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LinkedIn, Airbnb match disaster survivors with rooms. Kids Win Again In Global Warming Lawsuit Blaming. And more…

LinkedIn, Airbnb match refugees with jobs, disaster survivors with rooms

The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View, California February 6, 2013.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo

The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain View, California February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/File Photo

As the refugee crisis was unfolding in Europe last year, the social impact team at professional networking site LinkedIn had an idea: why not use its expertise to connect the new arrivals with companies willing to employ them?  Early this year, LinkedIn launched “Welcome talent”, a micro-site in English and Arabic that puts migrants to Sweden – which took in 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015 – in touch with local companies offering internships and jobs.  The Silicon Valley tech firm is exploring the potential to expand the pilot project, which advertises some 400 jobs, and says it was not a one-off…

 

Kids Win Again In Lawsuit Blaming Gov’t For Not Fighting Global Warming

Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court.  Again.  In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the ongoing climate case brought by these youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County  Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill re-ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate a carbon emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science…

 

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