United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

United Nations COP21 and the Implications for Africa

The 21st United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21)¬†agreed to a historic climate deal in Paris on Dec. 12, 2015.¬†The COP21 pact has been seen by many observers as giving a fresh impetus to African countries towards combatting climate change. The Paris Agreement, ratified by nearly 200 countries, arguably has important policy and development implications […]

Amazon Rainforest Is a Global Concern

Amazon Rainforest Is a Global Concern

Amazon Rainforest is a global concern and feared to have been damaged by fire. Periodic fires are nothing new to the Amazon Rainforest. However, in 2015, there has been a significant increase in reported fires. The Ecologist reports that within the last five weeks, over 18,000 fires have occurred. Furthermore, increased levels of carbon into […]

8 Tips for Reducing Cortisol Levels

8 Tips for Reducing Cortisol Levels

Cortisol is a stress hormone released in the body. The main roles of cortisol are to raise blood sugar levels in preparation for the ‘fight or flight’ response and suppressing the immune system. Therefore, unless a person finds themselves in an emergency situation, it is best to keep one’s cortisol levels as low as possible. […]