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In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going against the grain and is actually increasing spending on social programs.
Young, old, retired, students, almost all of them yesterday came to the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Fresno State to pay their respects, listen to music and lay flowers in the middle of the monument on campus.
A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping Africans on their bucket list.
The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.
Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order to bring price stability. But those talks ended in acrimony and with no agreement on prices.
One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from both China and the U.S. will sign the Paris agreement at an official ceremony.
Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most is the company’s drive to label “everyday” versus “occasional” foods.
Last week, the managers of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund announced that its divestment from coal companies is well underway.
Athletic apparel giant Adidas announced that it is retooling its sustainability strategy in order to ensure that sporting activities will long endure. "Sport Needs a Space" is the company's new mantra.
Cotton is the livelihood for an estimated 250 million people — saying no to cotton is hardly the solution. Saying yes to more responsible cotton, however, can help mitigate this crop’s impact on people and the environment -- and even improve living standards worldwide.
Despite reports to the contrary, more than a third of Masdar City's developed area will be completed within the next five years, a significant proportion of it by third-party developers whose projects will be realized according to Abu Dhabi's Estidama sustainable building standards.
A World Resources Institute analyst points out that while companies and governments have found consistency in how they approach carbon emissions and climate change, a standardized approach toward water stewardship is lacking.
USAID is teaming up with coffee pod giant Nespresso and the NGO TechnoServe to revitalize South Sudan's coffee sector. The three organizations will invest over $3 million in funds to revitalize the country's coffee sector and help farmers become more economically secure.
This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that's beginning to change.