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Buddhist literature is used for teaching children about environmental issues in Taiwan. Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images

How Taiwan uses Buddhist literature for environmental education

Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Several sports events have been disrupted by extreme weather events, such as wildfires in 2020. AP Photo/Tony Avelar

Do sports teams’ sustainability efforts matter to fans?

While the sports sector’s environmental impact is not fully understood, it has a social platform and reach to influence a significant number of people worldwide to choose more sustainable behaviors.
Well-meaning individuals often make poor choices when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint. (Shutterstock)

Carbon footprints are hard to understand — here’s what you need to know

Recycling and turning off the lights are good steps towards a more sustainable society, but they are not nearly as important for the climate as reducing meat consumption, air travel and driving.
Volunteers load plastic bags for a weekly food pantry service in Everett, Mass., May 10, 2020. Everett has some of the highest COVID-19 infections rates in the state. Joseph Prezioso /AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics – are they back to stay?

Pandemic precautions have given new life to disposable plastic products, which the industry claims are more 'hygienic' than reusables. But critics say there's no scientific evidence this is so.

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