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February 25, 2021 New York shuts cryptocurrency exchanges which hid losses
New York state authorities said they reached an agreement to shut down activities of two cryptocurrency trading platforms which hid an estimated $850 million in losses.
February 25, 2021 Texas Was 4 Minutes and 37 Seconds Away From a Blackout That Could Have Lasted MonthsSource: NBC Dallas
The board that oversees The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) held an urgent meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the winter storm that crippled most of Texas last week. They offered apologies for the...
February 10, 2021 THE TRASH MOUNTAINS BEING TURNED INTO SUSTAINABLE FASHION IN RUSSIASource: EuroNews
Increasingly, we’re seeing household names take to the runways with reducing, reusing and recycling in mind. For this fashion house in St Petersburg, the inspiration has come from landfill. More specifically, how the sprawling...
February 5, 2021 Nearly 50% of Companies’ Sustainability Claims Are “Exaggerated, False, or Deceptive,” According to New ProbeSource: The Fashion Law
Garments, cosmetics and household product companies came under the microscope in a recent “sweep” of websites, in which regulators found that nearly half of sustainability-centric claims made by brands are lacking. In furtherance...
January 29, 2021 Opinion: Environmental justice must be foundational to the new School of SustainabilitySource: Stanford Daily
We are writing as a diverse group of Stanford staff, students, and faculty committed to Environmental Justice for Sustainability at Stanford. This weekend, faculty will gather for a deliberative democracy process guiding plans...
January 27, 2021 Why Luxury Brands Must Radically Rethink SustainabilitySource: Jing Daily
Traditional customer groups for luxury brands — baby boomers and Gen Xers — focus less on sustainability. But younger generations are dramatically more concerned with the external side effects of what they consume.
January 19, 2021 Covid vaccine: WHO warns of 'catastrophic moral failure'Source: BBC
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get injections before vulnerable people in poorer states....over 39 million vaccine doses had been given in 49 richer states - but...
January 12, 2021 Sustainable Industry Sustained by Forced Labor?Source: National Review
Major solar companies including GCL-Poly, East Hope Group, Daqo New Energy, Xinte Energy and Jinko Solar are named in the report as bearing signs of using some forced labor, according to Horizon Advisory, which specializes in...
January 7, 2021 THESE DEADSTOCK DESIGNERS ARE RE-IMAGINING SUSTAINABILITYSource: CR Fashion Book
The fashion industry has undergone sobering reflection in recent years, calling into question whether the planet can sustain the constant production and consumption that we have grown accustomed to.
New eco-friendly commerce platform Hive Brands hopes it can be sort of the Whole Foods of sustainable goods, as well as function as the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping seal of approval for ethically made products.
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