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Why sustainably sourced palm oil matters for the world

Why sustainably sourced palm oil matters for the world

Animal Rights, Breaking News, Climate, Environment, Explainer, International, Worldnews
https://youtu.be/r3J3_v5E5m0 Palm oil is found in 50% of all supermarket products, from food to cleaning items to cosmetics. This includes things like bread, chips, chocolate, dish soap, floor cleaners, lipstick and even ice cream. Though affordable and versatile, this shelf stable crop oil is not stable nor sustainable for the environment, including humans and animals. The environmental cost for harvesting crop oil includes deforestation, displacement and degradation of local wildlife populations and even allegations of sexual abuse and forced labour on plantations. Some countries have responded by placing bans on palm oil, but is that the right solution or is there something else that needs to be done?

“The Great Reset” Explained

Business, Climate, economy, Environment, Uncategorized, Worldnews
What is the "Reset" all about? The world economy has suffered extreme blows by the pandemic, a proposed plan to reset may change everything. But is it for the best?  “You will have nothing, and you’ll be happy.” This quote has been thrown around as if it is at the core of the World Economic Forum’s pitch for “The Great Reset”. Is that really what is at the core of the reset? Will we hit a button that evens everyone out so we all start from zero?  Not exactly.  “The Great Reset” is actually reseting the way we think about things. Capitalism seems like the enemy to many, but with the proposed shift, capitalism may be able to benefit the people it has ousted in the past.  This reset would aim to fix the many problems facing us as a society today: econo
Are electric cars worth the price? Pros and cons of plug-in vehicles

Are electric cars worth the price? Pros and cons of plug-in vehicles

Climate, economy, ed-tech, Environment, Explainer, Explainers, Law, Uncategorized
Electric cars are becoming more common than ever in British roads, and they are also becoming a much more realistic alternative to gas fueled options. Everyone is talking about it, but a lot of people is still reluctant. The major reason? The price to pay upfront. Courtesy of Tesla, 2021 When talking about purely electric vehicles the first name that comes to our mind is Tesla. The company run by Elon Musk is considered to be the pioneer of this range, with four cars in the market and two on the way, promising a budget vehicle that could cost just 25’000$ in the next three years. With the improvements of battery lives, lower prices and the expansion of the charging network, 2021 becomes the best year to switch to an EV. It is essential to recognize that electric vehicles are
Heaviest storm in Icelandic history

Heaviest storm in Icelandic history

Breaking News, Climate, Environment, Natural Disaster, News, Science, Travel, Worldnews
A bombogenisis (fast evolving) cyclone hit Iceland last night, causing damage throughout the country and cutting off the island. Up to 118 mph was the predicted wind speed by forecasts along with heavy snowfall. The air pressure dropped from 1005 hPa to 980 in only 19 hours before the storm hit the country. The weather alert was set to yellow, orange and even red. It was the first time in Icelandic history that a weather warning of the highest level was released since the new weather alert system had been introduced several years ago. The red alert affected the region of the Westfjords, a very exposed area in the northwest of Iceland, where the storm was suspected to be the worst. People in the whole country were advised to stay home. Forecasters especially recommended to avoi...
‘The Air We Grieve’: Extinction Rebellion block a central London road to demand Action on deadly levels of air pollution in London

‘The Air We Grieve’: Extinction Rebellion block a central London road to demand Action on deadly levels of air pollution in London

Breaking News, Climate, Environment, Extinction Rebellion
  Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square Station to demand the next government tackles “deadly levels of air pollution” in the capital. The demonstration, called 'The Air We Grieve', involved 25 breeze blocks glued to the road to symbolize the number of Londoners who died each day as a result of air pollution. ‘Three Demands Bill’ Extinction Rebellion is asking all candidates to support the 'Three Demands Bill' and act now to protect our families, communities and the environment. The 'Three Demands Bill’ calls for the following: 1.Tell the truth: declare a climate and ecological emergency and communicate the urgency for change, including working with media and other institutions 2.Act now: halt biodiversity loss and
Police arrested 7 protesters who blocked central London road to demand action on air pollution

