Burning issue: how fashion’s love of leather is fuelling the fires in the Amazon

Devastation … an Amazon blaze this week. Photograph: Joao Laet/AFP/Getty Images The level of destruction is almost impossible to fathom. About 41,000 fires have been recorded by scientists in the Brazilian Amazon since January, with more than half of those in the past three weeks – hence the apocalyptic headlines. Every minute, the equivalent of a football field and a half of the so-called lungs of the Earth is incinerated. The rainforest isn’t just totemic, we know that the future stability of the climate rests on preserving it. To be an onlooker…

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TRAI asks Jio, telcos to settle call drop issue bilaterally Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/trai-asks-jio-telcos-to-settle-call-drop-issue-bilaterally_7435201.html?utm_source=ref_article

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today asked incumbent service providers and new entrant Reliance Jio to settle their interconnection dispute amongst themselves. At a meeting where representatives of both sides met the regulator, the latter told attendees that the matter of points of interconnection (PoI) should first be settled bilaterally, failing which an adjudicator be appointed. For now, both parties have agreed to try and resolve their issues bilaterally. Telecom companies sign agreements with each other under which each company is mandatorily obliged to provide points of interconnection,…

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