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Still kissing through the phone
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Still kissing through the phone

A phone displaying a dating app is held in someone’s hand (Tero Vesalainen/ Unsplash) Written by Fidela Mangulabnan Although restrictions are being lifted and the opportunity to meet new people is happening once again, young people have decided to continue using dating apps as outlets to connect and find love.  Many people have decided to…

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Holiday spending returns to pre-COVID levels, environment at risk

By Sonny Sehra (Istock) Spending during the holiday season is expected to increase by a staggering 31% since 2020, returning to pre-COVID numbers, as lockdown measures gradually ease. While this may be good for retailers, environmentalists say the effects are detrimental on the climate.   Research suggests that each shopper individually produces 1,400 additional pounds…

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Youth climate activism on the rise during the COP26 summit

By Sheridan Williamson-Fraser Youth protest the lack of action in combating climate change during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland.  Third year Environment and Urban Sustainability student at X-University, Matisse Buteau, 20, says young people’s voices have the power to drive public awareness.  “Young people creating change by using our voices is so important,” says…

New Sustainability Progress Report reveals a STARS Silver rating for X University
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New Sustainability Progress Report reveals a STARS Silver rating for X University

Urban Farm at ‘X’ University (Ryerson) X University has received a Silver rating on the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), according to the school’s new Sustainability Progress Report, which was released in September 2021.  The official Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) report revealed a score of 54.26. The university submitted their…

Indigenous resistance is integral to climate action, advocates say
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Indigenous resistance is integral to climate action, advocates say

Demonstrators participate in “Treaty People Walk for Water,” a two-week walk in August 2021 that called on President Biden to honour Indigenous lands and cancel the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota. (Peg Hunter/Flickr) Studies have shown that Indigenous efforts have been indispensable in deterring environmental degradation. But experts say Indigenous Peoples are still silenced In…

Lack of consensus among global leaders may lead to climate change skepticism, expert warns
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Lack of consensus among global leaders may lead to climate change skepticism, expert warns

November 17, 2021 By MacKenzie Legere As the 26th United Nation’s Conference of the Parties came to a close in Glasgow last week, many climate activists were left disappointed by its outcome despite two weeks of rallies and protests. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg notably called the event a “failure”. The annual conference offers an…