Disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence or ride-sharing apps, are already affecting people in significant ways. There are increasing concerns about data collection, surveillance, behavior management and the shake-up of local economies as automation takes over. The question arises of

Mangrove trees lining tropical coasts are undervalued yet mangrove protection should be part of the plan to save the planet and protect biodiversity. Mangroves are trees that grow miraculously on seawater, fringing some of the tropical shores of our planet. They shelter

In the social madness of the last few days, there is no shortage of people who ironize about Greta Thunberg, who nevertheless carried on her global strike for the climate online. Someone less informed might ask what happened to the

The Discovery If you have ever wondered if we receive messages from space, this recent discovery might be of interest to you. In June 2019, Astrophysicists have discovered fast radio bursts (FRBs) emitting from a distant galaxy that seem to operate

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for a new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the Hubei Province of China in January 2020. WHO has said that the virus is really likely to spread to

A Global Concern Bone fractures and joint pains due to low bone mass and osteoporosis are shockingly common issues worldwide. For those that may not know, osteoporosis is a disease that affects the structural integrity of bones due to becoming porous

There is concern that massive job losses will occur in the mining sector because of automation. Some aspects of the new technologies, though, can act to offset the negative labour impacts with positive social and environmental impacts. Two years ago, I

As a result of their central position in lake food webs, zooplankton can strongly affect water quality, algal densities, fish production, and nutrient and contaminant cycling. Whenever I speak to the public as a researcher on water quality, I often hear

Lunar New Year lanterns lit up the eerily empty streets in Wuhan, China as the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak escalated and swept through at least 36 countries and territories. In the wake of the pandemic, Chinese authorities took emergency steps to limit

We are now in a climate emergency and 2020 will be a critical year in the fight for the survival of the planet. The battleground is triple: climate change, biodiversity, and the ocean. What happens in one affects the other

Corporations can be directed towards a more sustainable planet — but we need to be bold. Climate Change is unraveling before our eyes. Unprecedented heat, flooding, melting, and drought are just the tip of the iceberg, and yet our species can’t

The arctic ice is melting, a climate change issue that portends massive geopolitical changes. There is an ongoing “scramble for the Arctic” just like there was a “scramble for Africa” in the 19th century.  Both driven by the same lust for

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