Any of us who have moved to a new home lived through an adaptation phase. And every change has an element of disorder, although the change is planned, desired and announced. However, in most cases, the discomfort lasts longer than expected, and the adaptation ends up not being concluded because simply some details or, the most critical factors for our quality of life and … [Read more...] about This is not my home: beyond a family’s physical resettlement
Right now, somewhere in the world, a person is struggling with the decision to leave their home in search for safety and a better life. Right now, a family in a refugee camp is having trouble adapting to their new normal. Right now, someone is desperate because they have just been denied the asylum they were seeking. The world is witnessing the highest levels of … [Read more...] about Are we prepared to deal with another refugee crisis?
Mercury exists in several forms and is a naturally occurring element found in air, water and soil. Mercury in the air eventually settles into either water or soil. Once deposited, certain microorganisms can change Mercury into methylmercury, a highly toxic substance that builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish. Mercury exposure at high levels can damage the … [Read more...] about How much are health and the environment worth?
It’s 4 a.m. and I’m sitting in the front seat of a Toyota Hiace passenger van, leaving Guyana’s capital of Georgetown for Lethem, a town on the Brazilian border. My ride may look like just another passenger van, of the sorts used for public transport throughout Asia and Latin America but, the off-road tires, lifted-up suspension, and extra parts in a rooftop basket are all a … [Read more...] about A road through the kingdom of the jaguar
I think many of us question how we can be more mindful of energy use in our day to day lives, and these fun and sustainable gadgets give you the opportunity to test out a few ways on World Environment Day. [dropcap type="circle" color="#fc4f00" background="#ffffff"]1[/dropcap] For those of you who are coffee addicts, this coffee mug charger can provide you with hours of texting … [Read more...] about 5 innovative sustainable energy gadgets to celebrate World Environment Day