Articles (Sustainability)

Marine Heat Waves
(Environment and Climate Change)

Marine heat waves are defined as a duration when the water surface temperature is 90% warmer than prior sea surface temperatures; this may last from days to months.

Growing Furniture
(Science Everywhere)

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, have proposed growing furniture in vitro. They succeeded in cultivating plant tissues extracted from the fast growing zinnia plant.


The Challenge of Climate Change
(Environment and Climate Change)

I have opted to write about the Challenge of Climate Change because, currently, it is the most pressing global environmental problem. Climate change is a natural problem; however, over the past few decades, a human induced accelerated change has been taking place.


The Working Duck: Integrated Rice-Duck Agriculture
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Some farmers are shying away from their overreliance on chemicals in farming and instead turning to old farming methods; one being integrated rice-duck farming.


Occupational Diseases
(Science Everywhere)

Most of us spend at least one‐third of our day at work. We get carried away with the several tasks we have to accomplish before the end of the day, then suddenly feel physically exhausted or even pained.


The Sustainable Fashion Industry
(Environment and Climate Change)

The global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world; this has led several designers and fashion houses to join the "sustainable fashion" or "environmentally-friendly fashion" trend.


Ageing in the Age of Inequality
(Science Policy and Ethics)

If you ask me about my greatest fear, I would answer “Growing old”! I fear ageism and the unfairness associated to it in every single domain of life.

Food Waste and World Hunger
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

Have you ever thought that the food waste you dispose of after each meal could be someone’s most precious wish in a different side of the world? 

Technology and Internet Access for All
(Science Policy and Ethics)

Technology has witnessed huge leaps in the past decade andhas helped make our lives easier and more comfortable; this is the case for developed countries, but not for the developing or least developed ones.


A Message from Mother Nature
(Environment and Climate Change)

Perhaps it is hard to fathom the scale of world countries' situation in response to the lockdown, until you see photos of places used to be the most crowded destinations.


The Martian's Food
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

In The Martian, an astronaut whose colleagues think is dead, is abandoned on Mars, where he has to survive on very limited resources.


Extracting Fuel from Air
(Energy and Water)

“Necessity is the mother of invention” is a popular  proverb that we realize is true when crises occur or when we go through difficulties in our lives.


Sustainable Development and Youth in Developing Countries: How to Start?
(Science Policy and Ethics)

Youth have to picture the world as a system that connects space and time; a requirement in all definitions of sustainable development.

Famine throughout History
(Human Civilization)

Whether it happens because of poverty, conflict, or demographic problems, famine has always been one of the worst disasters to affect human life. 

The Most Famous Human Rights Charts
(Human Civilization)

Circulating the term “Human Rights”, even though not directly used, has begun long ago. 

A Sustainable Loop: From Linear to Circular Economy
(Science Everywhere)

Elements of a plausible solution have been around for decades, they have been compiled into the conceptual framework of circular economy.

Do Our Bodies Contain Plastics?
(Fact and Myth)

This question might sound weired; how would our bodies contain plastic while we definitely do not consume it?

The Right Food for the Right Time
(Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition)

It is necessary that all people of different ages know how to eat and what are the essential nutrients to be consumed according to their life stage.

UNDP Energy Project in Zimbabwe
(Energy and Water)

How could solar energy offer better and affordable health services to the residents of remote and rural areas?

Illegal Wildlife Trade
(Science Policy and Ethics)

Mankind has always been fascinated with what is deemed exotic and rare. 


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