Canada vs. Trans-Fatty Foods

As of September 17, trans fats have finally made their way out of Canada. In 2017, Health Canada, the country’s publicbody responsible for national public health, moved to ban partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), citing concerns…

France Bans Pesticides

An environmental crisis that affects agriculturalists ranging from international farm conglomerates to home gardeners is underway: the depletion of bee populations. Bee populations around the globe are suffering due to overuse of pesticides, especially during…

Nuclear Power: To Be or Not to Be?

The term ‘nuclear’ is often met with negative connotations. From weapons to radioactivity, anything involving nuclear properties is considered a danger to the world. However, nuclear energy may be the key to achieving clean energy…

One Year After Maria

On September 16, 2017 Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, leaving destruction in its wake. On August 14, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reported that power was fully restored—almost 11 months since…

Testimony on Capitol Hill: Day 1

Spanning two days and approximately nine hours of dialogue, Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, withstood questioning from United States government officials on the social media platform’s ability to secure its users’ privacy.  Founded in…

Civilians Suffer at the Hands of Their Government

The Who:  Military: Syrian military forces, backed by and pro-Assad (supported by the US, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia)  Rebels: Syrian citizens/freedom-fighters, home grown and against Assad (supported by Russia and Iran)  Islamic State of Iraq…

Syrian Chemical Attack

The war in Syria is nowhere near resolution and as more fatalities occur, more human rights and war crimes occur. The latest weapons being used against civilians in Syria are chemical weapons. On Saturday, April…

North Korea Calls for Reunification

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to march together for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. This will be the first time the two countries march together since 2006…