurant of the Year. There was carpaccio of caterpillar, bluebottle paté, woodlouse tempura. What should […]

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Droughts cause problems around the world

This summer has brought extreme heat and droughts to places around the world. The droughts are leading to serious problems, including shortages of food and energy, problems with transportation, and price increases. The effects of the droughts are likely to be felt for years. From Africa to Europe to the US to China, record temperatures […]

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This fashion label turns refugee life jackets into statement clothing.

For fashion label founder and former refugee Mohamed Malim, the discarded jackets are symbols of perseverance. Mohamed Malim, a former Somali refugee who went to the US when he was three, wants his fashion label to start conversations.  His Minnesota-based startup Epimonia takes life jackets from the Greek island of Lesbos that were worn by […]

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In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, people were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, […]

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Climate Woes

While the Gulf Coast and the Northeast of the United States struggle with flooding and power outages, it’s easy to forget that wildfires are still raging in the West. It’s a taste of a future when simultaneous disasters grow more common, according to the latest global report on climate science. Hurricanes, wildfires and torrential rain […]

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Know more about World Rivers Day

World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of the month of September. The day is dedicated to rivers and waterways around the world and is celebrated to spread awareness on the same. The day was first celebrated in 2005. Let’s find out more about this day and dedication related to it.  […]

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A Nobel for Thunberg? Why not!

Even as the world was appalled by the news of the Nobel Peace Prize nomination for the US president Donald Trump, there’s a sliver of hope. Environmentalist Greta Thunberg is in the race to get the Nobel Peace Prize, and if the present scenario is of any relevance, she may actually get it.  The winner […]