Monthly Archives: August 2019

Global ban on trading baby elephants

What’s Going On Here? A global ban on the zoo trade of baby elephants has just been approved after a heated debate at a conference in Geneva. Whoop whoop! Great news for baby Elmer. What Does This Mean? From the 17th – 28th August the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) met for their 18th conference in Geneva, with the…

The 4 day week – Good for people and the planet

What’s Going On Here? Experts are reporting that a 4 day week will benefit society, the economy, our health and would massively reduce our carbon footprint (by almost a third). Oh and we’d have another day to chillax… What Does This Mean? The 4 day week campaign aims for a society where health and well-being come first. Taking more time to complete activities that…

Farmers and climate change: what’s the beef?

What’s Going On Here? Farmers are at the forefront of climate change. The industry is one of the most susceptible to changes in our climate (temperature, rainfall, extreme weather etc), but also has the potential to shape our societies resilience in the future (see last week’s curious.earth article). In the week where we learn our beloved cauliflower is in short supply due to the extreme June…

15 of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Best Quotes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a 29-year old American politician and activist. She is a Progressive Democrat and is the youngest Congresswoman ever, after being elected to represent New York 14th District on 6th November 2018. Often referred to as AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the rising star of American politics, leading the line for movements such as the Green…

Crazy, dirty hippies? Why not washing is becoming more mainstream

What’s Going On Here? A growing number of people are going without soap and shampoo and relying on bacteria to prevent themselves from going stinky. What Does This Mean? “Not washing” doesn’t actually mean that you stop rinsing off dirt or washing your hands with soap (unlike this guy 🤦). The phrase refers to those who choose to ditch traditional soaps and shampoos for a more…

Are “Day Zeroes” becoming a thing of the climate crisis?

What’s Going On Here? Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) have warned that extreme water stress could increase the number of “day zeroes”: the day in which a city’s water supplies quite literally run dry. What Does This Mean? The report released by the WRI this week ranked the world’s countries from least to most water-stressed, with 17 countries (that’s nearly 1.8 billion people,…