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Paris Hilton is lobbying for youth home reform

Paris Hilton is lobbying for youth home reform

The abuse survivor condemned a ‘systemwide lack of transparency and accountability’ in the troubled teen industry and is part of a push to change laws governing congregate care facilities. From boot camps to boarding schools, congregate care facilities are often marketed as treatment for a broad range of adolescent behavioural...

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Unregistered IVF clinics on the rise in Nigeria

Unregistered IVF clinics on the rise in Nigeria

The demand for in-vitro fertilisation is growing, but unregulated clinics handling egg donation is making the process financially exploitative for Nigerian women. In Nigeria, the human egg donation industry is booming. Despite having a high fertility rate, an estimated one in four Nigerian couples depend on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to start...

Exploring the failures of past COP meetings

Exploring the failures of past COP meetings

Global climate summits feel like they hold the key to saving our planet, but they haven’t always been the most successful. When studied retrospectively, a clear set of issues emerge. Despite global leaders openly discussing the dangers of climate change since the 1980s, most have failed to implement solutions to the problem on a large scale. We’ve had four decades of alarming data and scientific warnings – yet no tangible...

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What are the biggest achievements from previous COPs?

What are the biggest achievements from previous COPs?

With COP26 about to begin, it’s worth reminiscing over the biggest and best achievements of the initiative so far. There’s plenty to shout about. I’m sure that you’ve probably heard of COP 26 by now, the latest climate change summit between major world leaders set to take place from the end of October into November. It’s a long running event that usually takes place annually – though we’ve had...

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How Slovenia is assuming the lead on environmental action in Europe

How Slovenia is assuming the lead on environmental action in Europe

Ljubljana, the country’s capital city, has been car-free for well over a decade. Given the initiative’s success, will it be long before other nations follow suit? With COP 26 just days away, heads of state, diplomats, and activists are gearing up to discuss how we’re going to prevent the average global temperature from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. During this crucial moment for efforts to address the threats of climate...

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Sponsors raise doubts about the success of COP26

Sponsors raise doubts about the success of COP26

Million-pound corporate sponsors of the world’s most important climate summit have complained that the event has been grossly ‘mismanaged’ with plans coming together at the ‘very last minute’. With COP26 kicking off in Glasgow in less than two weeks, concerns are mounting over whether or not the event will be able to run smoothly. Major sponsors of the climate summit such as NatWest, Microsoft, and Unilever have made serious complaints regarding...

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