The following stories are looking at injustice and looming dangers.
Scientists warn that factories in coastal villages are wreaking economic havoc
The work is a lot more profitable, because the factory buys more fish, and while the locals may be enjoying short-term gains, the community is less rosy, because attractive global prices are driving demand for sardinella, taking a crucial source of protein from the Gambians as the fishmeal business is wreaking havoc on local employment and the tourism economy, as Gambian locals warned. Before the arrival of fishmeal factories, villagers would catch barracuda, but their income had begun to dwindle in 2016, when the plants began operating in Gunjur, although now work is booming again, as their net catches all kinds of fish. They also supply third parties who export to Mali, but with the factories taking the lion’s share, trade has plummeted for those working in the supply chain, such as the fish sellers of one of the biggest fish landing sites of the Atlantic coast.
We all know how hard it can to access safe water
But many people don’t realize the myriad of ways it can cause tragedy, so here is one of the consequences: you can’t keep your child safe, as an estimated one in five newborns that die are lost to infection, prevented by rigorous hygiene practices. 650 million people in the world do not have access to water, creating a health crisis that claims the lives of children, so World Water Day is a time to reflect upon the impact on a child or a family and imagine a world where everyone has access and redouble your efforts. Many children don’t reach 5 years old, and there are three killers: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea, which can be prevented with good sanitation: that’s 315,000 children that could be saved.
Back problems crop up because sitting like a cashew nut can cause disk degeneration
If your back hurts and it’s been going on for years, in order to try to reduce the pain, you might have got a standing desk, seen physical therapists and pain specialists, increased flexibility and at one point, the treatments helped a bit, at first, but sitting down is still painful. When you sit with a C shape, you’re sitting like a dog with its tail between its legs, so in order to straighten out we need to position the pelvis and unstuck our tails, by bending over properly. Sitting is a place is not what’s causing the pain, as there’s a perception that we sit for long stretches, even if we are active.
Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics unveiled a cherry-blossom torch
The passing of the flame is scheduled on March 26, and the torch will head to the starting point of the 1964 Tokyo Games, and the torch is designed to ensure the flame will not go out. The shiny rose-gold torch uses aluminum construction waste from housing built for victims of the quake, as cherry blossoms drawn by kids inspired the designer.