According to the U.K.-based human rights group Global Witness, 147 people were murdered in 2012 for their environmental activism (the latest year data is available), compared to 51 in 2002.
Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, a leading force in the battle against diabetes, calls on cities to help residents get healthier.
In light of the World Bank’s recent decision not to investigate connections between the Bank’s development projects and the forced labor in Uzbekistan, positive steps by apparel and home goods companies are vital.
Two years ago, it wasn’t your common cure. But today, the nonprofit OpenBiome’s services are in great demand by doctors and hospitals. And its treatments, which have been known to cure one of the most common ailments of today relies on an even more common substance: poop.
Today, with so many initiatives focused on women and girls, the conversations around the importance of gender dynamics may feel trendy. I agree. That said, I’m writing this post because I believe that this trend is warranted, it’s accurate, and it needs to pick up momentum and transform from a trend to a movement.
More than 1,200 community facilities accessed flexible, affordable capital through the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program between 2003 and 2012.
Critics of the supplements industry will be calling for more regulations after what has been discovered at Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens.
3p correspondent Bill Roth offers five things every baby boomer should stop doing to achieve sustained weight loss, save money and reduce their personal environmental impacts.
They’re pretty, and they often smell great. But for an increasing number of consumers, herbal soaps and body care products cause allergic reactions. The EU is considering requiring allergy warning labels on products that contain herbal sources, such as camomile, lavender or rose derivatives.
The Girl Effect Accelerator represents the first program of its kind: an international accelerator dedicated exclusively to scaling up ventures that are positioned to benefit millions of girls in poverty.
A nursing supply company in southern Japan has come up with a compassionate way to take its elderly clients on travel tours: by sending their stuffed animals ahead for the photo shoot. Elderly or mobility-challenged individuals who aren’t able to attend the cherry blossom festival can send their elected emissaries on the trip.
Statistically, eastern Kentucky is a place where people smoke more, weigh more and die sooner than almost anywhere in America. Of course, life is more than numbers. To understand what’s really happening, you have to talk to people living actual lives in places like Pineville, Middlesboro and Mt. Vernon, people like the man we’ll call Floyd.
Deforestation plays a big role in the recurring cycle of environmental degradation and poverty in Haiti. An innovative, five-year community agroforestry project on the part of Timberland and Haiti’s Smallholder Farmers Alliance is helping turn the tide.