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The way food feels

When I was in high school, I took part in a taste experiment where participants were asked to identify the ...

STORY URL: Lawyers of Big Tobacco Lawsuits Take Aim at Food Industry
More than a dozen lawyers who took on Big Tobacco have filed 25 cases asserting that manufacturers like ConAgra Foods and PepsiCo are misleading consumers and violating federal law.

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Solar Impulse: a dramatic finish

Solar Impulse finished its journey across the US this past weekend, but not without some drama. The crew discovered a ...

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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Plant-based Lifestyle

My primary reason for becoming vegan in January 2012 was the ethics of the consumption and exploitation of animals. The ...

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Tube burger to be served in London soon

In the summer of 2011, Mark Post, a professor of physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, made headlines when ...

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Concerned about food security yet?

I was in a jungle in Laos, mud splattered and sweating buckets on a two day bike trek when our ...

STORY URL: UN urges world to eat more insects
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22508439

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Natural Catastrophe risk in Italy

A short violent storm spawned large hail and a powerful tornado in the Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy near ...

STORY URL: Huge tornado strikes northern Italy
Injuries reported as tornado leaves trail of destruction in northern Italy.

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Major earthquakes: important lessons

BBC posted an article with interesting statistics / graphics about the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan, China earthquake, "one of the ...

STORY URL: Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22398684

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Boost for catastrophe insurance in Italy

Perils, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, just announced that it is including earthquake and flood Italy ...

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Managing Seismic Risk in Latin America

I've just returned from WEF Latin America, where we have announced a three-year collaborative project with the GEM Foundation to ...

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Where government should spend money

Are earthquakes Acts of God that we should accept or should we take action? In times of crisis, governments struggle ...

STORY URL: Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece
PlusDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceThe Associated PressA strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck southwestern...

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What if we all ate meat just 2x/week?

Had lunch at our company restaurant and - looking around - became aware once again how thoughtlessly we consume meat daily, just ...

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I've just adopted a solar cell!

Ever dreamed of flying a solar-powered plane? Of getting all your energy from clean, renewable sources? Well, the dream is ...

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