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What do luxury designers Max Mara, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton all have in common? They have all been accused of plagiarism — or, more specifically, cultural appropriation of intricate designs that have emerged from indigenous cultures in Mexico, Laos, Thailand, Africa, Romania and elsewhere. Fashion and its discontents Indigenous groups across the […]> Read More
Sea turtles are getting sorely needed help in Lagos, an African megacity on the coast of Nigeria. They have Doyinsola Ogunye, a law-school graduate from the University of Lagos and an accomplished community organizer, to thank. Ogunye links her work in the community with ecological activism, organizing beach cleanups that brings dozens of local kids […]> Read More
Once upon a time, the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, often likened to “Shangri-La,” made a name for itself by measuring and promoting its Gross National Happiness, and these days it claims to have achieved “universal happiness” among its Buddhists citizens. But there is a serious dark side to this near-mythic land: Ethnic cleansing, drug […]> Read More
Residents of Homonhon, an island in the central Philippines, are hoping that an endangered species can help them send four nickel-mining companies packing. To battle the huge ecological impacts of these open-pit mines, Homonhon locals are turning to Philippine environmental law to help them protect rainforests and other landscapes not yet damaged by mining. Where […]> Read More