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Why World Population is a Human Rights Issue

On World Populations Day, remember there is a vital link between keeping birth rates falling and fighting hunger, poverty and environmental damage.

Scientists Call for Holistic Tropical Coastal Zone Management

New regional-scale, science-driven approaches to governance of coastal marine zones need to be implemented in order to address the declining health and productivity of tropical coastal waters and the more than 1.3 billion people – most in developing countries – that depend largely on them for food and livelihoods, according to a group of leading environmental and marine scientists.


SolarCoin: How Digital Eco-Money Can Be More Equitable

SolarCoin is a novel strategy for accelerating investment in solar power, but it’s not inherently socially equitable. Fortunately, there are ways to increase access to SolarCoins for those without the wealth to invest in solar or trade currencies.


Hobby Lobby Attempts to Claim Corporate Religion

Can a corporation pray? Can it attend religious services? Is it free to don religious garb? In other words, can a corporation exercise religion? All of those are questions raised by the Hobby Lobby case.


Horrors! Seattle is Moving to a $15/hour Minimum Wage

On June 2 the Seattle City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a $15 per hour minimum wage, making Seattle the first major city in America to take this type of action to address income inequality.

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U.N. IPBES Aims for Indigenous Knowledge-Science Synthesis

With a mission to conserve and make sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems services the world over, the U.N. CBD’s Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services (IPBES) has committed to incorporating indigenous and local knowledge within its science-driven institutional framework.

The ‘Metro Cable, Linea K' cable car in Colombia stretches 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) into the neighborhood of Santo Domingo -- creating a link directly from the city center into one of the city’s poorest areas.

Investor Ready Cities: From London to Rio de Janeiro

Yesterday, we went over a few success stories told in timely and valuable report from Siemens, PwC and Berwin Leighton Paisner. Here are three more inspiring snapshots that tell the story of cities moving towards a more sustainable future.

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Tweet Jam: Designing for the Base of the Pyramid

From 4.30 to 5.30 UK time / 11.30 to 12.30 ET on Tuesday 10 June, Business Fights Poverty (@FightPoverty) and Triple Pundit (@triplepundit) we will be hosting a conversation on Twitter as part of the 2014 Design Expo.


A Triple Play on Climate Change: China, India, U.S. Take Action

The coincidence of the leaders of the world’s #1, #2 and #4 carbon emitters taking strong action to reduce CO2 emissions is the biggest breakthrough yet in efforts to mitigate climate change. The announcements also boost prospects for a UN global climate treaty and sustainable development initiatives.

June, director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation, and Bruce S. Kahn, founder of --the first place winner of this year's Wireless Innovation Project Competition.

Wireless Innovation Project Competition Awards Change-Makers in the Mobile Space

It’s been said that there’s an app for everything these days, so why should the world’s most pressing challenges be any different? That’s the message behind the Vodafone Americas Foundation’s Wireless Innovation Project Competition (WIP). Since its inception in 2009, WIP has provided funding for a range of wireless technology innovations–awarding more than $2 million to universities, nonprofits and NGOs.