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Oil Spills in the Amazon Rainforest

Yasuni National Park Image Credit: Flickr User sara y tzunki   Extraction of oil in the Amazon Rainforest began in Peru and Ecuador in the 1920s and has continuously grown in scale since then. Today, oil extracted from the Amazon travels all around the world, but about 66% of oil mined goes to the U.S., […]

Oil Spills in the Amazon Rainforest

Yasuni National Park Image Credit: Flickr User sara y tzunki   Extraction of oil in the Amazon Rainforest began in Peru and Ecuador in the 1920s and has continuously grown in scale since then. Today, oil extracted from the Amazon travels all around the world, but about 66% of oil mined goes to the U.S., […]

Doom Scrolling through the Darkness

  Throughout the pandemic, there have been way too many instances where I’ve found myself endlessly scrolling through the disheartening cycles of COVID-19 news. This phenomenon, often referred to as doom scrolling, became more and more common during the pandemic, as staying caught up on news about the virus became essential to our safety. While […]

Perú Faces a Presidential Crisis

This November, Perú experienced a period of political unrest as deep rooted corruption rose to the surface and subjected the country to a presidential crisis.  On November 9th, the Peruvian Congress, headed by Manuel Merino, voted to remove President Martín Vizcarra from office. Vizcarra was removed due to allegations of accepting around $630,000 in bribes […]