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Snapshot: Mount Sinabung’s eruptions engulf local villages

Mount Sinabung, located on North Sumatra erupted again on 13 August 2020, making it the 8th time it has erupted according to Gulf News. The volcano, which had been dormant for 400 years, has been active since an eruption in 2010. The eruption released a large plume of dust and ash over 3 miles into …

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Snapshot: China’s air pollution halved during lockdown.

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NASA’S analysis saw a drastic reduction in nitrogen dioxide as a result of burning less fossil fuels due to a strict lockdown of the epicentre of the pandemic. China is known to be the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses, causing China’s use of fossil fuels to be central in tracking climate change.  With such …

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Snapshot: Discrediting Witness Testimony – The Mandela Effect

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Those of us familiar with Episode V of the Star Wars saga may recall the iconic quote by Darth Vader as “Luke, I am your father.” However, the actual quote is, “No, I am your father.” This inaccurate recollection of events by a group of people is known as the Mandela Effect.   The term was originally …

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Snapshot: Brexit: Is farming going to be another victim?

From 2021, Farmers will no longer benefit from the Common Agricultural Policy which funds UK agriculture at £3.5 billion annually. The Agriculture Bill provides the legislative framework for the replacement agricultural support schemes. The Government have described it as ‘landmark legislation to boost productivity and reward environmental improvements for decades to come.’ An amendment tabled …

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Snapshot: Have you not heard? Renting clothes is so in

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High-end department store Selfridges has recently introduced clothing rental in order address environmental and ethical concerns rife in the fashion industry. The store has established a 5-year sustainability plan to adapt to new ways of living and to hopefully change consumer mindset of owning single-use clothes which inevitably end up in landfills. The reduction in …

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Hijabis Fight Back: Headscarf ruling sparks protests in Belgium

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The Constitutional Court of Belgium has mandated a ruling that allows a ban on religious symbols in higher education. Francisco Ferrer Brussels University college enacted a ban on headscarves, causing a group of Muslim women to file a claim against the university, which was subsequently sent to The Constitutional Court of Belgium for a ruling. …

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Japan’s Prime Minister resigns as country craters on the brink

A pandemic, delayed Olympics and a stagnant economy are all challenges that will have to be met. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, is set to step down from the post he has held for over 8 years due to recurring health troubles. The move will be formalised as soon as his party has chosen a …

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