On the Termination of Species: A Case for Biodiversity

As the planet grows to acknowledge the environmental issues of climate change and global warming, emphasis on the rising temperatures, sea levels, and weather impacts on human civilization have been at the forefront of raising awareness. If nothing else, the historical trend of mankind’s development has indicated our collective sense of self-importance, centering the issue…

The Escazú Agreement: Promise Made or Promise Kept?

Eight years ago, representatives from 192 states met in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the world’s environmental future and left with a series of promises. This conference, hosted by the United Nations, was a follow-up to the first international convention on environmental development held in the same city in 1992. One of the most significant…