A group of Chinese-backed hackers have breached United Continental Holdings Inc., the company that owns United Airlines. The hackers have made off with data including manifests, which contain passenger information as well as destinations. The company has yet to speak broadly on the topic, only to have confirmed to Bloomberg that there was an attack. Researchers have speculated that the Chinese are building a massive database, and that combined with the data stolen from the personnel management office, the Chinese Intelligence Apparatus, as it were, could have a searchable index of the movements of federal employees. The hackers have not …
US corporate giants including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs are looking to invest at least $140bn (£90.2bn, €127.4bn) to shrink their carbon footprints, according to media reports.
Jeff Makana's insight:
Power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the US, accounting for about one third of all domestic greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Power Plan will set standards for carbon pollution from power plants, just as we have set limits on power plant emissions of harmful elements.
While the outcome is disappointing, the revised UN prison rules reflect the stage we are currently in with regard to the incorporation of the CRPD standards elsewhere in the UN system. Some premises derived from the CRPD are brought forward, but the bottom line remains the same, to the detriment of people labeled with psychiatric diagnoses.
China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desertand with capacity to provideelectricity to 1 million households!This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason.In a recent Greenpeace East Asia investigation, we found that air pollution levels have improved in the firs
As a global community invested in social entrepreneurs, we need to improve our ability to identify, develop and connect talented individuals, particularly from across sub-Saharan Africa. The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya is the ideal place to make this commitment.
As home to some of the largest commodities trading companies in the world, Switzerland is taking steps to bring legislation more in ...
Jeff Makana's insight:
Late last year, Trafigura surprised its Swiss peers when it announced it would join theExtractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), and publish payments it had made to governments to buy and sell oil.
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