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Zika Virus Findings Spur Opportunistic Investors and SEC Warnings

New research suggests that there is a link between Zika and fetal abnormalities, particularly early in pregnancy. Meanwhile, some “savvy investors” are looking for a way to cash in on the spike in Zika cases that now span more than 38 countries. And that’s prompted the SEC to get involved, warning would-be investors to be on alert for investment scams.

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The Quick & Dirty: We Are The 1 Percent

We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast getting there), but we are almost all part of the intellectual 1 percent. That 1 percent who believe we see all the problems of the world very clearly and the answers almost as clearly.

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Climate Kids Challenge Federal Government

A federal judge in Oregon is deciding whether a group of children have the right to take the federal government to court over climate change and hold leaders accountable for squandering natural resources, including clean water and air.

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Forced Labor Continues in Uzbek, Turkmen Cotton Fields

Once again this year, the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilized its citizens to the cotton fields to prepare carry out the 2015 harvest of the country’s “white gold.” Worse still, according to the Cotton Campaign and other observers, the forced labor practices of Uzbekistan are now being employed by the government in neighboring Turkmenistan as well.

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Akon’s Vision To Grow Solar Power Across Africa

Artist and R&B singer Akon took fans and the business industry by surprise in late 2015 when he announced his vision to bring solar power to millions of Africans. We spoke with him about his future vision.

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Egg-Free Hampton Creek Scores More Shelf Space at Walmart & Target

Hampton Creek, the company behind Just Mayo, continues to find success with its egg-less products. New pancake and cake mixes, salad dressings, and an egg-free breakfast scramble will be available at more stores — including Walmart and Target.

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Eco-Friendly Hijabis: Taking a Sustainable Stance in Muslim Fashion

Adopting a sustainable attitude to Islamic wear is a positive and important move in the Muslim fashion industry, not only for green hijabis. With more garments made from eco-friendly resources, we can all benefit from a healthier environment. Even though some fashion powerhouses have already taken to promoting the green trend, there is still a lot to be done in this regard.