As More Companies Make Net-Zero Pledges, Some Aren’t as Good as They Sound

At COP26, the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, governments and businesses put forward ambitious-sounding plans to de-carbonize. But a closer look beneath the surface shows many corporate “net-zero”…

Here’s What Caused the Largest Cosmic Explosion Ever Seen

It was only last October that telescopes spotted a gamma ray burst—caused by the collapse of a black hole—that was so powerful astronomers quickly dubbed it BOAT, for…

Russia’s War Could Cause Environmental Disasters in Ukraine_1

During a lull between air raid warnings earlier this month, Iryna Nikolaieva sat in a stairwell of a Kyiv bomb shelter where she had been living for three…

Suicide Rates Don’t Increase in Winter

There’s a long-enduring idea in the media that suicide rates peak in the winter months, when days get darker earlier, stress levels seem to rise, and the so-called…

EU weighs new rules on payments in challenge to Visa, Mastercard

The ECB’s TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) system will let people and companies in Europe transfer euros to each other within seconds and regardless of the opening hours…

EU anti-fraud body says UK owes €2bn for textile import ‘scam’, UK denies wrongdoing

The amount is by far the largest ever recommended by OLAF to be recovered. Yearly, it usually urges overall recoveries below €1 billion from multiple frauds. In 2015,…

Nike files lawsuit against StockX for selling sneaker NFTs

“StockX is minting NFTs that feature Nike trademarks in pre-eminent fashion, it promotes them exploiting the Nike brand name, and is selling these NFTs at heavily inflated prices…

Amazon entices warehouse employees to grocery unit with higher pay

This move, known as labor sharing, highlights how the ecommerce giant is reallocating some of its vast workforce to handle a spike in online sales of groceries, as…

Textile fibers can now be produced from mussel byssus

Who would have thought it? Waste could be the best current alternative to polluting raw materials, or to those with an overly heavy carbon footprint. Robin Maquet and…

PETA hails McCartney, Telfar, and Dr Martens in its 2020 Fashion Awards

It hailed Stella McCartney as having the Best Catwalk Moment for bringing an animal rights message to Fashion Week and said the Collaboration Award was won by Dr…