June 2020

Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life

After a concerted reintroduction effort two decades ago, the state is now home to the largest population of elk east of the Mississippi. The animals’ home: reclaimed coal mines.

30/06/2020 New York Times

'Ethnicity is authenticity': how America got addicted to racist branding

How do we make advertising and branding less racist? For Jason Chambers, an associate professor of advertising at the University of Illinois, this question has driven his life’s work.

28/06/2020 The Guardian

'My land is now owned by lions': Maasai farmers offer Kenya's wildlife a lifeline

Parsaloi Kupai’s home, situated on the edge of Ol Kinyei conservancy near the Maasai Mara game reserve, is no different from any other Maasai homestead – oval-shaped huts with an almost flat roof and walls plastered with a mixture of water, mud…

24/06/2020 The Guardian

Last of Us Part II: Is this the most accessible game ever?

A hotly-anticipated game release brought tears to some purely because of its options menu.

20/06/2020 BBC

Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments in favour of meat-eating debunked

Whether you are concerned about your health, the environment or animal welfare, scientific evidence is piling up that meat-free diets are best. Millions of people in wealthy nations are already cutting back on animal products.

19/06/2020 The Guardian

GirlTrek Uses Black Women's History To Encourage Walking As A Healing Tradition

As part of a 21-day series of walking meditations to honor black women freedom fighters, GirlTrek founders are tackling issues such as the coronavirus pandemic, voter suppression and police violence.

16/06/2020 NPR

Three people with inherited diseases successfully treated with CRISPR

Two people with beta thalassaemia and one with sickle cell disease no longer need blood transfusions after their blood stem cells were gene edited and put back in their bodies

12/06/2020 NewScientist

A New Weapon Against Climate Change May Float

The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing wind turbines to be pushed into deeper water.

10/06/2020 New York Times

'Food will be a by-product': the Irish farmers creating nature-friendly fields

Michael Davoren shudders when he thinks of the 1990s. He’d been in charge of his 80-hectare farm in the Burren, Co Clare, since the 1970s, and the place was in his blood. The Davorens had worked these hills for 400 years.

06/06/2020 The Guardian

Two-sided solar panels that track the sun produce a third more energy

Double-sided solar panels that track the sun as it moves in the sky would produce 35 per cent more energy and reduce the average cost of electricity by 16 per cent

03/06/2020 NewScientist

Farms of the future: the Paris rooftops at the heart of an urban revolution

The world's largest urban farm is opening in the French capital and will soon produce around 1,000kg of organic produce every day

03/06/2020 Positive News

New Zealand tackles 'period poverty' with free sanitary products for all schoolgirls

Girls in New Zealand high schools will no longer have to pay for sanitary products after the government announced it would foot the bill in an attempt to stamp out widespread period poverty.

03/06/2020 The Guardian

The Swedish Startup Cutting Down on Methane Emissions by Curbing Cow Burps

When people think environmentally damaging emissions, their minds often conjures up images of automobiles and smoke belching factories. However, a much more literal type of belching also has a major impact - the burps of cows.

03/06/2020 Reset.org