Something similar happened in the Maldives, where islanders face similar threats from sea level rise. “In the Maldives, they’ve already taken a step down the pathway, and they’ve dredged up and created an artificial island to help house 50,000 people,” Kench says. “And so we know the technology exists to do these rather large-scale projects.” Dredging sediment can damage coral reef ecosystems. But because key infrastructure on Kiribati’s capital island, such as the airport and hospital, can’t be easily relocated, the government sees the step as a necessary response to a problem it didn’t cause; Kiribati is responsible for around 0.0002% of global emissions. … [Read more...] about This Pacific island nation plans to raise itself above the ocean to survive sea level rise
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The move is expected to boost infra stocks, including Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Nirlon, HG Infra Engineering, Indian Hume Pipe Company, Bharat Road Network, Generic Engineering Construction and Projects, Anubhav Infrastructure and Jaihind Projects. … [Read more...] about 74th Independence Day | PM announces major infra push; stocks like L&T, HG Infra may be in focus
Many characters, based in India and the US, catch sight of their reflections in water or mirrors and find “a nacreous ghost” looking back at them. They awake with “the metallic stain of absence” on their tongues, and can even be said to be living out Elizabeth Bishop’s words: “the art of losing's not too hard to master/though it may look like (write it!) like disaster.” … [Read more...] about Book Review: Debut short stories that mirror internal and external lives
A play about Greener’s life—and named for one of his essays, “The White Problem,” in which he took on the ideology of white supremacy—was commissioned and performed as part of the University of South Carolina’s bicentennial in 2001. But that play hasn’t been performed since. There is a scholarship in memory of Greener given by the Black Alumni Council, and a portrait of Greener hangs in the president’s office, but these have a limited audience. … [Read more...] about Why the statue of Harvard’s first Black graduate could be a model for rethinking monuments
While this may be a positive for the environment, the social price is high: Since the U.S. economy depends heavily on consumer spending, the country is experiencing the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression, the threat of homelessness for tens of thousands of people, and a failure of businesses large and small. How did the U.S. arrive at the point whereby mass consumption—and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with it—is necessary for economic and social well-being? Are greenhouse gas reductions and a thriving economy incompatible? … [Read more...] about The U.S. economy is reliant on consumer spending—can it survive a pandemic?