Zaha Hadid Deflects Responsibility for Over 500 Qatar World Cup Worker Deaths

February 27, 2014 by  
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Zaha Hadid’s Al Wakrah stadium for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has raised eyebrows since it was first revealed, but a shockingly high number of construction deaths are threatening to cast a sinister shadow over the yonic structure. According to The Guardian, more than 500 Indian migrant workers have reportedly died in construction preparations for the World Cup. When The Guardian asked for her thoughts, Hadid replied that it is “not my duty as an architect to look at it.” Read the rest of Zaha Hadid Deflects Responsibility for Over 500 Qatar World Cup Worker Deaths Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: al wakrah stadium , architect liability , construction deaths , indian migrant workers , migrant worker deaths , migrant workers , qatar 2022 world cup stadium , qatar labor laws , Qatar World Cup , world cup construction , world cup stadium , yonic architecture , zaha hadid        

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Journalist Goes Undercover to Document Life as a Worker in a Bangladesh Sweatshop

October 20, 2013 by  
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When you buy a piece of clothing, chances are high that you purchasing the work of someone living in Bangladesh . Journalist, Raveena Aulakh decided to go undercover as an employee in a Bangladeshi sweatshop for four days. There, she witnessed children as young as nine laboring twelve hour days on the floor of the factory. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bangladesh , child labor , fast fashion , garment industry , Raveena Aulakh , sweatshop , undercover report        

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Obama Suspends Bangladesh Trade Perks Over Worker Rights

June 28, 2013 by  
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Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters President Obama has suspended Bangladesh’s duty-free trade privileges in an effort to pressure the government to improve working conditions for garment workers . The move comes after a clothing factory collapsed in April, killing 1,129 workers and shone an international light on the dismal conditions faced by workers that make clothes for brands like Gap Inc and Walmart. Read the rest of Obama Suspends Bangladesh Trade Perks Over Worker Rights Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bangladesh factory collapse , duty free exports , ecouterre , garment worker rights , labor union , News , president obama , safety reform , trade restrictions , white house revokes Bangladesh trade privileges        

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Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation

October 19, 2012 by  
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This week Cyberdyne unveiled a robotic exoskeleton called HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) that allows its wearer to carry superhuman loads while shielding them from radiation. With the Fukushima nuclear disaster still fresh in Japan’s national memory, the research team designed HAL to aid workers in dismantling the damaged power plant. The most incredible part is that the suit can be controlled by brainwaves! A network of sensors monitors electric signals coming from the user’s brain and uses them to activate the robot’s limbs in unison with the worker’s, allowing them to move without supporting the suit’s weight. As such, the 130-pound suit is barely noticeable to those wearing it. Read the rest of Cyberdyne Creates Mind-Controlled Robot Exoskeleton to Protect Fukushima Workers from Nuclear Radiation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bionic suit , cyberdyne , exoskeleton suit , Fukushima , HAL , hybrid assistive limb , Iron Man , mind controlled robot exoskeleton , radiation protection , robots

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Biopesticides, Farm Worker Pensions, School Salad Bars and Farm Camps Win NRDC Awards

April 29, 2011 by  
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“Renegade lunch lady’ chef Ann Cooper with kids “eating the rainbow” Fungi to fight plant pests?

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Sustainable Blooms at the Royal Wedding, Celebrities Against Dogfighting, and More

April 29, 2011 by  
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Photo: Rune Hellestad/Corbis While we’re still waiting to hear more of the green details from today’s royal wedding — were there sustainable materials in that Alexander McQueen dress? What organic foods were served at the reception

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Are Micronutrients a More Efficient Path to Food Aid Abroad?

April 29, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Build Nutrition Sir Richard’s Condoms and Tom’s Shoes aren’t the only folks pursuing a “buy one, gift one” model of business and philanthropy at the same time. A new supplement company is hoping to use the market for prenatal vitamins in rich countries to help fight nutrient deficiencies in pregnant women and unborn children in poorer nations

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Why We Must Learn From The Biosphere To Build Green Economies

April 29, 2011 by  
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