One of UNESCO’s world heritage sites, Pantanal is one of the world’s most diverse biomes, and home to endangered species such as Jaguars and the Brazilian native, Blue Macaw. Sixty percent of the 250,000 km2 Pantanal - an area larger

The Good, the Bad and the Notorious in Covid-19 Times: The Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Why the U.S. Supreme Court Matters Few citizens in most countries follow their highest court on a regular basis, much

The COVID-19 pandemic will intensify the impacts of ongoing conflict and ecological threats in Yemen. Yemen is considered an ecological hotspot, facing high exposure to all three resource depletion indicators measured in the Ecological Threat Register (ETR) – water stress, food

The recent homicide of Daniel Prude in police custody in Rochester, NY, at its core illustrates how the context of social inequality and systemic racism can have fatal consequences when law enforcement interacts with people of color; policing mental illness

Nordic countries are well recognized for combining healthy economic growth with strong social and environmental policies. What's their secret to a green recovery? Since 2000, the Nordic economies grew 28%, while carbon dioxide emissions fell by 18%. Denmark, Finland, Norway and

The new European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, the first woman ever to hold the job in its 63-year history, has set out to change Europe, pushing it into a new direction.  In the few months, she has been in

UN Secretary General António Guterres has stressed the need for investing in and prioritising a green recovery out of the COVID-19 pandemic by drastically cutting pollution or humanity is “doomed.” The Coronavirus crisis has meant that much of the climate change

Black Lives Matter (BLM) has been asking for societal reforms and change since 2013, but this summer was different. A video showing the treatment of George Floyd at the hand’s of the Minneapolis Police pushed people to their limits. This

It has been more than eight months since the novel coronavirus was confirmed in China and more than five months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic. Because of the fallout from the pandemic by the end

The emergence of the Defund the BBC campaign and recent outcry in relation to the Last Night of the Proms are telling of two processes playing out in the U.K. Firstly, that rhetoric pertaining to peoples “right to British nationalism”

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has officially had its first round of organized protests since the “Autumn Uprising” in 2019 brought large parts of commuting London to a standstill. The latest protests kicked off on Tuesday September 1 with nearly two weeks

The continent of Africa is emerging on the international stage as a diverse center of growth, home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and with an increasingly youthful population. As COVID-19 threatens to derail this considerable progress, it’s time

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