A storm surge from the Atlantic Ocean hits a break wall in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. Reuters
If at all anything, the COVID-19 pandemic has sharply reminded the world of how intimately connected are humans to one another and also nature.
This week, New York rolled out its plastic bag ban and the positive reaction to it was encouraging. As a former climate change negotiator for the Philippines who now lives in New York, and a parent of two who encourages her children to see Mother Nature as their second mom, to these environmentally conscious urbanites I say: let’s ban paper bags too.
The view about pollution and carbon emissions bouncing back in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crises is a different perspective from the images flying around of the planet being the beneficiary of the ongoing crises.
China, South Korea and Japan are uneasy neighbours in the eastern corner of Asia, with each one carrying historical baggage concerning the other. The three countries belong to a category of highly vibrant economies, with unmatched strengths. Of the three, South Korea and Japan belong to the American camp,
Perhaps at no moment in recent American memory has a widespread understanding of civics been more crucial. Yet the portents are ominous. The latest surveys show that fewer than half of American adults can correctly name the three branches of government, and the National Assessment of Educational
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi have developed a national-scale mapping of soil erodibility, a first of its kind in the country, according to an IIT Delhi press release. The process of soil erosion starts when rainfall occurs on the soil or when water flow (runoff) displaces the soil
Sofia Oliveira was 12 years old when catastrophic wildfires in central Portugal killed more than 100 people in 2017. She “felt it was now or never to raise our voices” as her country appeared to be in the grip of deadly human-caused climate change. Now a university student, Sofia and five other Portuguese young