FEATURE: How carpet giant Interface hit sustainability milestone while keeping profits on a steady rise

Interface’s sustainability model shows that even large industrial businesses can reduce their carbon footprint significantly using innovative solutions such as recycling abandoned fishnets without compromising profitability.  Business leaders who claim profit and sustainability don’t go together may have to think again as carpet giant Interface have proven otherwise as it reaches major sustainability milestones.  The…

NEWS: NSA spied on UN climate summit negotiations

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show NSA informed US negotiators of rival countries’ strategies and positions before 2009 climate summit. The US National Security Agency (NSA) gathered intelligence from key countries concerning the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009, new documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. The NSA documents show that the US…

INTERVIEW: Can Greenland’s new prime minister strike a balance between an old world and a new economy?

Greenland’s first female prime minister, Aleqa Hammond, on climate change, boosting the economy and the tough decision to lift the ban on uranium extraction. All part of the ongoing development towards a new, independent, Greenland. The world’s largest island is undergoing major change. While global warming causing the ice cap covering most of the country…

NEWS: World’s largest whale shark slaughterhouse uncovered in China

The world’s biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It’s products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products. The largest slaughtering facility for Whale sharks ever seen has been uncovered in southeastern China by Hong Kong based WildLife Risk. The slaughterhouse, operated by China…

NEWS: Rana Plaza collapse victims still waiting for long-term compensation from major international brands

Retailers are still failing to compensate the victims of the disastrous collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed 1,129 people and left thousands of families injured and without work or money. Christmas Eve marks eight months since the collapse of Rana Plaza Factory in Dhaka, reportedly the deadliest disaster in the garment industry.…