Environment

‘STEVE’: the mysterious lights in the sky

South of the northern lights, there lies another aurora-like phenomenon: STEVE (or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, formally). It’s distinguished by a large, purple stream of plasma. One of the many unique things about STEVE is its accompanied ‘picket fence’. Vertical green stripes line the purple ribbon, and these have some mystery surrounding them. Due […]

Environment

Eco Ableism, Classism and Straws

Eco-ableism is simply a form of ableism, or discrimination in favour of able-bodied people. Like racism, ableism marginalises a group of people and creates a second class citizenry. Biodegradable products are typically less accessible, more expensive, and rarely offer a genuine replacement for their plastic predecessor. Recent environmental campaigns have focused on the use of plastic […]

Environment

Where Will All The Birds Go?

By Michael Chantiri Amidst all the bedlam and chaos of this pandemic, a lot of people are rightfully fearful of the future. What to do seems to be the question of the hour, it’s enough to drive anyone a little crazy. However, what no one is asking about is the birds. Since no one is […]