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Are Megacities the New World Order?

This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or…

Unilever’s Toxic, 15-Year Legacy in India

Unilever likes to paint itself as the model corporate citizen. But when the media spotlight is off, the company reverts to using its…

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…

China, U.S. to Sign Historic Climate Agreement on Friday

One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from…

GSK Allows More Developing Countries to Copy its Medicines

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) has taken a bold step in its approach to managing its intellectual property. In an announcement made last week, the company…

The Race to Accelerate Global Organic Cotton Production

Eileen Fisher and other retail brands spearhead initiative to increase organic cotton production globally.

The Skills Gap in India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy and Climate Goals

India will need to make dramatic investments if it wants to make good on the promises it made at COP21.

New Report Ties “Hottest Year on Record” to Human Toll of Disasters

According to the UN, at least 98.6 million people were affected by natural disasters ranging from droughts to floods, and the economic damage…

Fund for Teachers Grant Inspires Water Study in India, Engagement in Class

With a $5,000 teacher grant, an Earth Science teacher spent six weeks in India documenting the global water crisis to make sustainability relevant…

This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new…

Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program

In addition to equipping startup teams with top Google developers and experts, the company plans to back startups in Brazil, India and Indonesia…

Déjà Vu: Facebook’s Net-Neutrality Woes Continue in India

Remember when Facebook launched its free Internet.org application in Indonesia and India to waves of backlash from net neutrality activists? Now rebranded as…

A Long-Term Vision and Systems Thinking Can Fight Air Pollution in Delhi

Delhi needs Blue Zones Projects -- a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy,…

Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…

Environmental Laws and Compliance in India Should Follow Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to…