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Robin Scher

Robin Scher is a writer based in South Africa. He is a graduate of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University. Find him on Twitter @RobScherHimself.
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In 2019, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks published a statement that identified 14 emerging health and environmental issues. Right near the top of that list was plastic waste. The committee emphasized the “urgent” need “for a better assessment...
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Water is a finite resource on our planet. We can only rely on what we have, which translates to about 2.5 percent of drinkable fresh water. Of that amount, only 0.4 percent currently exists in lakes, rivers, and moisture in the atmosphere. The strain...
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For advocates of cryptocurrency, the promise of an economic future that is managed by a blockchain (a decentralized database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network, as opposed to being held in a single location, such as a central bank) is compelling....
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If the internet were a country, it would be the sixth biggest user of electricity.
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As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries.
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Americans’ ultra-processed diet is fueling obesity across the world.
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A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 percent.