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Red squirrels making a comeback - thanks to pine martens

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- Youth for Sustainability

The grey squirrel is a great example of how introducing a species from another part of the world can have unintended consequences. Originally from America, grey squirrels were released in parklands....

- Sept. 30, 2020
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ARE COWS’ FARTS AND BURPS CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE?

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- Youth for Sustainability

Cows are most probably the friendliest animals of all. They are extremely helpful for us and are a crucial part of the food chain. And as an animal, it is innate to fart and burp. However, it might....

- Sept. 30, 2020
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27,000 TREES ARE CUT EVERYDAY FOR THE GLOBAL PRODUCTION OF TOILET PAPER!

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- Youth for Sustainability

Toilet paper is a genuinely needed product and is used all across the world indiscriminately. In an average household, the average roll of toilet paper lasts approximately five days. Consumers use app....

- Sept. 28, 2020

GLOBAL WARMING GIVING RISE TO A NEW PANDEMIC?

- Sept. 30, 2020

- Youth for Sustainability

In 2020, scientists were analyzing samples collected from the Guliya ice cap, Tibet, and they identified a lot of new viruses.  One of the core samples dated back 520 years, while the other, 15,000 years old, contained sediments locked away. Four of the genera of viruses had already been identified, but 28 had never been seen before.

Mountains bow down to global warmingPictured here: a winter camp belonging to the Nenets people. It is located on the permafrost of the Yamal peninsula, western

Whenthe world warms and the ice melts, scientists warn that we could see the resurgence of ancient pathogens that science actually does not know about. Such viruses, which for hundreds if not thousands of years have laid dormant and locked away in glaciers could "wake up," due to global warming. The loss of sea ice causes marine animals to search for and forage in new environments and eliminate the physical barrier, allowing them to travel through new pathways. As animals move and come into contact with other species, they create advantages for the introduction and transmission of new infectious diseases, with potentially devastating impacts. One such microbe is spore-generating bacteria called anthrax.

Anthraxis not an ancient virus but it is latent for centuries before reactivating and causing epidemics. One such epidemic happened in Salekhard, northeast Russia when a 12-year-old boy died in 2016 and hundreds more were hospitalized with anthrax nicknamed the "Siberian Plague." It is suspected that the epidemic arose from the diseased remains of humans and animals buried in permafrost 75 years ago, later discovered after a heatwave caused the ice to thaw out. Medical experts said climate change as an outbreak factor, pointing to the abnormally warm weather which thawed the permafrost Credit- Could climate change cause ancient viruses to re-emerge?

Pictured: the Perito Moreno glacier, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, in Argentina. The ice fields are the largest expanse of ice in the Southern Hemisphere outside of Antarctica but according to NASA, are melting away at some of the highest rates on the planet.

Youth for Sustainability India Alliance - Launch Event

Alliance Members Representatives
- Kamal Seth
- Dec. 5, 2020

Group of twenty two organisations have committed to take action to solve the 21st century’s biggest and most complex issue - Climate Crisis.<..Read More

Canadian ice caps disappeared, confirming 2017 predictions?!

(Picture taken in 2015)  (Credit: Bruce Raup, NSIDC)  (Picture taken in 2020) (Credit: Bruce Raup, NSIDC)  .
- Youth for Sustainability
- Sept. 30, 2020

Recent images from NASA’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) have proved that this ice cap in St. Patrick..Read More

Oxford dictionary declares "climate emergency" as the word of 2019

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- Youth for Sustainability
- Sept. 30, 2020

Oxford Dictionaries has proclaimed the word of the year for 2019 to be "climate emergency," following a hundredfold rise in use that it says reflect..Read More

INSULIN FOR DIABETES PATIENTS COMES FROM BACTERIA!

HUMAN INSULIN (Credit- PNAS) E.coli bacteria (Credit- UCSF Health)
- Youth for Sustainability
- Sept. 28, 2020

Diabetes in some individuals is due to the destruction of cells in the pancreas that secrete the hormone insulin. It can be treated by injecting insul..Read More

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Indonesia will move its capital city as its current one sinks!

- Sept. 30, 2020

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- Youth for Sustainability

For over 3,000 years, sea levels have been growing at the highest rate, an average of three millimeters per annum.

Thermal expansion – the ocean is warming and hot water spreads – and the melting of glaciers and ice sheets, which increases water flow, are the two main causes of sea level rise.

Antarctica and Greenland contain enough frozen water to r....

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