Urban Heat Islands

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by Elyas Harris Have you heard of urban heat islands? This is a phenomenon where the city is warmer than its rural counterparts. This happens because urban environments, better known as cities, trap heat and pollution. This influx of heat, as well as the issues that come with excess pollution in the air, don’t seem […]

The Future of Agriculture

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by Elyas Harris There are multiple nations whose main exports are agricultural products. Farming is a big source of income and a livelihood for millions of people around the world.  We all rely on agriculture for sustenance, for our food. Unfortunately,  the soil gets used up through prevalent modern farming techniques. These cause the soil, […]

0-emissions Vehicle Tech

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by Elyas Harris. For a sustainable living carbon-neutral mobility is a key component. There have been numerous ways and technologies that aim to achieve this. Mass transit is always the most efficient way of transportation. However, we still have millions of vehicles circulating around the world. Most of these cars burn fossil fuels unfortunately. There […]

Celebrating Women

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This month is a wonderful month. It is the month in which we celebrate all women. As March 8th commemorates gender equality and women, March is considered to be Women’s month. It is during this month that women from all over the world gather at the United Nations for the Commission on the Status of […]

Mangroves, Tigers, and Climate Change

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By Elyas Harris. Given the recent and ongoing celebration of #Wildlifeday on March 3rd, we saw lots of stories on wildlife with a big emphasis on Big Cats. Wildlife is vital for the planet’s health, and its massively under threat by anthropogenic (human) activities and climate change. Beyond our destruction of pristine forests and biodiversity […]

Shaking off the bias

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By Elyas Harris.   Understanding what is happening in our world is of paramount importance if we are to be concerned with progressing towards improving the state of it. We advocate for progress towards a better world in the specific shape of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This entails a world of dignity, peace, […]

Conmemorating Black History Month at the UN

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Guest blog by Papa Dembele: My name is Papa Thiecoro Dembele from Senegal, West Africa and I am currently serving as a Public Information Assistant at the United Nations. As a result of my initiative, the Guided Tours Unit of the UN recently launched a specialized tour for Black History Month. Visitors can see:   The Security Council Chamber; Exhibits […]

Addressing E-waste

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by Elyas Harris. Every year new type of electronics are being sold to the public. Have you ever thought about what happens to the old electronics? Probably not… they usually sit in your drawer and collect dust or they sit in a landfill and leach toxic chemicals into the ground. E-waste has been an emerging […]