Jacelyn Yap

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EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.<p>But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as to how …

Malala Yousafzai learns of Nobel win while sitting in chemistry class

Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai revealed she learnt she had won the Nobel peace prize in her chemistry lesson, as she spoke of her honour at receiving the accolade.<p>Speaking after finishing the school day at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, the 17-year-old said: “I’m proud I’m …

José Mujica: is this the world’s most radical president? | Giles Tremlett

Uruguay’s José Mujica lives in a tiny house rather than the presidential palace, and gives away 90% of his salary. He’s legalised marijuana and gay marriage. But his greatest legacy is governing without giving up his revolutionary ideals<p>Emo Mannise was just 16 when he met Uruguay’s current …

Will All Buildings Be Carbon Neutral by 2050?

By now solar energy is old news. Running a car via veggie oil is uncommon but not shocking. So what’s the next big move for environmentally friendly design? We think inventions like Lono and Edyn are strong contenders, but there’s something even more impressive on the horizon: net-zero buildings.<p>A …

WTF: These Temporary Tattoos LIGHT UP On Your Skin!

Our jaws dropped at the discovery of flexible 3D printed jewelry (filament that drapes like fabric? No way! YES WAY!), and now another high-tech material has been reimagined into something so fluid that you can adhere it completely to your skin like a temporary tattoo — seriously, and we’ll get to …

Edible Water Blobs = the Water Bottles of the Future

Yes, that thing that kind of looks like a giant clear Gusher (or at least that’s how we imagine the experience of imbibing H2O with it would be like) might replace your Dasani bottles someday. Its name is Ooho! which is also probably the sound you made when you saw this, admit it.<p>While Amazi is an …

Major palm oil companies accused of breaking ethical promises

Large palm oil companies that have promised to act ethically have been accused of land grabbing, ignoring human rights and exploiting labour in their African and Asian plantations.<p>In a damning 400-page investigation, the companies are variously charged with impacting on orangutan populations, …

Runaway Global Emissions Make the Two-Degree Global Warming Limit Highly Unlikely

Global greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be eight to 12 billion tonnes higher than target levels in 2020, which means the hope of limiting …

South Africa's rape problem: why the crime remains under-reported

Johannesburg's glitzy shopping arcades, restaurants and leafy suburbs have come to represent the confident, successful face of South Africa. But there is also a violence here, underlined by the country's rape statistics, that unites the townships of the have-nots and the gated communities of the …

Wardrobing: why returning worn clothes is the latest fashion

I remember the last time I did it. My biggest worry was that my heartbeat would give me away. I took a deep breath, told myself to maintain eye contact, drew myself up to my full height and lied my face off. No one ever found out.<p>Until now. According to a survey, one in six women admit to …

Eileen Fisher, Patagonia Pledge to Protect Endangered Forests

Did a tree die for your yoga pants? If you’re a fan of <i>asana</i>-friendly cellulosics such as rayon, viscose, and modal, chances are high that someone …

Alabama Chanin Wins 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge

<i>From left:</i> Natalie Chanin, Mark Davis, Britt Cosgrove, and Marina Polo<p>Natalie Chanin is finally receiving the industry-wide recognition she deserves. …

"The True Cost": A Documentary About the Clothing Industry's Impact

“Growing up I was told this very simple story about where our clothes come from,” Andrew Morgan, director of a new documentary, <i>The True Cost</i>, tells …

Poundland case: a story we couldn't have told without our readers

Almost two years ago, the Guardian asked its readers to help us uncover what was going on with the government's employment schemes. From a response to an FOI filed by Corporate Watch, we had a lead that jobseekers were being made to work unpaid in supermarkets but after making enquires and …

WTF, L'Oreal and Revlon? http://bit.ly/17j40jS

Meet Greens Shop, an Argentinean mens- and womenswear label that combines sustainability with style http://bit.ly/H7lEwQ

Could redesigning the sanitary napkin help fight human trafficking? http://bit.ly/169Y3Y9

To the 22,500 workers in its garment supply chain, Marks and Spencer is listening http://bit.ly/18GnJM9

What's your "slave score"? http://bit.ly/1fI6F9W

What does that $14 T-shirt from Bangladesh REALLY cost? http://bit.ly/1cQKiPB

365 days after Flint and Tinder first started shipping and, well, we've accomplished a lot together. 198,775 garments made, 11 sewing factories put to work, 98,892 yards of elastic used (enough to cover 824 football fields) and if you stacked all 97,000 boxes end to end, it would tower approximately 4,715 stories tall! Want more details? http://blog.flintandtinderusa.com/2013/09/26/its-been-365-days-since-we-first-started-shipping/ Thank you for your support.

Probably the most important movie trailer you'll see this year http://bit.ly/1bMGmiG

Why are cotton farmers in India committing suicide by drinking pesticides? http://bit.ly/1fD8Ldv

How toxic is your outdoor clothing? The answer may surprise you http://bit.ly/19QOGIm

Greenpeace International's Detox program just scored its first-ever textile manufacturer http://bit.ly/19iLmVn

Meet Seawall, an eco-fashion clothing line and brick-and-mortar boutique—with plenty of wares for the gents—that promotes "made in Maine" http://bit.ly/171ppu2

What impact does clothing and textile recycling have on the environment? The EPA clears the air http://bit.ly/19XGm9y

How ethical are high-street clothes?

Never mind exactly what Rihanna is wearing, or where Alexa Chung got her new bag: the pressing news on the high street is about ethics. It's now six months on from the Rana Plaza catastrophe, in which a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, killing at least 1,133, with a further 2,500 injured …