COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool –

The coronavirus has changed how we work, play and learn. How are you dealing with these sudden and dramatic changes to how we live? There is so much confusion and anxiety about who’s more at risk for coronavirus. I read these questions in The New York Times: What if you do have some of the … Read moreCOVID-19 Self Assessment Tool –

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Stay Safe


COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms Stay at home if you have either: a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure … Read moreCoronavirus (COVID-19) – Stay Safe

Trees are crying badly – Australia Fires

Australia burning

Australia’s famous eucalyptus trees have helped spread the bushfires which have raged for months. Also known as the gum tree, these forests are some of the most flammable in the world. How do eucalyptus trees spread fires? Eucalyptus trees cover more than three-quarters of Australia’s forested area and almost all of the hundreds of species … Read moreTrees are crying badly – Australia Fires

Pollution’s Effects on Animals

Pollution effect on animals

According to the American Heritage Science Dictionary, pollution is defined as, “the contamination of air, water or soil by substances that are harmful to living organisms.” Humans are obviously affected by pollution, as seen by disease like asthma or cancer—but animals are victim to its effects too. Many species have experienced pollution events that have … Read morePollution’s Effects on Animals

Why is Amazon Forest burning up?

The Amazon forest is burning up at an alarming rate. Satellite images published by NASA show devastating fires in the Amazon between the borders of Paraguay and Brazil. The images come only a week after the director of Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE) was dismissed by Jair Bolsonaro’s government in the midst of a controversy over … Read moreWhy is Amazon Forest burning up?

Amazon rainforest fire: G7 to release funds for fire-fighting planes

International leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to provide logistical and financial support to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron said G7 countries would release $22m (£18m). However, President Jair Bolsonaro said Mr Macron’s plan of an “alliance” to “save” the Amazon treated Brazil “as if we were a … Read moreAmazon rainforest fire: G7 to release funds for fire-fighting planes

What is Air Pollution?

Pollution is now a commonplace term, that our ears are attuned to. We hear about the various forms of pollution and read about it through the mass media. Air pollution is one such form that refers to the contamination of the air, irrespective of indoors or outside. A physical, biological or chemical alteration to the air in the … Read moreWhat is Air Pollution?