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Storytelling at "Women Who Empower" summit

Storytelling has immense power in connecting and influencing people. It is an art form that has been used since the beginning of language to pass on people’s experiences and stories. It still holds that immense power of attracting people and passing down histories. Thus, an event organised by Northeastern University that celebrated stories. It was called the ‘Women Who Empower’ summit. Guests like entrepreneurs, award-winning...

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Soot or Black Carbon (BC) is the reminiscence of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, and biomass. This emission often tends to contain aerosol which can be extremely harmful to the aquatic environment. BC contributes to the acceleration of sea ice melting in the Arctic. Scientists from all over the world are trying to figure out strategies to change this situation.   Aron Stubbins, a professor of...

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The characteristic feature that distinguishes humans from other creature are their abilities to give a representation of their abstract ideas. And the most viable medium of expression is through Art. Throughout history, Art done for a purpose transcending individualism and exhibiting concern at a broader scale has been the most effective medium of awareness and change. Since humans can always be driven more by emotional...

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climate change

The effects of climate change are being observed everywhere. There are severe heat waves, sea levels are rising, there is an increase in the occurrence of wildfires, and many regions are experiencing extreme weather events. Some years ago, these consequences of global warming were preventable, but now we have to face the reality of global warming and its impacts as our elected leaders and policymakers...

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Nature is the best defence against natural disasters

Natural disasters are not an uncommon phenomenon. We see them every day in one form or another, be it hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or forest fires. Over time, we also have developed many defences against them or to minimise the damage as much as possible. However, what we fail to understand is that nature is self-sufficient in itself. If it can destroy, it also...

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About ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organisations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. Thus, the current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is extremely likely to be the result of human activity since the mid-20th century and proceeding at...

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capitalism

Capitalism and climate change have been topics of discussion capable of both inspiring and overwhelming the masses. After numerous discussions, political meetings, proposals, and planned actions humans still stand at “work under progress”. Climate change can be considered as a sum total of all environmental problems that humans have to deal with in current times. With the early news of ice-free arctic by 2050, the...

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With the progress of science, breeding animals have become even easier. The process has become faster and efficient to breed cows that give milk, bigger pigs, and sheep with thick layers of wool. Katie Lotterhos, an assistant professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University, thought of applying the same method to breed oysters. There has been an increased contribution of oyster hatcheries to breed oysters that are...

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Climate change effects

Ninety-seven percent of climatology scientists have regarded all the human activities of the 21st century to be contributing to dangerous climate change. The rest three percent are obviously on their way for accepting this fact. However, the change is so tremendous and horrific, for example, burning of the Amazon rain forests recently, that climate change is no longer a change but rather a climate crisis...

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