From genocide to military dictatorship: what is happening in Myanmar?

Myanmar, or Burma as many people might remember it, is a country that has been growing through many changes since the 20th century. Not only the name has changed, but

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How smart cities are revolutionizing how we tackle heat

A cooler look at Singapore Heatwaves are becoming an ever-increasing threat to humankind. A new study shows that by 2100, heatwaves may threaten as many as three in four people,

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Bananas and their Political Influence: The Dark History of Chiquita

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits worldwide: they are tasty and have many health benefits. While you can find bananas from different brands in most supermarkets, the one

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Cutting Ties – Uyghur Forced Labour and the Fashion Industry

Although still hardly receiving the attention it deserves, the situation of the Uyghur minority in China is no longer a secret. As discussed in Julia’s article on the cultural genocide

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Wind of change or bureaucratic desolation? The future of wind energy in Europe

When asked to name a piece of good news from 2020, most of us would probably struggle to find the positive amidst the death, danger and desperation. One thing that

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Nut Zoom: Cashews

Every so often, one gets engaged in a nutfull discussion on which nut variety one is most likely to pick from one of those student-loved nut mix packages to be

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New Life on… the International Space Station?!

Life finds a way! Learn more about how scientists are discovering new bacteria and fungi off of Earth

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Nature is being given legal personhood

In a first for Canada, the Minganie municipality, the Innu council of Ekuanitshit, and several environmental groups have set a legal precedent by granting legal personhood to the Magpie River

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Uganda’s opposition leader arrested during protests

Uganda seems on edge after Bobi Wine was again arrested and intimidated along with his party partners. After losing his election for Presidency against the current incumbent President Yoweri Museneni, Bobi Wine has faced particular challenges including house arrest, harassment, and persecution from the established regime. Find out more on our Checks & Balances site.

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Cultural Genocide on Uighurs in China

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey Garvey’s quote illustrates the importance of culture preservation of

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