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The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the social and environmental impacts of conventionally-grown cotton.
A recent study suggests that as many as a third of the world’s early deaths attributed to air pollution can be traced back to international trade.
The biotech firm PimaCott says it can treat cotton so that it can be easily scanned and identified, which in the long term could help improve traceability within the global cotton supply chain.
The cold-blooded murder of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a suburban Kansas City bar, and the lack of empathy from President Donald Trump and the White House, has put many foreign-born technology workers on edge.
According to a recent study, India’s air is becoming the deadliest on Earth -- outpacing even China, which loses over a million people a year to air pollution.
Anirudh Sharma and Nikhil Kaushik co-founded Graviky Labs, the maker of Air-Ink pens that so far have scrubbed at least 1.6 trillion liters of air.
Solar tariffs reaching grid parity was considered the holy grail of Indian Renewable Energy (RE) sector. Now the gap between the highest and the least winning bids have been dwindling.
The Indian electric grid is now certain to have over a 100GW of renewable energy (RE) even under the worst case scenario by 2022. So what does this mean for the energy storage sector?
The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel industry’s efforts to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. While Adidas scored relatively high, most of the world's largest apparel companies are laggards on labor and human rights.
Bonded labor has become common across India's garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector, a corrupt system entraps as many as 120,000 young women and girls annually.
India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move may end up causing more misery for the country's poor.
According to Reuters, some within the UN's leadership realized that it would benefit next week’s meeting drafting a global tobacco control treaty if delegates who work within, or have ties to, state-owned tobacco companies are barred from attending the proceedings.