COVID-19 Has Devastated U.S. Prison Populations

Mario Smith first broke out in cold sweats on Nov. 21. He thought it was just exhaustion from working maintenance shifts at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in…

China Launches Satellite to Assist Exploration of Moon’s Far Side

China launched a lunar satellite designed to play a critical role in its competition with the U.S. to be the leader in exploration of the moon. The Queqiao-2…

Climate Change

Preventing the next pandemic will require not only investment into infectious disease prevention and management, but a tectonic shift in our policies for global development more broadly. We…

Siberia Burned. Arctic Ice Shrank. This Was the World’s Hottest September Ever

Well, we’ve done it again. Last month was the warmest September on record, blazing past September 2019’s record global average by 0.05°C, and 2016’s by 0.08°C, according to…

As China e-commerce booms, private equity sees room for growth in storage space

But as Chinese consumers embarked on an online shopping spree, demand has soared from appliance makers, express delivery firms and e-commerce companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd…

Diamond producers on the offensive against synthetic gemstones

In 2015, mining groups De Beers, Alrosa and Rio Tinto, which account for 75% of the world’s diamond output, set up the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), to promote…

LVMH cuts ties to crocodile farms criticized by animal rights group

“The LVMH group and its suppliers ceased all trading in 2014 with the farms named by Peta,” LVMH said on Friday, adding that it sources its crocodile skins…

Sainsbury’s-Asda store disposal plan falls short of watchdog’s demands

The two groups also said the UK competition regulator’s provisional view on Sainsbury’s agreed 7.3 billion pound takeover of Walmart owned Asda amounted to “prohibition in all but…

Tesco UK to cut net 800 jobs in cost-cutting drive

The supermarket group, the UK’s largest private sector employer with a staff of over 310,000, said the role of “people manager” and “compliance manager” will be removed from…

UK shoppers hit pause button on fashion purchases as Brexit looms

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said total retail sales were up by a tiny 0.5% year-on-year, which is a lot slower than the 2.2% increase that had been…