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Empowering Sustainable Living: A Guide to Climate-Conscious Events and Daily Actions

In the journey towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly world, the power of community-driven events and individual actions plays a pivotal role. These initiatives serve not only to raise awareness about the pressing issue of global warming but also to empower and inspire individuals to take meaningful steps toward reducing their ecological footprints. This blog post explores the significance of direct action climate events and daily sustainable practices, offering insights into how each of us can contribute to a healthier planet through our collective and individual efforts.

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How climate change might trigger more earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. In some areas, escalating temperatures are increasing the frequency and likelihood of wildfires and drought. In others, they are making downpours and storms more intense or accelerating the pace of glacial melting.
The past month is a stark illustration of exactly this. Parts of Europe and Canada are being devastated by wildfires, while Beijing has recorded its heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years. Looking back further, between 2000 and 2019 the world’s glaciers lost around 267 gigatonnes of ice per year.

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If Earth gets sick, so do you

A hotter world is likely to be a sicker world.
Earth’s growing fever has obvious repercussions for human health, like heatwaves that are hotter than our physiology can tolerate. Humanity’s departure from the stable climate it inherited will yield surprises, too, though. Some of those may be existing diseases appearing in new places or spreading with greater ferocity. And some, experts fear, may be new diseases entirely.

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Remote working: how a surge in digital nomads is pricing out local communities around the world

For eight years I have studied digital nomadism, the millenial trend for working remotely from anywhere around the world. I am often asked if it is driving gentrification.
Before COVID upended the way we work, I would usually tell journalists that the numbers were too small for a definitive answer. Most digital nomads were travelling and working illegally on tourist visas. It was a niche phenomenon.
Three years into the pandemic, however, I am no longer sure…

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‘Back To My Childhood’: Kerala Man Turned a Barren Mining Site Into a Forest With Mud Homestays

Mustafa P A converted a 5.5-acre barren mining site into Greenara Homestay, a green oasis with thousands of trees, man-made ponds, and mud cottages.
In 2016, Mustafa P A embarked on a journey which is not everyone’s cup of tea. He purchased a barren land which was once a mining site to transform it into a green oasis with trees, tropical forests and water bodies…..

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West Africa’s plastic waste could be fuelling the economy instead of polluting the ocean: experts

Plastic pollution is an urgent environmental issue, globally. Every year, about eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans.
Most of the 17 west African countries have a problem managing plastic waste. Eight of them are among the top 20 with the least effective plastic waste management practices – up from five in 2015. This has worsened marine pollution and adversely affected activities in the region. Coastal provinces account for about 56% of west Africa’s GDP and one-third of the population lives there.
In 2018, west African nations launched the West Africa Coastal Area Management Programme to protect and restore the ecological, social and economic assets of coastal areas.

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