Category: Planet Earth

Mother and Son Walking through Desert

The Ejidos of Mexico Fighting for Environmental Justice

Environmental Injustices and issues have left BIPOC communities vulnerable and at-risk worldwide. In Mexico, a small community of indigenous people occupies communal lands called “ejido,” where they have legal rights but not land ownership. Indigenous ejido ancestry predates Spanish colonization in the 1500s, where their land rights stem from Aztec heritage. But, ownership of these …

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Greenland

Greenland’s Fishing Industries Imperiled by Climate Change

Climate change is the long-term change in the weather patterns that have defined Earth’s global climates. Global warming is known as the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system due to human activities. It’s not always categorized as heat and can have a broad range of effects. Regardless of their meanings, neither does the Earth …

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Two hand cupping running water

Water Security – what it is and why is important

Water is something that we use daily therefore it can be overlooked when discussing climate related security issues. The lack of access to fresh water supplies in some countries and the threat of water shortages in others is a security challenge that needs to be discussed. We often forget that water is …

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Ocean of Plastic

Carbon or Climate Neutrality – What It Is and What It Isn’t

You hear about a lot of beauty companies touting climate neutrality as a way to be more sustainable. While it’s wonderful to see companies and brands step up and adopt more sustainable business practices, consumers need to understand what climate neutrality means and what it doesn’t. What does climate neutrality mean? Climate …

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