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Human Rights Observatory
By Rémi Cardinael, Chercheur en Agronomie, Cirad
Armwell Shumba, Chercheur en agronomie, University of Zimbabwe
Vira Leng, Doctoral student, Université de Montpellier
Soil contains three times more carbon than the atmosphere. As climate change has become a global threat, agriculture’s ability to store more or less carbon is under close scrutiny.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
The Americas is the world’s deadliest region for those defending land, territory and the environment. As companies and authorities continue to destroy and pollute the places Indigenous People call home, communities are riddled with health issues, while livelihoods are destroyed and environmentalists are criminalised for speaking out. Three environmental defenders from across the region reveal […] The post How three environmental defenders are fighting fossil fuel injustice and climate change appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Vehicles and motorcyclists amid severe air pollution in Lahore, Pakistan, November 24, 2023. © 2023 K.M. Chaudary/AP Photo Air pollution in Pakistan is having a devastating impact on people’s health. As global leaders meet at the United Nations Climate Conference, COP28, in Dubai, for the first time the formal proceedings have included a day focusing on health. This is an explicit recognition of the urgent need to address the health impact of climate change. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes air pollution as the “single biggest environmental threat to human… (Full Story)
By Alena Moricheva
Russian anthropologist Alexandra Arkhipova and her colleagues have been collecting examples of anti-war street-art — stickers, graffiti, leaflets, and complex installations — for 1.5 years, from 48 Russian cities. (Full Story)
By Tactical Tech
Digital campaigning tactics remain a key topic in 2024 elections around the world. These tools, mainly managed by private companies, are used by political actors to influence election outcomes worldwide. (Full Story)
By Lauren Foley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Western Michigan University
The author of a new book on affirmative action in higher education discusses how colleges might still be able to become more diverse now that affirmative action has been banned.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Danielle Lin Hunter, Postdoctoral Scholar in Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
Caren Cooper, Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
Valerie Ann Johnson, Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities and Professor of Sociology, Shaw University
For a project on identifying lead water pipes in homes, outreach through partner groups produced a more representative set of volunteers.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Cynthia Curl, Associate Professor of Public and Population Health, Boise State University
Carly Hyland, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, University of California, Berkeley
New research provides evidence for the first time that the primary chemical in Roundup is reaching people in nearby homes, and it isn’t just from the food they eat.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Michael Dickson, Professor of Philosophy, University of South Carolina
An intellectually humble person may have strong commitments to various beliefs − but balanced with an openness to the likelihood that others, too, may have valuable insights, ideas and evidence.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Sydney E. Smith, Ph.D. Candidate in Computational Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Electroconvulsive therapy often evokes inaccurate images of seizing bodies and smoking ears. Better understanding of how it reduces depression symptoms can illuminate new ways to treat mental illness.The Conversation (Full Story)
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