Ecology and Environment

Love for Living animals: The Philippine Crocodile is Afraid of People

ENDANGERED SPECIES ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice,…

The Horn of Africa needs urgent help to cope with the worst drought in 40 years

Fifteen million people are currently suffering from water shortages, which are expected to reach 20 million soon. Humanitarian organisations continue to call for increased aid to the region. The drought in the Horn of Africa, the worst in 40 years,…

As the Planet Warms, Let’s Be Clear: We Are Sacrificing Lives for Profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations. By Sonali Kolhatkar The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently dropped a bombshell announcement that should have garnered…

India’s paradox: 47°C in April and burning coal

The country, which was coming off its warmest March in more than a century, has faced the hottest April temperatures on record while 70 per cent of its electricity is generated by the dirtiest source: coal. By Pablo Rivas/El Salto…

Interview with Marcelo Castillo, spokesperson of the Coordinating Committee for the renationalization of Copper and Big Mining in Chile

We interviewed Marcelo Castillo Duvauchelle in his capacity as spokesperson for the Coordinadora por la Renacionalización del Cobre y la Gran Minería, as we were interested to know what he thinks of the deliberations that have taken place regarding the…

Chile: The Constituent Assembly paves the way for a new development model

Last Saturday, May 7, the Constitutional Convention (CC) approved the norms that configure a new type of State in the economic-productive sphere, which opens the way to the construction of a development model that could put an end to neoliberalism.…

The culture of oblivion

The human brain has a mechanism capable of eliminating the memory of pain. Over the years, the most decisive events in the history of humanity take on the sepia tinge of old photographs. They are gradually transformed into legends or,…

Love for Bugs: The Fascinating Story of Insects

ENDANGERED SPECIES/ESSAY “Insects did just about everything first. They were the first to form social societies, farm, and sing — just about anything you can imagine.” ~Karl Kjer “A world without bugs is a world we don’t want to live in.” ~Oliver…

Corals and sea anemones turn sunscreen into toxins – understanding how could help save coral reefs

Sunscreen bottles are frequently labeled as “reef-friendly” and “coral-safe.” These claims generally mean that the lotions replaced oxybenzone – a chemical that can harm corals – with something else. But are these other chemicals really safer for reefs than oxybenzone?…

Adapting to Drought

America’s western metropolises are thriving in the midst of the fiercest drought in over 1,000 years. Not all climate change/global warming news is negative. Positive pushback to global warming is real and happening right under our collective noses. Still, climate…

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