Science & Tech, World
Bees are without a doubt one of the most important species on our planet, and it’s about time we give them a voice and learn what makes them so special, and invaluable.
In a nation that is the first to see the sun go up over the horizon, the significance of Kiribati from the outset is one that is linked to its own geography, straddling the international date line whilst being inaugurally welcomed as the first member of the Gregorian calendar year.
Americas, USA, Human Rights, Politics, Science & Tech
In the modern world people value life in a way that’s never been done before. People are valuing the quality of life in humans and animals alike.
What is a GMO and why is it being labeled? A GMO is a genetically modified organism such as soybeans or corn which are the largest studied and grown crops that are known.
Deforestation is a loss of hectares of land covered in trees in lieu of other uses such as commercial and agricultural developments. This has been widespread in the Philippines and now the government is trying to reverse its effects.
Human Rights, Politics, Science & Tech, World
The danaus plexippus, more commonly known as the monarch butterfly, is starting to decline dramatically in species count.
Europe, Romania, Human Rights, Politics
Imagine you’re a multinational biotech corporation. Let’s say you have a history as a chemical company, and partly as a result of that legacy, one of the things you sell today is an herbicide.
Roșia Montană is a mining village in the Apuseni Mountains, Alba County, Transylvania, Romania. It is located in Rosia Valley, and crossed by the Rosia River. The Roşia River is rich in minerals, especially iron, which gives a reddish color, hence the common name in Romanian and Hungarian. The reddish color of the water is due to excessive mining that lasted for over 2000 years.
Americas, USA, Science & Tech
The world’s oceans are a place of serene beauty, teeming with life in some areas and masked with darkness in others, they manage to seem full and yet empty, beautiful, and yet feral. The oceans generate most of the oxygen we breathe, they help feed us, they regulate our climate, give us new and exciting potential medicines, and cover 71% of the earth in their vastness.
A recent report from the US Geological Survey opens with a sobering statistic about fracking: Nearly 450 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater occurred in the central and eastern United States from 2010-2013. That’s an average of over 100 per year, a radical increase from an average of only 20 per year from 1970-2000.