Will city life protect us from lightning strikes? Does being lower than skyscrapers and inside densely developed areas help keep us from a bolt from the sky? If the rash of lightning strikes that’s been sustained by one prominent victim in Brazil’s largest metropolis is anything to go by, then maybe not.
For years, we’ve been told to take our vitamins. It’s not only been billed as practical sense, it’s been touted as a necessity in an increasingly automated world. But one group of researchers are saying that’s not true – and getting an earful from their peers in the process.
Abu Dhabi sustainability week (ADSW), one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the world, launched today with a panel on the future of renewable energy development in Africa.
Public-private partnerships are addressing societal challenges. If we want to halt climate change, ensure future access to water, develop technologies to maintain food security and mitigate disease by 2050, we need more collaboration and initiatives that advance broader collective impact.
Chemical spills can cause more than public health crises, as West Virginia’s capital city has found out. The chemical spill into the Elk River last week has closed schools, stopped commercial flights and converted Charleston’s formerly bustling commercial core to a “ghost town.”
MPOWERD is a startup with a solar lantern that is turning heads in firms across Africa and capturing the interest of international distributors.
By Juzer Rangoonwala In 2010, outdoor air pollution caused 620,000 premature deaths in Indian cities. Urban population in India is estimated to double in the next few decades and at the same time greenhouse gas emissions from urban transport energy use are set to increase seven fold. The need to change this unsustainable trend inspired Madhav Pai … Continued
Meet Project Belize, PwC’s international development leadership program. Since 2008, the firm’s professionals at all levels, from interns to senior partners, travel to Belize City every year to host financial literacy camps, provide scholarships to students, train teachers and principals, and build educational playgrounds.
Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank Group, the bank announced late last month.
The technology giant explores using wearable technology to support behavior modification in health. Will their experiment proof effective?
Environmental initiatives and humanitarian needs often go together, as retail giant Marks and Spencer is proving more and more these days. Its latest project will help curb deforestation, fund jobs and save lives due to poverty and pollution. Oh, and its a nice financial kickoff for the UN’s aspiring carbon offsetting program.