Golden Opportunities? The Socio-economic Footprint of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

By: Brigitte Simone Gerstmann (Guest Writer) As an international endeavour to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic mercury emissions, the Minamata Convention was signed...
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Is Human Workforce Destroyed by Machines?

Humans have come a long way since the division of labour and specialisation. However, the 4th industrial revolution and digitalisation of homes are knocking...

Can China’s Economic Rise and Sustainable Development Coexist?

By: Jaewon Son (Guest writer) China’s rapid economic development, paired with its increasing energy consumption, has posed one of the country’s largest challenges for achieving...

The Time for Public Transit in American Towns Returns

The discussion surrounding public transportation in the United States has recently resurfaced. It comes in the aftermath of certain transportation agencies receiving necessary funds...

The Next Pandemic: A Question of When, Not If

On February 9th, 2021, from a closely-guarded conference room in Wuhan, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it was ‘extremely unlikely’ that SARS-CoV-2...

Defensive Architecture: Masking Reality and Enforcing Segregation?

The subjective feeling of security has recently been at the center of political debates throughout Europe, with an observed increase in terrorist activities and...

The power of zero: Rethinking the economic system

We want, we deserve, we need a zero waste society In an ever-changing globalized world, environmental problems such as resource depletion, loss of biodiversity and...
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Defying Logic

Algorithms have shaped the contemporary public political discourse in a manner we have only witnessed with the invention of printing. Logically operating systems and...

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