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Has the virus really levelled all of that or are those problems and non-problems only postponed to be pursued with great ferocity when the virus will back out? Do humans realise that we are the biggest virus to the planet and to our own selves? There is no greater threat to humanity than humans themselves.
So the point in question among the myriad points mentioned above is the plastic pollution caused by protective gear. Before the pandemic began the news was awash with whales and other creatures dying because they had eaten copious amounts of plastic. The oceans and land was getting filled with ever increasing amounts of plastic. And now? How much more is added to that pile of plastic on our planet with the discarded PPE, masks, empty bottles of sanitiser and soap?
And yet, do we still feel that the virus is the threat or should we rethink of who actually is?
Besides this the pandemic has given a new lease of life to wildlife. There have been inspiring photos of wild boars descending in Spain, kangaroos hopping along a once-busy street in Australia, etc. Of course, humans aren’t going to stay cooped up in their houses forever, so the ‘other creature’ days are indeed numbered.
President Donald Trump has made reducing illegal migration one of his signature policy pledges
If you’re visiting a beach resort or a theme park this summer, you’re bound to encounter one of the more than 100,000 young workers who arrive in the US every year on J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) visas. In June, my team and I headed to the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland, where we spoke with
The bright pink installations were set up along the border fence between Sunland Park in New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico.
I recently went to a parents’ meeting at my children’s elementary school in the rural town of Aguacatan, Guatemala, a few hours from the Mexico border. As usual, I was one of the only men there. This disparity has nothing to do with machismo or Latin gender roles; it’s that there just aren’t many men in Aguacatan.
“We need our factories to reopen because we need to run our families,” said a garment worker. “Hunger doesn’t wait,” she added on television. Statements like these will keep worrying us, and always, if we don’t consider ways to deal with the galloping population in the developing world. It is a part of the world where water, food,
Some advice to clear up any confusion you might have over recent events in the land of the red, white and blue: Assume that everyone is armed and dangerous. That includes my furtive neighbours, the grumpy mail carrier, the impatient patrons in the queue at Walmart and the overworked clerks, the road rage guy tailgating me
While the Congress was going through the process of electing a new president, Rahul Gandhi was on a march from Kanyakumari at the southern tip of the subcontinent to Srinagar, capital of Jammu and Kashmir, in the north. Since Mahatma Gandhi, with 78 volunteers, walked 385 kilometres from his ashram in
Two recent road safety violations I witnessed tell me of the drivers’ deliberate ignorance. A father holds his son on his lap in the driver’s seat and ‘controls’ the steering. He smiles and enjoys the ‘drive.’ He often looks outside. His attention may be diverted as he talks to the family sitting next to him and another two in the back seat.