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Sustainable development, science, and the UN | Ars Technica

The UN is crafting sustainable development goals. It needs scientists' involvement.<p>In 2000, the UN set eight international development goals, known …

Sustainability

The Moneyless Man who gave up on cash and embraced foraging and farming

Mark Boyle chose to go without money for three years. Now he has begun a community smallholding that is as cash-free as possible – and is opening the world’s first free pub<p>Mark Boyle proved how, in a world dominated by money, he could live in Britain surviving entirely without cash – by bartering, …

Agriculture

Biggest food and drink companies found to be ignoring impact on climate

CDP analysis finds fewer than a quarter of big food, beverage and tobacco brands report agricultural emissions<p>The vast majority of the world’s biggest food, beverage and tobacco companies are ignoring their largest climate impacts by failing to disclose emissions from agricultural production, …

General Mills
Agriculture

You'll Be Shocked By How Many Kids Are Too Hungry To Learn In Class

The vast majority of teachers and principals routinely see students that are “too hungry to learn,” according to a report released Tuesday by the No Kid Hungry organization.<p>The organization, which works to end child hunger, surveyed more than 1,000 teachers and principals around the country for the …

What Every Voter Should Know About Public Choice Theory

<b>...and Why It May Determine the Next President</b><p>If you really want to understand the unfolding presidential race, check out a little-known economic theory called "public choice." Public choice theory argues that economic self-interest is the driving force of politics. According to public choice …

Economics