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The Atlantic

Jeremy Raff

28 April 2016

Texas, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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The Rio Grande River runs between the border of the United States and Mexico and supplies water to 5 million people across the nations. With wildfires continuously threatening the health of the river, an international...

Roads & Kingdoms

Amy Yee

28 August 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh, whose garment industry is second only to China’s in size, is responding to both international and domestic pressure and undergoing the most radical revamping of worker safety it has ever seen, in large par...

The Huffington Post

Michael Hobbes

17 July 2015

Bangladesh

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Eliminating sweatshops and child labor depends on regulation, not consumers' preferences, as supply chains have become so complex and obscure as to prevent simple labels from being valuable.

The Guardian

Amy Yee

14 July 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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In the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse, Bangladeshi civilians—often first on the scene of disasters in poorer countries–are being trained to support emergency teams.

The Nation

Amy Yee

22 May 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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After a major fire, labor standards in Bangladesh are improving, but workers must have a voice if these changes are to be sustainable.

The Washington Post

Amy Yee

23 April 2015

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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In the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster, more than 200 clothing brands pledged to make their source factories compliant with international safety standards under two international agreements, using laws and rules ...

The Globe and Mail

John Lorinc

20 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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New York City suffered from fires that erupted in overcrowded, run-down apartments. Then the city sleuthed through residential records and found that landlords who foreclosed let their properties fall apart and ignore...

NPR

Amy Yee

17 January 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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After the deadliest garment factory disaster in history killed more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers in 2013, two new international groups conducted inspections of more than 1,700 factories and imposed higher safety sta...

The New York Times Magazine

Paul Tullis

19 September 2013

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, United States

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Between climate change and an ever increasing population, wildfires are becoming more and more of an annual challenge to mitigate, with firefighters and policy makers walking a thin edge between the need for natural b...

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