September 13, 2023
As summer heat hits record highs, U.S. workers have staged protests over dangerous working conditions caused by extreme heat
May 24, 2023
Twenty years ago, Kenya did something no other country had done before – it removed the sales tax on period products. The move was supposed to reduce the price of these essential items in a country where two-thirds of women and girls cannot afford them. Kenyan authorities received global praise and dozens of countries followed suit. But results were mixed.
February 14, 2023
California Cultured’s lab-grown chocolate looks, feels and almost tastes like the real thing. “We’re still in R&D mode,” says Steven Stearns, Head of Strategy & Business Development at the startup based in Davis, California. Their goal is to create delicious, mass-produced chocolate, while sidestepping some of the problems related to cocoa harvesting that the traditional industry has been criticized for, including massive deforestation and child labour.
February 08, 2023
In the last year, we’ve seen AI create award winning art, write movie scripts, diagnose patients and even pass an MBA exam. It has me wondering how safe my job as a video producer is. I’ve worked hard to become good at my job, and I’m not ready to let the machines take over just yet. But how much of what I do could be automated one day?
October 19, 2022
Cryptocurrency companies have started creating digital assets backed by carbon credits and trading them online.
The firms say they are using blockchain technology to make the controversial carbon market more accessible and transparent.
But can they really help streamline conventional carbon trading and raise more climate finance?
August 16, 2022
Singapore is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. One way they've addressed this is by recycling sewage water. They call it NEWater and it meets 40% of their water needs. A small portion is used as tap water.
Now the government has partnered with a local brewery to create a beer called NEWBrew, made from recycled drinking water. So how does it taste? And what can our learn from Singapore’s water recycling experiment?