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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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Does healthy eating cost you more?

24 years ago tomorrow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created World Diabetes Day held each ...

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Are potato chips the new cigarette?

Last spring, a colleague and I had just wrapped up another day at a joint claims and underwriting audit in ...

STORY URL: http://media.swissre.com/documents/Are_Potato_Chips_new_Cigarette.pdf
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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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Of mom and meat

"Well it doesn't make sense to have Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey so I just won't cook." Her arms ...

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How food is irrelevant in feeding 9 billion- my perspective

Once upon a time, in ancient India (actually South India), there lived a great Tamil poet and philosopher called Saint ...

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Mein Weg zu mehr Lebensqualität und weniger Welthunger

Es gibt kaum ein Problem, bei dem wir Konsumenten so viel mit so einfachen Massnahmen erreichen können, wie im Bereich ...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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Re-imagining food

Every year, more than a trillion eggs are laid globally by hens kept in horrific conditions in battery farms. Josh ...

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How do you feed the world without starving the planet?

This headline on cnn.com caught my attention for a number of reasons. One, I just attended the Swiss Re ...

STORY URL: How do you feed the world without starving the planet?
With 7.1 billion mouths to feed, and plenty more on the way, the world needs to find new ways to feed its citizens.

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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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