Month: March 2021

My work focuses on a side of Ireland that few visitors ever see: the temperate rainforest of Killarney National Park, a 10,200-hectare reserve near the southwest coast. The climate here — usually damp and, by Irish standards, relatively warm, with temperatures in autumn afternoons typically edging beyond 10 °C — creates ideal growing conditions for all
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Many serious concerns have hung over the supply chains of global corporations for decades, ranging from human rights issues to lack of transparency about sourcing and other matters. In the jewelry industry, the issues have ranged from unsafe mining practices and child labor to money laundering through the supply chains themselves.  The rise of conscious
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A farmer in Ethiopia harvests teff, a cereal. Small farms tend to have more-diverse landscapes than do sprawling industrial operations. Credit: Andia/Universal Images Group/Getty Environmental sciences 29 March 2021 Small farms outdo big ones on biodiversity — and crop yields Large-scale farms account for most of the global food supply, but smallholdings protect species and
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Earlier this month 40 finalists competed in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Within that group, four promising Latinx students showcased projects that took on some of the world’s larger problems. These young men and women have become an inspiration to a
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White House statement: “The National Space Council will be renewed to assist the president in generating national space policies, strategies, and synchronizing America’s space activities.” WASHINGTON — In the wake of speculation that there would not be a National Space Council in the Biden administration, the White House confirmed March 29 that the council will
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This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here. As the circular economy ramps up, we’ve seen impressive innovation in materials, products, models and processes — but innovation on how we treat people has been notably absent. However, as companies, cities and countries alike adopt a more
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In this article BLK A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building in New York. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Governments should be leading the global economy’s sustainable transformation, not markets, according to author and economist Ann Pettifor. Pettifor, author of “The Case for the Green New Deal,” told CNBC on Friday that a reliance
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Since OneWeb came back from bankruptcy “we’ve been busy setting up engagements with the U.S. government,” said Dylan Browne. WASHINGTON — OneWeb plans to start offering broadband from space in the Arctic region this fall, a capability the company hopes will attract U.S. military and other national government customers. “Our focus now is Alaska and
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