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This story by Olivia Boyd originally appeared on Huffington Post and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration committed to strengthening coverage of the climate story.       In college, Eben Bayer grew mushrooms under his dorm room bed. The mechanical engineering student, who had grown up on a farm in the US state of Vermont, was convinced the fungus was one of nature’s most effective “technologies” and...

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As I saw it, school was to be a series of (sometimes slippery) stepping stones into the entrance hall of adulthood. It seemed pretty straightforward to me; you would attend for 13 grueling years and graduating would mark the finish line, somehow bringing meaning to everything from petty playground drama to sleepless nights spent brainstorming ways to get out of PE.  I imagined myself, clad in cap and gown, ready to embark on new adventures...

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With thousands of teeagers not returning to school or university, parents are being urged to have reassuring conversations with their “quaranteenager” to support their mental wellbeing.  The restrictions imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19 have felt especially tough for many teenagers. They have been deprived of their friends, they feel unsure about their exams and worried about job prospects in a post-pandemic economy. Without the normal routine and structure of school and college, teenagers...

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There’s no polite way to say this: residents of the UAE are a bunch of wasters. The country is sitting on an ever-growing mound of trash.  The UAE imports a whopping 80 to 90 percent of its food – and then throws away as much as a third of it, unused. The country ranks highly in plastic usage, using most of it just once.  The environment is in peril and so are we if we...

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After months of praying at home, the country’s residents are once more able to join their fellow worshippers in mosques, churches and temples as of July 1. Capacity will be limited to 30 percent, with three meters of space between each person.  Ablutions before praying should be performed at home, while face masks must be worn inside the mosque and worshippers should bring their own copy of the Quran and their own prayer mat, which...

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The majority of us have experienced tremendous changes to our lives due the spread of Covid-19 all over the world. We have been forced to lock ourselves in at home and to manage our lives with limited access to the outside world. After three months of this, the UAE is reducing restrictions on movement. But now many people are feeling anxious and distressed at the idea of going back to work and resuming their pre-Covid...