Archives for Top Stories of 2016
World leaders convened yet again in an effort to arrive at a solution to the Syrian refugee crisis. But the fact is, nonprofits and social enterprises are leading the charge to help these people. Listed in this article are five organizations taking on brave and difficult work.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together will receive low-interest loans totaling US$46 million.
An IRENA study claims that if renewables can reach 36 percent of the world’s energy portfolio by 2030, that increase could add up to $1.3 trillion, or another 1.1 percent, to the global economy.
As of January 1, signs that intend to raise awareness of human trafficking are now required to be displayed at many public places and even some businesses across Florida.
California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, heightening attention on what has been one of the worst disasters to hit Southern California in the past several decades.
The fact that the COP21 climate talks in Paris ended up with an agreement is a turning point well worth celebrating, though much work remains to be done.
California-based Meathead Movers has a policy to help victims of domestic abuse move out of any dangerous situation, for free.
Masdar is sponsoring its fourth annual Engage Blogging Contest. The winner will be flown to Abu Dhabi by Masdar to cover the conference’s high-profile events.
The World Banks's Transformative Carbon Asset Facility aims to find new ways to develop greenhouse gas reduction programs in developing countries.
Chatham House, the London-based independent policy institute, released a report this week that insists reducing meat consumption is crucial if the world is to limit the impacts of climate change in the coming decades.
The UNFCCC has issued an interactive guide that explains the big issues behind COP21—and shine light on the nature of the upcoming climate talks.
A bevy of lawsuits are already underway over Volkswagen’s admission that the company installed software that allowed 500,000 of its diesel-powered automobiles skirt U.S. federal emissions rules.