Derek Schweitzer

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With NAFTA in Trump’s crosshairs, Mexico’s border factories brace for the unknown

<b>By Tracy Jan,</b> <i>The Washington Post</i>EL PASO – If you sleep on a memory foam mattress, chances are good that its fabric cover was made here in a small …

Turn Your Local Streets Into A Map That Reveals The Character Of Your Neighborhood

Seen side by side, it isn’t hard to guess which of two tiny street maps depicts part of Portland, Oregon, and which shows the sprawl of car-centric Irvine, California.<p>A new data visualization tool takes a square-mile snapshot of any city and converts it into a simple graphic diagram that can be …

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

<b>New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.</b><p>When talking about <i>Science and the City</i>, I’m often asked about the earliest days of urbanization – when and where did we build the first ‘proper’ city? What influence did those early settlements have on their …

Urban Planning

Finland is having so few kids, deaths just outnumbered births for the first time in 77 years

But according to new data from the federal statistics bureau Statistics Finland, the small Nordic country saw its death rate eclipse its birth rate for the first time since 1940.<p>While 52,645 children were born in 2016, 53,629 people — a difference of just 984 — died in the same period.<p>Declining …

Five Sustainable Brands Changing the Clothing Industry

We’re in a period of change. The internet’s rapid dissemination of content has proven a double-edged sword. The shifting geopolitical landscape …

What the King of Hawaii Can Teach Us About Trump

A political fable from 1819.<p>To the ever-expanding literature of How to Explain Trump, I’d like to add a short little fable. It was first told 35 years ago by Alasdair MacIntyre, one of our greatest living philosophers, but it concerns an actual event that took place in the kingdom of Hawaii in …

Political Science

How Nomads Can Save North Africa

If nomadic life flourishes, the desert will have its guardians; the incentive to cooperate with jihadists will shrink.<p>“The life of nomads is nearly …

5 ways the new connected agriculture world changed in 2016

The world of agriculture technology, or agtech, is rapidly evolving from an industry entrenched in tradition to one that is fast embracing change. It’s automating laborious tasks and providing farmers and growers with greater knowledge and insight into their crops than ever before. As technology …

15 Unforgettable Trips To Plan In 2017

At the beginning of 2016, I left my job at a travel magazine to strike out on my own as a freelance travel writer. What I didn’t know at the time is …

Hometown Originals and Origin Bonds: A Wealth of New Roasters in 2016

It’s not particularly surprising that in a full calendar year across the wide United States, there are quite a few coffee shops that open, given the …

5 Outdoor Quotes that Will Inspire You to Get Outside!

Prepare to be Inspired...<p>Even the most dedicated adventurers sometimes need a little inspiration to get outside. With that in mind, we've gathered …

Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate Central<p>Solar power capacity in the US will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has …

Renewable Energy

Researchers worldwide have come up with many innovative ways to make sense of gentrification – and perhaps even prevent its worst effects. Douglas Murphy crunches the numbers<p>Gentrification is a word on many lips. Property values, rent rises, people displacement, speculative development, offshore …

Urban Design

Where to put the next billion people

Richard T. T. Forman and Jianguo Wu call for global and regional approaches to urban planning.<p>Subject terms:<p>Geography<br>• Society<br>• Policy<p>By 2030, 1.1 …

This doomsday clock tells you when Japan's sex problem will cause the country to go extinct

According to a countdown clock put together by researchers at Tohoku University, that's the date Japan's population will dwindle to one.<p>For 25 years, the country has had falling fertility rates, coinciding with widespread aging. The worrisome trend has now reached a critical mass known as a …

Column: When industrial-scale farming is the sustainable path

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> In her new book “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland,” published Sept. 6, Miriam Horn follows …

Who Are The Real Gentrifiers Of New York City?

"The End of Black Harlem", as argued by Michael Henry Adams in <i>The New York Times</i>, is rapidly approaching. The trend is evident in the analysis of Census data from 2000 to 2010 by City University of New York's, Center for Urban Research. Data shows that the Black population in Harlem has fallen …

15 Healthier, Vegan Versions of All Your Junk Food Favorites

We all like to treat ourselves to some junk food every now and again. Even though those foods are usually high in fats, sugar, salt, calories, and …

Dessert

18 No-Bake High-Protein Energy Bites for Easy Fueling

Pre-make these snacks for a handy energy boost.<p>It can be easy to overeat when training for a race: Once you finish with that afternoon run it’s tempting to reach for a bag of cookies or chips, but take a pause. Instead, it may just be perfect moment to indulge in an energy bite—a no-bake ball of …

These Banana Oat Nut Bars Make The Perfect Pocket Fuel

On-the-bike fuel has been on my mind a lot these days. What is your go-to? I’ve toyed around with some gels and—to my surprise—I actually happen to …

FasCat’s Tour de France training plan

It’s that time of the year again — the 2016 Tour De France is getting ready to roll out. Virtually all of us won’t be taking the start in Mont …

4 Speed Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Age-group runner Julie Thienel of Maryland doesn’t like the track, but she does like speed work. “I think the road much better mimics race conditions …

4 Breakfast Bowls Healthier Than Cereal

Kick your cold-cereal habit to the curb with these ultra-nutritious breakfast bowl alternatives<p>A recent survey revealed that a whopping 93 percent of Americans are cold cereal consumers, which is okay—sort of. Cold cereal is convenient and can be nutritious if you choose wisely, but that's hard to …

8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should have

1/<p>A Scrubba Bag for washing clothes<p>A packable "washing machine," the Scrubba is a lightweight, compactable bag that claims to launder your clothes as …

Poll: Sanders would make best VP draw for Clinton

Bernie Sanders would draw the most voters to Hillary Clinton in November, while Sarah Palin would have the opposite effect on Donald Trump on the Republican ticket — at least according to the results of a Monmouth University survey released Thursday.<p>The survey of 803 registered voters nationwide …

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An All-Volunteer Squad Of Farmers Is Turning Florida Lawns Into Food

In Florida, homeowners have a propensity for landscaping. They take great pride in the green carpet of grass in front of their homes. But one Florida man is working on a project that's turning his neighbors' lawns into working farms.<p>Chris Castro has an obsession — turning the perfectly manicured …

Farming

Smaller, lighter Garmin Forerunner 735XT multisport GPS watch gets wrist HR measurement

Garmin has expanded their Forerunner multisport GPS watch line with the new Forerunner 735XT that tracks your heart rate 24/7 to help show recovery …

Weekend Workshop: Caffeinate in style with this DIY cold-brew coffee drip tower

<i>Need something to keep you busy this weekend? Look no further. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column where we showcase a badass DIY project that</i> …

Coffee