A global ceasefire as the pandemic rages: Who will heed the call?

March 30, 2020

As wars and low-intensity conflicts in Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, and many other countries drag on amidst the coronavirus pandemic, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sparked hopes for a global ceasefire. On Monday, March 23, Guterres issued a call for “a global ceasefire in all corners of the world … The fury of the […]

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Beware the planet-killing candies of the Anthropocene

December 13, 2019

In 2019, our collective love of Oreos, KitKats, or any of myriad other products made with palm oil, has resulted in the burning of an area the size of Puerto Rico. Global consumption of palm-oil-based food products has also released in that one-year period as much carbon dioxde pollution as the United Kingdom produced during […]

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Forests are on fire around the world: Indonesia edition

September 23, 2019

The Amazon isn’t the only tropical region up in flames this year. The rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia are also being put to the torch, provoking the ire of environmental activists as well as the governments of neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia, whose citizens are breathing in the smoke. Locally, tens […]

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