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The Effect of China’s Ban on Foreign-Trash Import

The Effect of China’s Ban on Foreign-Trash Import

Dr. Trina Biswas Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. Contact: [email protected] Over the last several decades the ‘Global South’ countries have been the dumping ground of toxic or hazardous wastes coming from the ‘Global North’ countries. For years China topped the list of Global South countries as the world's top destination for recyclable trash followed by countries like Ghana, India, Philippines, etc. As it is cheaper to export garbage to China and as the country has no equivalent when it comes to waste-management capacity, China has always been thetop destination for foreign garbage or…
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The Wedding

The Wedding

Written by : Riaz Quadir photo credit : Shutterstock In the course of history, Empires rise and fall with periodic regularity. But rarely has one falling, passed on the baton to its wayward cousin across the ocean to carry on and complete its original blueprint for the Empire. The Anglo-American experience is that exception. Lately, it had been faltering, but today the project got a special shot in the arm. It was a wedding that (like in the old days) was going to cement the two countries, at least at a people’s level. The groom was a British Prince, the…
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Hawking was a neuroscientist

Hawking was a neuroscientist

Written by : Arghya Manna Are we conscious of our being? Though neuroscientists, philosophers and neuro-philosophers have debated over the topics for decades, the answer has not come. Who thenunderstood consciousness? Virginia Woolf was someone who did. She was one of the most important English writers of the twentieth century, who had exploited consciousness in her narratives. According to Woolf, consciousness— simultaneously establishes and questions our being—is the accumulation of our scattered thoughts. She noted in her diary that when she looked inside herself, what she found was consciousness never stood still, rather it was a turbulent current. Woolf explained…
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