Kabwe: The toxic lead dust plaguing the world’s most polluted city

Named and shamed as “the most polluted city in the world” Kabwe’s dusty air is polluted with a potent neurotoxin; lead. 

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Take a Stand this month against period poverty

The fact is that women and trans men who are homeless or living in hardship cannot afford sanitary products

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Brand Nu: The Irish fashion start-up that’s changing consumerism

“You don’t need 50 dresses, you just need one dress and 50 friends”.  

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Be a bright spark: Plug out and save

Chargers left turned on at the socket will draw between 0.25 and 0.5 watts of electricity

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Book Review: Asking for it

Emma’s trauma and destroyed life are made worse by the fact that all anyone else, even Emma herself, can think about is how her accusation affects the men involved.

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Hold the Straw: Waste sucks

Billions of single use plastic straws are disposed of every year worldwide, with the US alone responsible for 500 million of them every day.

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