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Were Just Stop Oil’s protesting tactics effective?

Were Just Stop Oil’s protesting tactics effective?

In 2022, Just Stop Oil made headlines after two of its members threw soup over a Van Gogh painting. In the following weeks, the internet was divided over the activists’ radical means of drawing attention to the climate crisis, some calling it ‘alienating,’ others ‘justified.’  In 2022, controversy sparked when two young activists threw tomato soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London. ‘What is worth more, art,...

By London, UK
Our avocado obsession is fuelling organised crime

Our avocado obsession is fuelling organised crime

While it’s well-known that global consumption of the fruit is wreaking havoc on the planet, many are blind to how it’s affecting those working tirelessly to meet ever-increasing demand. As with other foods that have become trendy or widely used, intensive production bears a heavy human impact. These days, it’s pretty rare to come across somebody who isn’t a raging fan of avocados. Thanks to the popularity of cruelty-free diets –...

By London, UK
Explaining India Inc’s fear of Modi’s iron fist

Explaining India Inc’s fear of Modi’s iron fist

The country’s corporate stalwarts are walking on eggshells as the Prime Minister’s government continues to intimidate and scrutinise those voicing dissent or critiquing its policies. Vocal corporate leaders who have expressed concerns about economic issues in India or criticised the government’s actions are facing backlash ranging from regulatory crackdowns to veiled threats. This pattern is fostering an atmosphere of self-censorship within the country’s business community, which is increasingly walking...

By Bhubaneswar, India
Viruses frozen in Arctic ice could be slowing melting processes

Viruses frozen in Arctic ice could be slowing melting processes

The idea of ‘supersize’ viruses stored inside Arctic glaciers may sound like the beginning of an apocalyptic novel, but scientists have found that giant viruses are playing a key role in slowing the ice’s melting process caused by climate change. You’ve likely heard that viruses have been frozen inside Arctic ice for millions of years. It’s speculated that they could become a threat to the planet’s the human population as...

By London, UK