Why Loss of Biodiversity is Equally Important as Climate Change?

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It’s undeniable how far humans have become. Men (and women) have done a lot of things that are considered impossible. We have sailed the oceans, flew up to the sky, reached the moon, heard someone’s voice from afar, took a photo, saw moving images from a box, sent messages here and there, talked to a loved one and eventually seeing their faces on the screen and most recently, accomplishing several important tasks with a touch of our fingertips.

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What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and How does it Affect Recruitment?

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In a Nutshell

GDPR became enforceable on May 25th of this year. Since this is a regulation, not a directive, GDPR doesn’t require national governments to pass any enabling legislation and is directly binding and applicable. It is said that, in some circumstances, violators may be fined up to 20 million Euros or up to 4% of the annual global turnover of the preceding financial year in case of an enterprise, whichever is greater.

The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law referring to data safety and privacy for all individuals in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of non-public records outside the EU and EEA areas. The primary goal of the GDPR is to give control to individuals over their personal information and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

Replacing the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the regulation consists of provisions and stipulations pertaining to the processing of personal information of individuals (or 1data subjects are defined in the GDPR) within the European Union, and applies to an enterprise established in the EU or—regardless of its location and data subjects’ citizenship—that is processing the 5personal data of people within the EU.

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Precision Agriculture: New Technology Increasing Agricultural Productivity

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Most of the people, especially in the rural areas, depend on agriculture as one of the major sources of livelihood. However, farmers rely on the traditional way of farming based on the indigenous agricultural practices that have been passed on for generations.

Conventional farming is less expensive compared to organic farming. Organic farming uses composts and animal manure which costs a lot to ship. Another advantage of this method is that it produces more yields because it uses a larger area of land to plant and produce more crops and it doesn’t apply crop rotation.

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Food Waste: A Problem That Shouldn’t Exist, but it Does: How Our Way of Life Can Help Deal with It.

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Food (including water) is one of human being’s basic needs. We need to consume food to acquire the necessary nutrients that our bodies need to function well. As you can see, our bodies are like power stations. Power stations are typically fueled by gas and coal because, without it, the power station will not continue running. We can say the same thing with our bodies. Scientifically speaking, food serves as the power that our body needs to continue existing.

That said, it’s unusual to hear and read news about food wastage. I mean, why would people waste something that is vital to our way of living? The fact that poverty and food insecurity is a major global concern, how can people afford to waste food?

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Rethinking How We Can Significantly Reduce Plastic Wastes

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Yesterday, I was watching the News in France. In an almost banal tone, the journalist was explaining that the oceans were asphyxiated by tons of plastic waste floating on the surface. Oceans form vast garbage cans gathered in the middle of the seas.

In 2013, the annual global production of plastic is around 78 million tons. Only 14% are collected for recycling. The other 14% is incinerated and/or used for energy recovery. 40% of it is landfilled and the remaining 32% becomes leakage either on land or on water. A study says that, by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.This conclusion was based on a report by Project MainStream, a joint initiative by the World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and McKinsey & Company.

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World in our Hands: The Role of Human Behavior in Climate Change

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You’re probably aware of the expression, “To see is to believe.”

In antiquity, diverse point of views led to the division of people especially among philosophers, mathematicians, scientists and scholars. Some stood by the belief of a round Earth while some were convinced by the belief of a flat Earth. Doubts still surfaced despite some valid arguments supporting the roundness of the Earth like the curved reflected shadow of the Earth during a lunar eclipse and the varied angles of the shadow when moving from north to south.

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Women and Sustainable Consumption

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Sustainable consumption is the use of resources that minimizes environmental destruction while providing people’s well-being. Women are better compared to men in terms of more sustainable consumption patterns: they produce a smaller carbon footprint. Regardless of economic status, men’s consumer patterns and lifestyles tend to be less sustainable and have a greater pattern of consumption compared to women. Thus, following the carbon footprint of women can have less environmental impact.

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The Top Reasons of Unsustainable Agriculture

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Sustainable agriculture has been defined in the last blog post of Carrhure. This blog will focus on the other side of the coin which is unsustainable agriculture. If sustainable agriculture is defined, then “as a method in agriculture that deals on how to produce food that does not destroy the environment and contributes to a community’s livelihood,” then unsustainable agriculture is the opposite of that.

This blog will resonate the five top reasons of unsustainable agricultural practices and why there is a destruction of the rural environment.

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Sustainable Agriculture—An Overview

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Sustainable agriculture is simply defined as a method in agriculture that deals on how to produce food that does not destroy the environment and contributes to a community’s livelihood. This simple definition encompasses a broader concept that shows agriculture must balance the goals of the environment, community, and production.

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Updates on Poverty Reduction in Africa

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Africa is bombarded with climate change, poverty, and wars. Statistics show that one in every two persons on the continent lives in extreme poverty.

The majority of the world’s population that is in extreme poverty will be found in Africa in 15 years. It is a sad fact that malnutrition kills half of the African children before reaching five years old. Moreover, 240 million people go to bed hungry every night.

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