In India, progress in the field of sustainability is imminent, with the upcoming finalization of India’s New Companies Bill on its way – a bill that addresses Corporate Social Responsibility, amongst other factors.
http://www.ted.com Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others -- and how does this affect global population growth? ...
What are the connections between religion and demographics? How does this impact population structure in a particular country? I found this video from Jeff Martin's fabulous website; Check it out! http://www.martinsaphug.com/
Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove...
The economies of scale that globalization depends on, relies on logistics and transportation networks that can handle this high-volume. In a word, the container, as mundane as it may seem, faciliated the era within which we live today.
"We seem to forget that everything that is good for the environment is a job. Solar panels don’t put themselves up. Wind turbines don’t manufacture themselves. Houses don’t retrofit themselves and put in their own new boilers and furnaces and better-fitting windows and doors. Advanced biofuel crops don’t plant themselves. Community gardens don’t tend themselves. Farmers’ markets don’t run themselves. Every single thing that is good for the environment is actually a job, a contract, or an entrepreneurial opportunity."
Excellent analysis on the Climate Progress blog from the new book of the White House's former green jobs advisor Van Jones.
Worldwide 215 million children are child labourers, 130 million of them working in agriculture.
Over 129 million girls and boys aged 5 to 17 years old work in crop and livestock
production, helping supply some of the food and drink we consume and the fibres and raw materials we use to make other products. This figure includes child labourers in fisheries and forestry. Almost 70 percent of child labourers are unpaid family workers (Global Report 2010). Agriculture is one of the three most dangerous sectors in terms of work-related fatalities, non-fatal accidents and occupational diseases. About 59 percent (or 70 million) of all children in hazardous work aged 5–17 are in agriculture.
Child labour is defined by the ILO Convention No. 138 on Minimum Age, 1973, and the ILO Convention No. 182 on Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999, as work that harms children’s well-being and hinders their education, development and future livelihoods (for more information: International Labour Standards on child labour in agriculture - webpage under construction).
When children are forced to work long hours, their ability to attend school or vocational training is limited, preventing them from gaining education that could help lift them out of poverty. Girls are particularly disadvantaged as they often undertake household chores following work in the fields. Much of agricultural work can be hazardous, especially when health and safety standards are low, and can cause sickness, injury or even death. Children are particularly at risk as their bodies and minds are still developing, and they are more vulnerable to hazards such as pesticides. The negative health consequences of their work can last into adulthood.
Despite the crucial role that women and girls play in their communities, they are all too often seen as a burden. To change such perceptions, we need to give them access to the resources they need to realize their full economic potential.
Medical informatics experts want to bring the digital revolution to studying human anatomy.The BioDigital Human is a three-dimensional, fully interactive visualization program. While it won’t completely replace old-fashioned dissection, its users can explore a human body in ways not possible with a cadaver, much less a medical atlas.
Last year was about Greece and Italy, but suddenly everyone's talking about whether Spain will be the Too Big To Save Eurozone economy that explodes the Global economy. Scotty Barber at Reuters has put together a fantastic set of charts on the Spanish economy.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology's agreement to improve the lot of its 1.2 million workers in China who make Apple Inc's iPads and iPhones is a signal that China is losing its title as the world's...