Current in News

swipe
Cities are becoming too hot for trees

Cities are becoming too hot for trees

According to a new study, climate change is threatening the health and survival of trees grown in urban areas to keep them cool, with more than half of the species already feeling the heat. If you spent your summer in a city, likelihood is you were forced to endure intense, record-breaking heatwaves throughout July. What you may not have been aware of is that, without trees, our efforts to stay...

By London, UK
How is the ongoing crisis in Burundi affecting Gen Z?

How is the ongoing crisis in Burundi affecting Gen Z?

The ongoing political crisis in Burundi is weaking the country’s economy and negatively impacting the lives of young people. Child labour, trafficking, high illiteracy, early pregnancy, and teenage marriage are all major problems in an already unstable climate. Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. The humanitarian and political crisis that continues to unfold has taken a toll on its people and deepened societal struggles. Landlocked in...

By Nairobi, Kenya
Nigeria bans use of foreign models in advertising

Nigeria bans use of foreign models in advertising

Despite a population of 200 million, Nigeria has historically relied on foreign faces in advertising. A new ban on white and non-Nigerian models is a big step in representation, but will it work?  When you think of Nigeria, you don’t tend to imagine white models and actors with British accents. But in a large portion of Nigerian pop culture, foreign faces take centre stage. Cultural assassination in Hollywood has driven the...

By Brighton, UK
Earth nearing multiple ‘irreversible’ climate tipping points

Earth nearing multiple ‘irreversible’ climate tipping points

A major scientific reassessment has uncovered that five critical planetary systems are at risk of breaking beyond repair – even if nations restrain warming to 1.5°C, the lower threshold stipulated by the Paris Agreement. This time last year, a devastating report from the IPCC warned us that the world was well and truly running out of time to act against climate change. Signed off by 234 scientists from more than 60...

By London, UK