Police arrested 7 protesters who blocked central London road to demand action on air pollution

Breaking News, Climate, Extinction Rebellion, ReportingWeek2
Extinction Rebellion protesters glued 25 breeze barricades to the road to symbolize 25 Londoners who are killed each day by air pollution, while 6 of them glued their hands to concrete blocks. Extinction Rebellion activists staged a demonstration called “The Air We Grieve” in London this morning. They blocked Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square Station. This road was chosen because of its "high levels of air pollution.” A small truck used as a roadblock was engraved with the slogan: "Air Pollution Kills 25 Londoners Each Day”. According to Extinction Rebellion, 2 million people in London live in illegal air pollution, including 400,000 children. And toxic air kills 28,000 to 36,000 people every year across the UK. This protest, which is part of the Election Rebellion, ai
Christmas jumpers are fuelling environmental crisis, survey reveals

Christmas jumpers are fuelling environmental crisis, survey reveals

Breaking News, Christmas, Climate, Environment, Fashion, News
As Christmas is rapidly approaching, shoppers are being urged to reconsider buying their annual festive jumper as new survey reveals 12 million jumpers are expected to be bought this Christmas, fuelling micro-plastic crisis. The Christmas jumper is set to become one of the most infamous examples of fast fashion as it is now revealed to be hugely damaging to the environment and adding to the plastic pollution crisis. Growing public interest in eco-shopping and sustainability alongside concerns over fast fashion has raised alarm over the problematic popularity of Christmas jumpers, as new report finds a third of young adults in the UK buy a new festive sweater every year. The survey was published on the 6 December 2019 by the environmental charity, Hubbub, who sample tested 108 Christ...
“Air Pollution Kills 25 Londoners Each Day”: Extinction Rebellion block central London road to demand action

“Air Pollution Kills 25 Londoners Each Day”: Extinction Rebellion block central London road to demand action

Breaking News, Climate, Environment, Extinction Rebellion
Air pollution Extinction Rebellion protesters have glued themselves to concrete blocks on Cranbourne Street outside Leicester Square tube station to demand action from the next government this morning. A sign on a van from this protest blocking the way reads "Air Pollution Kills 25 Londoners Each Day", according to Kings College London. (twitter:tamararose93) Protesters wearing gas masks and high-visibility suits lying down the street from 6.45am and holding 25 breeze blocks to symbolize those who lose their lives each day in the demonstration of #TheAirWeGrieve. Activists from the group said Cranbourne Street has been chosen for its dangerously high levels of air pollution. The data shows 2 million people are living with illegal air pollution in London today, including 400,000
13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

13 reasons why Portugal is a better destination than the UK

Art, Blogs, Climate, Culture, economy, Entertainment, Environment, Food, Instagram, International, LifeStyle, News, Opinion, Retro, Student, Travel, trends, Uncategorized, urban, youth
Everyone seems to be travelling to Portugal these days. Indeed, this year the country reported gleefully on another record year for overseas arrivals. Just over 12.7 million foreigners visited the country in 2017 – up 12 per cent year-on-year. Here's why it is proving so popular. Portugal has been recognized by many newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, The New York Times, El País, CNN, World Travel Awards, the Best Of Wine Tourism, Great Wine Capitals, Catavinum and many more. These awards recognize the country’s tourism excellence. 1.Lisbon’s charm Lisbon's century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars that still lurch and rumble their way through the city are unique. Wandering from Baixa district to Graça you'll see a very traditional side

Panic attack: a practical guide for getting through and understand it

Experience, Health, Medical, NHS, Science, Uncategorized
A recent psychiatric investigation made by Giovanni Mansueto and Fiammetta Consci revealed interesting information about panic disorder. But what is it? Is the same as a panic attack? Carol, 25 from London, told Westminster World about her experiences, but she preferred to not show her face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfV5FZ0HmIE&t=2s