Most Recent Content from: Sushmita Roy

  • Article: Senegal, One of the World’s Biggest Ocean Polluters, Will Enforce Fines on Plastic Use

    Senegal, One of the World’s Biggest Ocean Polluters, Will Enforce Fines on Plastic Use

    By Sushmita Roy|Aug. 1, 2019

    Shopkeepers will be fined $85 and manufacturers risk $34,000 in fines or six months in prison. Read more

  • Article: This Irish Teen Won the Google Science Fair Award for Removing Microplastics From Water

    This Irish Teen Won the Google Science Fair Award for Removing Microplastics From Water

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 31, 2019

    “I live near the seashore and have become increasingly aware of plastic pollution in the oceans.” Read more

  • Article: How One Man in Harlem Is Changing Lives, One Seed at a Time

    How One Man in Harlem Is Changing Lives, One Seed at a Time

    By Sushmita Roy|July 31, 2019

    Approximately 35% of Central Harlem’s population under 18 lives in poverty. Read more

  • Article: Closing the Wage Gap for Female Refugees Could Generate $1.4 Trillion Annually

    Closing the Wage Gap for Female Refugees Could Generate $1.4 Trillion Annually

    By Sushmita Roy|July 30, 2019

    In the US alone, refugee women could contribute an additional $1.6 billion to GDP. Read more

  • Article: India’s Bengal Tiger Population Increased by 33%  — A ‘Historic Achievement’

    India’s Bengal Tiger Population Increased by 33% — A ‘Historic Achievement’

    By Sushmita Roy|July 29, 2019

    In the year 1900, more than 100,000 tigers existed on the planet. Only 3,200 were left by 2013. Read more

  • Article: Sri Lanka Has Officially Eliminated Measles

    Sri Lanka Has Officially Eliminated Measles

    By Sushmita Roy|July 26, 2019

    It’s the fifth Southeast Asian country to be declared measles-free. Read more

  • Article: Heat Waves, Health Crises, and Hope: 13 Photos From Around the World This Week

    Heat Waves, Health Crises, and Hope: 13 Photos From Around the World This Week

    By Olivia Kestin  and  Sushmita Roy|July 26, 2019

    Devastating heat waves, now a common occurrence, struck many parts of Europe this week. Read more

  • Article: Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made From Donated Electronic Waste

    Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Medals Will Be Made From Donated Electronic Waste

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Sushmita Roy|July 24, 2019

    E-waste is the world’s fastest growing waste stream. Read more