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This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or so giant urban centers -- will run the world within a decade. But can they be sustained?
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.
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.
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.
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.
GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) has taken a bold step in its approach to managing its intellectual property. In an announcement made last week, the company said it would enact new policies to expand access to its medicines worldwide.
In the wake of the tragic Kalamazoo shootings, Uber’s detractors point out that the company has long resisted fingerprinting its drivers and has refused to install a "panic button" on its smartphone app.
According to the UN, at least 98.6 million people were affected by natural disasters ranging from droughts to floods, and the economic damage could have been as high as $66.5 billion.
After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new programs, including one that trains citizens how to make solar-powered street lights.
Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring in the wake of COP21.
Nexleaf Analytics is the brainchild of two UCLA alums who believe cell phone networks and sensors can be used to guarantee the safety of vaccines.
Honest Tea recently issued its annual sustainability report, touting the achievements and challenges faced by the 17-year-old tea and infusion bottler.