Daniel Beg

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In Arabian Desert, a Sustainable City Rises

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Back in 2007, when the government here announced its plan for “the world’s first zero-carbon city” on the outskirts …

A truly feminist government would consider the plight of Indigenous men

The government of so-called evidence-based decision making is ignoring a glut of evidence that would, in a non-image-obsessed scenario, compel it to …

Indigenous Peoples

Getting to the Heart of the Matter in Rural Africa

Arthur Zang's Cardio-Pad medical tablet enables heart patients in remote areas to receive diagnosis and treatment.<p>Much of Africa lacks access to basic medical care. And as for acute care in rural areas where hospitals and specialists are rare? Even more problematic.<p>But in Cameroon, Arthur Zang is …

Steal This Look: A Rustic Modern Kitchen in the Netherlands

At Jan de Jong Interieur in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands, designer Christien Starkenburg built out a modern kitchen with a white, charcoal, and pale …

'I am sacrificing my life to trigger concern about plastic in India'

Environmentalist Jawahar Kumaran killed himself and left a video protesting about ‘toxic plastic’<p>In late October, the streets of the temple town of Thanjavur were abuzz with Diwali festivities, the skies glittering with fireworks. One home, however, was cloaked in darkness.<p>“We aren’t celebrating …

Pollution

Chernobyl Is Going to Become a Solar Farm

Two Chinese companies have put forth a plan to build a 1 gigawatt solar farm in the area around the abandoned reactor.<p>Two Chinese solar companies have announced a plan to build a large solar farm in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The solar farm is expected to output over 1 gigawatt of power.<p>The …

Google PhotoScan turns your smartphone into a scanner for your old photos

Despite the name, smartphones are generally used for anything but traditional phone related activities -- and one of the most popular usages of the …

10+ Stunning Animal Portraits By Ukrainian Photographer Sergey Polyushko

Sergey Polyushko is a Ukrainian photographer whose portfolio includes everything from architecture and fashion to commercial and street photography. …

Photography

We must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevail

Rising inequality is largely to blame for this electoral upset. Continuing with business as usual is not an option<p>Let it be said at once: Trump’s victory is primarily due to the explosion in economic and geographic inequality in the United States over several decades and the inability of successive …

Globalization

15 Free E-Books That Will Help You Be a Better Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Whether you have only recently started entertaining the thought of striking out on your own or you've been an entrepreneur for a while, we can all agree on one thing, there is always more to learn. The other thing we can all agree on is that trying to find the information you need can be …

Entrepreneurship

10 tips for pitching angel investors

Are you an entrepreneur looking for seed money to get your startup off the ground? Consider approaching angel investors, who often step in to fill …

ExxonMobil is supporting the Paris climate agreement

The energy industry has long resisted efforts to rein in fossil fuel consumption for decades to combat climate change. It is mildly surprising then, that ExxonMobil released a statement earlier this week announcing its support of the Paris climate agreement, which went into effect on November …

Climate

U.S. Takes Major Step Toward Wind and Solar Development

The Obama administration on Thursday took a major step toward encouraging development of renewable energy on federal lands in six Western states by …

Renewable Energy

Now It is Possible to Convert Footsteps on The Flooring into Usable Electricity

We’ve all heard of solar panels and roofs, wind turbines, and even waves generating electricity, but what about the floors, what good can they do in …

Apple Turns Again To A Savvy China For New Ideas And A New Image

We’re not trained to associate China with innovation. Just 10 years ago everyone equated the giant get-rich-quick country with scams to sell shoddy, fake goods at prices equal to the real things. Then the DVD you bought there would get stuck or the tablet PC would freeze. But China has jumped so …

China

World facing biggest mass extinction since dinosaurs - with two thirds of animals wiped out in 50 years

The world is facing the biggest extinction since the dinosaurs, with seven in 10 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles wiped out in just 50 years, a new report warns.<p>The latest Living Planet report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) estimates that by …

What Happened When I Got Up At 4 a.m. Every Day For a Week

The Wall Street Journal calls 4 a.m. the most productive hour, citing powerhouses of industry who swear by getting up early to avoid distractions. …

Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records

Last year renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide, for the first time<p>Think of China and energy today, and you probably think of coal. But as the chief of the International Energy Agency told me recently, that’s changing. In years to come, wind turbines and …

Renewable Energy

ISIL massacres hundreds in Mosul as it rounds up children to use as human shields: reports

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has reportedly massacred hundreds of men and boys in Mosul as fears grow that families are being used as human …

This Brilliant Teen Figured Out How to Make Clean Energy Using a Device That Costs $5

Amazing!<p>Maanasa Mendu thinks she’s cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.<p>On Tuesday, Mendu - a 13-year-old from Ohio - won …

Emily Blunt

3 Hacks to Stop Procrastination

Procrastination can be our worst enemy, yet it's one we struggle with regularly. In today's digital age—with screens always at our fingertips and …

Visit the Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World

The most blissful places on Earth definitely are worth a trip.<p>Looking for a travel destination with great views and friendly people? Try following a cue from the 2016 World Happiness Report.<p>Every year the United Nations measures the quality of life for citizens around the world through surveys and …

Mosquitoes May Meet Their End Thanks to Marlon Brando

An innovative program has nearly eradicated the insects on the late actor's private island, no pesticides or genetic engineering needed.<p>Every year, mosquitoes kill more humans than any other animal—including our fellow humans—due to the deadly diseases they carry, with Zika being merely the latest …

Travellers will pay the price if Canada’s airports are sold

In the 1990s, the federal government privatized Canada's major airports, creating airport authorities that were mandated to operate as not-for-profit self-sustaining businesses benefiting their local communities through economic development, tourism and investment.<p>Since then, airport authorities …

Flying