Chinese Air Pollution

Published no picture chloemills

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Member since May 29, 2015
  • 2 Posts

When I first landed in Beijing it was almost 5 p.m. local time, but there seemed to be a fine morning mist covering the ground. My excitement dissipated when I came to the shocking reality that the fog was air pollution. Under the sweltering sun the smog locked in the heat and city smells of fuel and waste. The sun usually a sight to behold setting in late afternoon was an angry chili pepper red. Locals on the street adorned surgical masks to avoid breathing in the air. One of the...

No more violence, please

Published Avatar Helca , Miss

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Member since May 20, 2015
  • 1 Post
  • Age 18

"No more violence, please, no more violence, please..." she whispers. She is still shaking and she can´t barely talk. She doesn´t understand what´s happening around her. Or maybe she does, but everything and everybody is so confused. People are screaming, crying and laying on the ground. She probably doesn´t perceive it anymore. "Hey, Alycia!" her friends quickly run towards her. They notice she is injured and they try to help her to get some help and mostly, calm her down. The...

If I Were The President Of Nigeria; I Would Light It Up!

Published Avatar Winifred Ahupa

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Member since April 10, 2015
  • 7 Posts
  • Age 23

Dear Nkem, Congratulations on your graduation from Columbia University law school. Mother told me you were the salutatorian, I couldn’t have been more proud of you, that is pretty huge. How is Chima, Onyeka, your mom and pops? I miss you dearly; I can’t believe it has been fifteen years we last met. We were only nine years old when your dad got an offer to be a professor of African Studies at the Boston University. You weren’t so thrilled about leaving; you said it was...

Why Ghana and Rich Countries need to think about Climate Refugees

Published no picture Fariya Abubakari , Country Co-ordinator of End Ecocide Ghana

no picture Country Co-ordinator of End Ecocide Ghana
Fariya Abubakari
Member since May 29, 2015
  • 1 Post

True Life Story of a Climate Refugee Memunatu, a 12-year-old primary school graduate hailed from a small industrial town in the northern part of Ghana, where 80% of the people are into agriculture and yet the most erosion prone in the country, occurrence of drought, flood, high temperature, low organic matter content and high level of environmental and land degradation are some of the challenges that the community face. There was a heavy rainfall in that community which led to the displacement...

The 21th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) is no more than six months. As usual, the Head of the Malagasy State as well as a strong delegation of environmental actors and experts from other areas will be invited. A question has already arisen: will the COP21 be another environmental event where the Great Island has just had the largest delegation? Madagascar can make the difference if its government is able to develop a specific action plan on climate change. The Great Island...

Not Just Education

Published no picture Divya Sharma

no picture Divya Sharma
Member since May 29, 2015
  • 1 Post

As we move on in this busy bizarre world…full of hustle-bustle, we find a lot more news coming up about the education sector. Having said that, I would like to tell you that there is coming up a much more new world of education! Gone are those days when after listening to the word “education” a boring picture used to come in our minds ; with a child carrying a bag full of books forcefully……now the time has changed and there is a lot more in education other than just books...

When two major earthquakes hit the Nepal and central Asia on May 12th and April 25th, their destructive and devastating consequences shocked many across the globe. The United Nations and several states around the globe sent humanitarian assistance to Nepal in order to help the affected people. Nonetheless, several survivors are waiting for basic assistance and aid and believe that the stream of aid to reach the survivors. On the other hand, the United Nations has called for more do...

Water Wars

Published Avatar Itumeleng Mphure , Ms

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Itumeleng Mphure
Member since April 10, 2015
  • 7 Posts
  • Age 24

War and conflicts date back to the beginning of time. History has proven that when groups of people with conflicting ideas and interests cannot find a solution to a dispute, war is often the result. Wars can be fought within a group, e.g. civil wars, or between two different groups e.g. one country against another. Wars occur for different reasons such as resources, land or fundamentalist beliefs. The most notable wars in modern history are World War 1, World War 2 and the Cold War...

Bringing Food To the Table – Part 1

Published Avatar David Molina Shvidchenco , Biotechnology student at Costa Rica Institute of Technology

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David Molina Shvidchenco
Member since March 24, 2015
  • 7 Posts
  • Age 19

There are few things that every human being needs to survive. One of those things is food. Feeding one person is easy- however, there are 7 billion more people that require three meals a day. While in modern societies food can be found everywhere, there are plenty of places where going to the supermarket is not an option - not because it is closed, but because there is none. So, how much food it is produced? The short answer is: a lot. Actually, more than that is needed to f...

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