Nithin Coca is a freelance journalist who focuses on environmental, social, and economic issues around the world, with specific expertise in Southeast Asia.

Wikileaks Gets Unabashedly Political

For many critics, the once heralded site for sharing information has become a political platform for its embattled founder and his vendetta against the U.S. Democratic Party. It’s bad news for anyone who values democracy.

Canada Says Yes to a Carbon Tax

Under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has chosen a carbon tax as its national policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a move that could have major repercussions around the world, and especially for its neighbor to the south.

Why Startups Skimp on Worker Safety

A recent Buzzfeed investigative report uncovered labor issues at the warehouses of popular food-delivery startup Blue Apron. It’s another sign that tech startups are skimping on worker safety and not integrating lower-level employees as meaningful members of their company.

White House: Climate Change is a National Security Issue

A new Presidential Memorandum calls on more than 20 federal agencies to take the national security implications of climate change into consideration. This is a step in the right direction as evidence of the link between climate stress and conflict grows.

Greenpeace: Bayer and Syngenta Knew About Pesticide Harm to Bees, Did Nothing

According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, both Bayer and Syngenta knew well about the negative impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides. Yet they still chose to sell the products widely, and even actively argued against independent studies connecting them to bee population declines.

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Upcycling Goes High Fashion

This isn’t your environmentalist or hippie friend’s upcycling anymore. Upcycling is now not only good for the environment. It is high fashion and in-demand.