Invasive Species

By Elyas Harris, Biodiversity has been modeled and defined by different geographic and climatic circumstances. These circumstances have triggered special adaptations best described by the theory of evolution which in turn gave way to different ecosystems across the world. However, modern technology has made it possible for humans to reach every part of the world, […]

Protecting the High Seas

The High seas are protected by the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This treaty was adopted in 1982 and entered into effect in 1994. Its purpose was to regulate sea bed mining and cable laying. It is in great measure thanks to these intercontinental cables that we can have high speed […]

Good Health and Well-being is also addressing drug abuse

by Elyas Harris In the United States and in many parts of the world the improper use of certain pharmaceuticals has become a growing issue. Since the 1980’s there has been an exponential growth of individuals dying from (legal) drug overdose, mostly opioids and pain medication. It would be easy to just blame this growing […]

Anthropogenic Underwater Noise

by Elyas Harris. Sound waves can travel underwater. Man made sound waves or noise can have a significant impact on the marine mammal life underwater. The noise can disturb the migration patterns of the mammals as well as stheir reproductive patterns and hunting habits. Noise pollution from ships and drilling for natural resources can be […]

The UN HLPF 2018: Reviewing Progress towards Global Sustainable Development

The High-level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies. “The 2030 Agenda is our roadmap and its goals and […]

The Amazon is under threat

By Elyas Harris, The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical forest in the world, a vast and humid area where thousands of species of mammals, fish and insects that in many cases are yet to be identified. Being the largest rainforest in the world it is also subject to the largest deforestation, where football fields […]

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