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What it will take to become a Type 1 civilization

I've recently watched a very thought-provoking TED Talk by Neill Blomkamp, the young South-African filmmaker who brought us "District 9" ...

STORY URL: TEDxVancouver - Neill Blomkamp - 11/21/09
About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people toget...

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Solar ~ Hut(s)

The story is simple - There are very hot sunny days in many parts of the Earth. The question is simple ...

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Vivre plus longtemps - enjeux financiers, enjeux de société

Un panel organisé lors de la célébration des 150 ans de Swiss Re à Paris s’est concentré sur une ...

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Vive les vieux - Living longer lives: A risk or opportunity?

Swiss Re's 150 Years Anniversary in Paris brought together more than 500 guests at l'Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild ...

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Solar Impulse - un moyen extraordinaire...

Bertrand Piccard, initiateur et président du projet Solar Impulse, a trouvé un moyen extraordinaire pour démontrer ce que le courage ...

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Is it really worth living longer?

According to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 38.2% of Europeans or 165 million people suffered from a ...

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Work less, live longer

According to the (very left leaning) New Economic Forum, a shift to a 30-hour working week would "help to address ...

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Join us in New York and online for Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC, marking its 5th anniversary in 2013, is the global summit that has become a key event on ...

STORY URL: Climate Week NYC
Join us for the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC. See you there, September 23-29, 2013.

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Goodbye plastic ocean gyres!

My war on plastics began when I first heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Then I found out there ...

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Martthi Athisaari on intergenerational equity

When it comes to discussions about ageing society, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, notes ...

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Does environmental protection bury the nuclear phase-out?

As potential solutions for a nuclear phase-out in Switzerland become more concrete, they reveal a trade-off for environmental groups and ...

STORY URL: Energiewende: Grüner Atomausstieg liegt noch in weiter Ferne - Schweiz Nachrichten - NZZ.ch
Ein neuer Bewertungsindex der Umweltverbände beurteilt die Umsetzung des Atomausstiegs kritisch. Dabei zeigen sich auch ökologische Zielkonflikte. Der Index selbst dürfte die Harmonie zwischen den...

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Spanish innovation in clean transport

I've just returned from my summer holidays in Spain during which I was on a unique catamaran. The boat represents ...

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Who will care for our generation?

The latest statistics from the British Heart Foundation reveal the worrying and continuing trend in childhood obesity and the impact ...

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Millenial trouble

In its latest quarterly report on household debt and credit, the New York Federal Reserve broke the happy news that ...

STORY URL: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/millennials-in-their-parents-basements/?_r=0

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Profiling the risks in wind and solar

According to "Profiling the risks in wind and solar", a recently published study by CorSo Environmental & Commodity Markets and ...

STORY URL: Renewable energy risk management and the institutional investor | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Profiling the risks in wind and solar, a joint study by Swiss Re and Bloomberg...

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