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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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Older People are Happier

Laura Carstensen, Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, discusses the paradox of ageing. In this video, Laura presents research ...

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Chinese middle class

By 2050, some 1 billion Chinese will have reached a western middle class lifestyle. Every ecologist and most economists know ...

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New cities - building on top and between

Architect Alfredo Brillembourg talks about the importance of sustainability with any new building project. New city elements should not be ...

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If New York can't handle it ...

Elisabeth Champ has volunteered in the wake of disasters in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines. She talks about her experience ...

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How can we ensure food security?

Swiss Re's Clarence Wong, Chief Economist Asia, talks about food security challenges in emerging markets. His own grandmother was a ...

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The Great Energy challenge - quiz

One of my favourite magazines, National Geographic, has been for decades an active contributor on the topic of energy, producing ...

STORY URL: Great Energy Challenge Quizzes
Test yourself on home heating, fuel, natural gas, and other energy topics.

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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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Better understanding of longevity risks

The portion of elderly people in population becomes larger and larger because of longer life expectancy and decreases of fertility ...

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Plastics or Us

I just watched Tapped, a documentary on the meteoric rise in usage of bottled water and beverages, and the cost ...

STORY URL: Tapped
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. The documentary is...

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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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Who is funding the research?

The so-called 'dementia epidemic' is thought to be as a result of our changing demographic profile with regard to longer ...

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Education and development

The New York Times reports on two diametrically opposed approaches to providing education to the world's poorest children. The scope ...

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Latin America's future is Swiss Re's future

It was announced today that Robert Azevedo, Brazil's ambassador to the World Trade Organization, has been selected to be the ...

STORY URL: Innovative solutions for Latin America
Social innovation and entrepreneurship featured strongly on the agenda at the World Economic Forum on Latin America, where, as co-chair of the meeting, I had the opportunity to participate in a nu...

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Risk and international growth

At an event in London, Swiss Re chief economist, Kurt Karl, has predicted that in the year 2025 eight of ...

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