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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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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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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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Trading microbes for pesticides

The American Academy of Microbiology have recently published a report in which they claim that improving the understanding of the ...

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For all the tea in Kenya

The Kenyan tea industry is an excellent reminder that insurance does not just follow growth in Africa – it is fundamental ...

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Food security and inequality: something's got to give

Being able to sit in on a 'fishbowl' dialogue session on the topic of food security at Swiss Re's 150 ...

STORY URL: How to Double Global Food Production by 2050 and Reduce Environmental Damage: Scientific American
Five steps, reflected in the maps below, could be taken to help feed the large population predicted for 2050 as well as reduce the sizeable harm agriculture imposes

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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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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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Pesticide hazards

George Monbiot writes in the Guardian about the risk posed by Neonicotinoids, a widely used insecticide: http://www.theguardian.com ...

STORY URL: Neonicotinoids are the new DDT killing the natural world
George Monbiot: UK is collaborating in peddling the corporate line that the toxic insecticides are safe to use – they are anything but

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Changing the norm, rewriting the rules

South African social and serial entrepreneur Vuyisa Qabaka shares his hope that humanity embraces a socially charged mindest. Among many ...

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Bees: food supply = canary: coalmine?

Back in the spring, it seemed like I couldn’t visit my inbox or facebook stream without receiving requests to ...

STORY URL: Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees | Video on TED.com
Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.

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Inspiring the next generation

Since 2007, New York Sun Works (NY Sun Works) has been inspiring urban students to think differently about everything from ...

STORY URL: New York Sun Works
http://nysunworks.org/

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Who cares?

The achievement of longer lives brings with it challenges. Thanks to the reduction of infectious diseases in many countries, this ...

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Importance of Relationships & Later Life

Relationships remain important in older age. In a survey conducted by RELATE with Ipsos MORI, 83% of people over 50 ...

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