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Conversation with Dr. Vivien Cumming

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Srija Mukhopadhyay Dr. Vivien Cumming is an Earth Scientist with an award-winning PhD and postdoctoral research at Durham University in the UK, Harvard University in the USA and McGill University in Canada. She is also a photographer, filmmaker and explorer whose work took her to 6 continents and some of the most naturally diverse locations […]

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Earth Day Interview with Daniel Webb

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Daniel Webb is the founder of Everyday Plastic. In 2016, Webb moved to Margate in Kent. He was shocked by the densely polluted coastline in this idyllic seaside town in England. What shocked him further was the lack of recycling facilities at his new home. With this in mind, Webb set out to collect all […]

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Re-evaluating Earth Day

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Earth Day sprung into being at a time when not many government officials were focused on protecting the environment. Fifty years down the line, it’s succeeded in mobilising and uniting colossal groups of people to act today for a cleaner, greener tomorrow.This article examines Earth Day’s accomplishments to date,as well as the future of the […]

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Hey, you- You’re a statistical wonder.

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A very average dead rock, by planetary standards. Then, about a billion years later, something quite miraculous happened- the first glimpses of life were seen, and they came from what seemed to be nothing. Since abiogenesis, Earth, and life on it, have been through a lot- from single celled creatures to underwater plants to animals […]

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Can Technology Stop The Effects of Climate Change?

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  Introduction: Climate change has been a growing concern of many individuals around the globe. The following technologies could serve as potential solutions to the world’s increasing temperatures.   Biorock:  From bracelets to earrings one of the most diverse sea habitats lies at the heart of your very own brooch. Although this sea mineral is commonly […]

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The Role of Generation Z in the Climate Change Movement

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Despite the theme for the 50th Earth Day being climate action, the last few years has seen mostly inaction and indecisiveness. Agreements have been signed, but then abandoned.  However, in recent years, there has been an important exception — teenagers. Many of them are sounding the alarm for urgent and immediate action, and inspiring thousands […]

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Geoengineering: Worthwhile or Futile?

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Abstract  The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. This may bring into mind environmental policy and implementation of sustainable practices such as the usage of renewable energy or water conservation in order to reduce the adverse effects of climate change. Geoengineering may also provide a solution. In this article, the two main branches […]

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COVID-19 and Climate Change

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  COVID-19 and Climate Change: Can the Lockdown Lifestyle Help the Environment? With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, declared on March 11, 2020, several nations around the globe have encouraged citizens to stay at home and practice social distancing. During the lockdown period, studies and satellite images have shown that carbon emissions have dropped […]

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50 Years of Earth Day

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Introduction 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day strike. It is the world’s largest secular event, and over 1 billion people are thought to have participated in the event in 2019.[1] Here at YSJ, we will be marking the occasion through interviews with climate scientists and activists, as well as a series […]