A farmer paddles to his fields on an artificial island among canals, part of an ancient Aztec system known as chinampas, in 2021.
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Agricultural sustainability is as much about power and sovereignty as it is about soil, water and crops.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
‘Accentless’ spoken language is the language of the elite, of authority. It’s the version of the language that is used by the people who have traditionally held all the power.
Increasing energy costs pose a challenge for everyone, but the impact is most pronounced for those living in deprived areas.
The end of the global emergency is the time to reflect on the lessons learned during the pandemic and how we can create more just and kind societies going forward.
The pandemic caused untold suffering around the world. It also created a new type of community solidarity rarely seen before. As we enter the post-pandemic era we must maintain that solidarity.
Public-facing automation, like self-service kiosks, reduce the chances we have to interact with other people.
Self-service technologies — like self-checkouts or government service kiosks — are decreasing interactions with other people. This may affect our politics and sense of community.
The Koli community depend on fishing, but fish stocks off Mumbai’s coast have been declining.
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Facing human threats, Mumbai’s Koli community are taking risk reduction into their own hands – other vulnerable coastal settlements should take note.
Is it time to find new language to describe racial disparities in education?
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Two education researchers say one of the most widely used terms in school reform debates should be retired because of its potential to do more harm than good.
Exposure to diverse microbes boosts our immunity, while spending time in nature restores wellbeing. And COVID reminds us of the risks of new viruses when we intrude on and degrade natural habitats.
A vicious cycle of limited opportunity and poor health.
Last May, churches in low income communities across New York offered COVID-19 testing to residents in conjunction with Northwell Health and New York State, where COVID-19 hit residents the hardest.
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How two Canadian teams of economists and epidemiologists studied COVID-19 from a social science perspective to show that higher national income inequality is associated with worse COVID outcomes.
In the 1970s, Britain briefly achieved peak equality.
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Britain’s economic system is built on inequality. Few governments have attempted to rectify this.
Rising household debt in South Korea is crippling many and Squid Game speaks to this very real horror facing many in the country.
A third of American fathers work 50 or more hours a week, compared with less than 10% of Canadian fathers.
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A fatherhood researcher argues that US work policies, income inequality, gender attitudes and health care all make it harder for dads to be highly engaged at home.
Migrants are often incorrectly stereotyped as having no time for nature.
How do migrants to the UK explore and experience its natural environment – and how does it connect them to their roots?
It is easy to think that handwashing is accessible to all today, but COVID-19 calls attention to communities both within Canada and around the globe where clean water is not a given.
Why is socio-economic inequality so threatening to complex societies and how can archaeology inform public policies for mitigating it?
Growing poverty and unemployment have seen shacklands mushroom in post-apartheid South Africa.
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The country still has a way to go in addressing the challenges of social inequity. But there has been some progress in every sphere of government.
Vulnerable Canadians, particularly those who are older LGBTQ+, face challenges finding safe and adequate housing.
Despite greater human rights protections, LGBTQ+ people in Canada still face challenges and discrimination when it comes to housing.
A mural by Amanda Newman in Northcote, Melbourne, depicts Ai Fen, a Wuhan Central Hospital doctor who was reprimanded for raising the alarm about COVID-19 in December 2019.
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The inner suburbs are home to large numbers of workers in jobs vulnerable to the pandemic. If they’re forced to seek cheaper housing in outer suburbs, the urban divide will widen.
A new mapping project shows where different types of disadvantage are most prevalent. The picture is more varied and complex than many people think.
Long before coronavirus hit Australia we were moving less between states and regions. Some worry about economic impacts, but a greater concern is inequality if some people find themselves ‘trapped’.