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The Bhopal Disaster: A Tragedy That Never Ended 

On the night of December 2, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaked between 30 to 40 tons of poisonous gas into the surrounding area. The immediate effects were catastrophic for the community and the environment. In one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, it is estimated that the leak exposed over half a […]

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The Grassroots Movement That’s Reforesting Africa and Empowering Women

Even in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region largely overlooked by global climate change research, a decades-long grassroots movement continues to advance in its reforestation efforts across the continent. The Green Belt Movement is a community-based nonprofit organization that promotes environmental conservation, gender empowerment, and improving livelihoods through the planting of trees. Founded in 1977 by Wangari […]

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The Adverse Effects of Ecotourism as Seen in Yosemite National Park

When the idea to preserve a natural area in Eastern California was first introduced in the summer of 1864, it resulted in just under sixty square miles of land entrusted to the state government, little of which received many visitors. Following its declaration as a national park in 1890, Yosemite’s popularity grew, and it is […]

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The Bitter Truth about Food Waste

Approximately 133 billion pounds of food, valued at $161 billion, is wasted in the United States annually, accounting for up to 40% of the country’s entire food supply. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that this surplus of food calories could feed 154 million people yearly, despite only 35 million Americans being considered food […]