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Animals “even more affected” by disasters than people

When it comes to dealing with disasters, such as the deadly flooding in Colombia and Peru in recent days, animals are “even more affected” than people.

That’s the informed view of Eugenia Morales, who is the disasters project manager for the international animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection.

Ms Morales took part in last month’s UN Disaster Risk Reduction conference for the Americas, in Montreal, Canada.

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“Don’t politicize data,” sustainable entrepreneur urges

Eco-friendly innovators need to use clear and un-politicized data to “let people understand” the environmental impact of their actions.

That’s according to Julie Moffitt, cofounder of ForeLight Inc., a biomanufacturer of naturally derived replacements for colours and dyes used in the cosmetic, food and animal feed industries.

Ms Moffitt was at UN Headquarters as a competitor in MIT Solve, a project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in which applicants pitched their sustainable innovations to a panel of judges and shared ideas with other applicants.