Chilean referendum hailed as a ‘triumph of democracy’

Chilean referendum hailed as a ‘triumph of democracy’

With large swathes of the world currently backsliding into conservative autocracy, Chile just showed us what democracy could look like in 2020. Chile’s president has hailed the result of this weekend’s nation-wide referendum a ‘triumph of democracy’, as Chileans voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing their outdated constitution. ‘This… should...

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How coronavirus has changed US shopping habits

How coronavirus has changed US shopping habits

According to a new study by McKinsey & Company, lockdown has shifted consumer behaviours, with digital marketplaces growing while brand loyalty diminishes. International lockdowns and social distancing have forced most of us to change our day to day behaviours as far as contact with others is concerned. This has had ramifications...

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Pope Francis supports civil unions for same-sex couples

Pope Francis supports civil unions for same-sex couples

It’s the first time a leader of the Catholic Church has properly recognised the legal legitimacy of same sex couples, but it’s not indicative of actual change just yet. Pope Francis has expressed support for same-sex couples in a new documentary called Francesco that recently premiered at the Rome Film...

Melting Alaskan ice could unleash ‘mega-tsunami’ in matter of months

Melting Alaskan ice could unleash ‘mega-tsunami’ in matter of months

Scientists warn that glaciated landscapes should be looked at ‘with the same kind of glasses’ as active volcanoes. A group of concerned scientists penned an open letter to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources this May regarding a potentially catastrophic situation brewing in the Prince William sound area on the Alaskan coast. Analysis of satellite imagery suggests that a large glacier is retreating from a rock escarpment at a rate...

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Microwaving plastic waste is generating clean reusable hydrogen

Microwaving plastic waste is generating clean reusable hydrogen

Chemists have successfully converted plastic waste into a clean reusable source of hydrogen. Could this become a viable way of reversing the damage caused by plastic pollution? A team of chemists at the University of Oxford have developed a potentially revolutionary way of repurposing plastic waste sustainably and quickly using microwaves. Currently, everyday plastic waste takes around 1000 years to degrade naturally, but research leader Professor Edwards’ new method...

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Exclusive report – illegal air pollution in Texas rises 155% in 5 years

Exclusive report – illegal air pollution in Texas rises 155% in 5 years

According to a recent report, unauthorised emissions from industrial facilities in Texas have tripled since 2015 as the EPA continues to roll back protective measures. At the beginning of the week, Thred Media and Global Citizen were given early access to a report sounding the alarm on rising rates of illegal industrial pollution in the state of Texas. According to the study conducted by Environment Texas and Frontier Group,...

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‘Earthshot Prize’ is the largest environmental award ever

‘Earthshot Prize’ is the largest environmental award ever

Prince William and David Attenborough have created the largest ever environmental prize that hopes to encourage new climate change solutions by awarding £50 million worth of grants over the next decade. Prince William has joined forces with famous documentary maker Sir David Attenborough to create a brand new environmental prize. Launched last Thursday, the ‘Earthshot Prize’ will be awarding £1 million to five groups or individuals working on effective climate...

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