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Russia calls for talks with Kiev after separatist elections

Moscow says vote should be respected but stops short of recognising Donetsk and Luhansk as independent<p>Russia has given cautious backing to a vote in separatist regions of east Ukraine, which local rebels said proved they would never again be ruled by Kiev. Russia has not recognised the Donetsk and …

Corporations Should Mean What They Say on Sustainability

Nowadays, it seems like every big company promotes an image of sustainability. A common example is the now-ubiquitous hotel-bathroom notice invoking …

Greenwashing: how companies abuse the green movement for money

<b>It is no lie that sustainable or green products sell well. However, be careful with what you claim. Before you know it, you are guilty of</b> …

Unpicking the link between laissez-faire economics and corporate greenwashing

Research says firms greenwash less and engage in more substantive CSR in countries which emphasise individual responsibility<p>When it comes to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, many assume that a culture of corporate individualism leads companies to seek as much reputational benefit …

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5 products that claim to be sustainable, greenwashing all the way to the bank

From SeaWorld’s “Cup That Cares” to an underground beer fridge – these products are touting green creds that may not exist<p>Painting a green veneer on consumer goods is far from a new marketing tactic. In 1992, the US Federal Trade Commission issued its first “Green Guide” aimed at squelching …

Naomi Klein: the hypocrisy behind the big business climate change battle

I denied climate change for longer than I care to admit. I knew it was happening, sure. But I stayed pretty hazy on the details and only skimmed most news stories. I told myself the science was too complicated and the environmentalists were dealing with it. And I continued to behave as if there was …

Can Ukraine Succeed This Time?

The victory of mainstream pro-European parties in Ukraine's parliamentary elections on Sunday is welcome, though hardly surprising, given the war and …

Teargas, clashes in Ukraine over language law | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Police fired teargas and used batons to disperse hundreds of protesters in Kiev on Wednesday after parliament voted to make Russian, rather than Ukrainian, the main language in schools and local government in some parts of the former Soviet republic.<p>The clashes occurred after …

Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday that the rebel elections, due to take place this weekend, should "go ahead as agreed" and Russia will "recognise the results".<p>The remarks were seen as one of Moscow's most overt acts of support to date for the separatists …

Heavy shelling breaks out near Donetsk after Ukraine poll | DW | 27.10.2014

Heavy shellfire broke out again on Monday on the outskirts of the pro-Russian stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a day after a parliamentary …

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The Art of the Umbrella Movement

HONG KONG -- Born of political frustrations, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has blossomed into a vibrant exhibition of the artistry and inventiveness of the city's youth. Pro-democracy demonstrators are transforming a major swath of the city into a canvas, with much of the imagery focused on the …

Climate Change May Cause 'Serious, Pervasive And Irreversible' Damage: Report

OSLO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the worst.<p>Delegates from more than 100 governments and top …

Ukraine leader wins pro-West mandate but wary of Russia

KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine’s parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and to steer the country further away from Russia’s orbit towards mainstream Europe.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama hailed Sunday’s election …