Thousands of emperor penguin chicks drowned when the sea-ice on which they were being raised was destroyed in severe weather. The catastrophe occurred in 2016 in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea. Scientists say the colony at the edge of the Brunt Ice Shelf has collapsed with adult birds showing no sign of trying to re-establish the population.
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Designers are responsible for improving sustainable practices across the industry, according to British designer Ross Lovegrove. Lovegrove believes it is designers, rather than brands, that need to set an example when it comes to environmental responsibility.
The global luxury market was worth €920 billion in 2018, a sum combining the €590 billion spent on experiential luxury, up 5% over 2017, and the €330 billion spent on luxury consumer goods (up 3%). In 2025, the market is expected to be worth €1.256 trillion, growing at an average annual rate of 4.6%.
One hundred billion garments are produced every year on average, according to Google. And that’s why the tech firm’s new initiative, the “Fashion Friday Pledge,” is centered on outfit-repeating as a method for reducing climate impact.
Research into the workplace priorities of Millenial and Generation Z employees has found they rank sustainability as a leading concern when evaluating the companies they work for In a wake-up call to employers yet to prioritise the environmental impact of their business practises, new research has found that younger employees rank sustainability among their most important concerns when evaluating the company they work for.
Chennai is now on the brink of a severe water crisis. Resources are fast depleting and the city is worried about getting through the tough summer. But Lakshman Rao, an octogenarian, is confident of tiding over the crisis. This R.A. Puram resident is banking his confidence on a whole lot of things he has done over the years.