The drinks company junked its re-use system. Now the oceans are full of rubbish, will it clean up its act?
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To be an American in the world today is to be a citizen of a country rapidly losing its place as a global leader in foreign aid, foreign assistance and even what we once might have considered the moral high ground. There are crises, it seems, in every corner of the globe, including refugee camps in the center of Paris and immigrant detention centers on our own borders. Our leaders are telling us these crises are impossible to solve diplomatically, complex in nature and beyond the scope of what we can or should handle.
And yet on April 6, Representative Barbara Lee along with ten other representatives, sent a letter to the Committee on Appropriations with a simple request—money for famine relief. Money for food, for people who had none. Specifically, a billion dollars.
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Just in its second year, the Fashion Transparency Index ranks 100 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands based on how much information they disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies, and social and environmental consequences.
Adidas and Reebok scored the highest and Dior, L.L. Bean and Forever 21 scored among the lowest in this year’s Fashion Transparency Index.
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Dozens of British troops on Tuesday arrived in South Sudan capital, Juba on a support mission. The troops are expected to provide engineering and medical support to other troops under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Their suppor
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The EU commissioner for migration and home affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos, said that Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway have six months to phase out internal border checks.
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It is open day at the Herts & Essex Fertility Centre, and half a dozen smiling nurses in blue uniforms are offering advice to anxious prospective patients.
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Flint, MI (WNEM) — Mourners arrived at a Flint funeral home to pay their respects and found a stranger in the casket. “I told them ‘that ain’t our mama,'” said Maurice Dunn.
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You’ve probably heard the news that the celebrated post-WW II beating heart of America known as the middle class has gone from “burdened,” to “squeezed” to “dying.” But you might have heard less about what exactly is emerging in its place.
In a new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, Peter Temin, Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, draws a portrait of the new reality in a way that is frighteningly, indelibly clear: America is not one country anymore. It is becoming two, each with vastly different resources, expectations, and fates.
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