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UK will ratify Paris agreement by the end of the year, says Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the UK will backs it commitment to climate change by ratifying the Paris Agreement “before the end of the …

How to do a plank correctly: 3 mistakes most people make

A plank is a great exercise — it works your entire body, from your butt to your core and shoulders. It’s a favorite of Dolvett Quince’s, resident trainer on The Biggest Loser, because, “It gives you upper body strength, lower body strength and it strengthens your core,” he told TODAY.<p>Though, it’s …

Workouts

Brexit specter rocks global financial markets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global financial markets dived on Friday as media reports forecast that British voters had opted to leave the European …

Britain passes historic milestone with first days of coal-free power | Financial Times

It was a historic moment — the first time the UK’s electricity was supplied without burning any coal.<p>The milestone was passed last week — on seven …

Fossil Fuels

50th Anniversary of The Cultural Revolution in China: Pictures

Beijing

The key to halting climate change: admit we can't save everything

Climate change, and human resistance to making the changes needed to halt it, both continue apace: 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history, we may be on the brink of a major species extinction event in the ocean, and yet political will is woefully lacking to tackle this solvable problem.<p>Why …

The foul reign of the biological clock | Moira Weigel

It seems like the concept of the biological clock has been with us forever. In fact, the metaphor was invented in the late 1970s. And it has been used to reinforce sexist ideas ever since<p>I wasted years with x!” I have never heard a straight man say this. But when a woman does, after a breakup, …

Fertility

They escaped war. They made it to Turkey. Now, refugees are going back to Syria.

KILIS, Turkey — Near the busy Turkish border town of Kilis on a recent day, trucks carrying cement bags lined the road, with tired-looking drivers …

Are these the seven most sustainable cities? - in pictures

Landmarks around the world went dark for Earth Hour this weekend but many cities are making longer term moves towards sustainability. From Hamburg’s coffee pod ban to São Paulo’s ad-free streets – seven cities taking radical steps

São Paulo

New approaches needed to meet sustainable development challenges

The international community needs to find new and innovative ways of working together if it is to meet the goals laid out in the UN's new Sustainable …

Are Indigenous Women Key to Sustainable Development?

By Valentina Ieri<br>UNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 2016 (IPS)“We, indigenous women want to be considered as part of the solution for sustainable development, …

Gold, silver, and platinum are going crazy

The US central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.25% to 0.50%, and it cut the number of rate hikes it expects to undertake in 2016 from four to two.<p>That sent the dollar sharply downward, which in turn has given the price of raw materials across the globe a big boost. That rally …

Gold miner Kinross forecasts brighter 2016 production, costs

TORONTO (Reuters) - Kinross Gold Corp (K.TO), squeezed by slumping prices and production declines, expects to shake off a money-losing 2015 with record output and lower costs this year, the world’s fifth-largest producer by output said on Wednesday.<p>Chief Executive Paul Rollinson said the …

Business (Canada)

10 Mantras That Will Get You Immense Peace Of Mind, Spirit and Energy

Mantra is a sound, a word or a phrase that has <b>powerful meaning and significance.</b> This is why the meaning of the words in a mantra are as important as …

Russia is doubling down on gold

Look more closely, said my friend. It isn't private or institutional investors buying. It is Russia. Russia's total reserves in US dollars have fallen recently (as you'd expect given the oil price collapse), but its holdings of gold are up by 30% since 2014. Russia now holds as many ounces of gold …

What Economists Don't Get About Climate Change

Economists tend to see climate change as a big optimization problem: Weigh the potential costs of future disasters against the benefits of …

Reinvent the toilet, save the world? Ecuador is betting on it.

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador — The composting toilet is adorable; all cheery plastic curves in a bright Smurf blue. It seems to belong in a playhouse.<p>Outside, roosters strut and crow, pigs snort and snuffle in their cinderblock pens, and a gaggle of children race around the countryside east of Guayaquil, …

10 Ways to Make Your Choices Easier

Sometimes it seems like we spend the entire day making choices.<p>Get up or hit snooze?<br>• Dress or pants?<br>• Hair up or down?<br>• Pack lunch or eat out?<br>• Chicken or fish?<p>And those are the easy ones.<p>Break up or stay together?<br>• Start a new business or keep the job?<br>• Move to a new town ... or stay?<p>By the end of the day, …

You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep enough, you will lose." My brother, who just won the South German bodybuilding championship in his weight category last Sunday, told me.<p>Like food and exercise, sleep is a major pillar of your health.<p>In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, …

11 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love More Than Chocolate Cake

Sometimes healthy eating resolutions can make you feel like you’re giving up all the things you love. And while donut Sundays and pizza + beer Wednesdays might temporarily be on hold, you can still indulge in that one treat that makes all your troubles go away — chocolate. That’s right, *healthy* …

What Do We Need to Turn the Sustainable Development Goals' Idealism Into Reality?

The good news is that countries can reverse historic trends. Indeed some governments are already exceeding expectations on key health goals.<p>On maternal mortality, for example, according to the latest Overseas Development Institute (ODI) research, many developing countries are already working to …

Is Renewable Energy Starting to Bend the Carbon Curve?

"This is what effective climate action looks like," tweeted Mary Nichols presenting this graph showing that California's drop in emissions is <i>not</i> due to a reduced economy.<p>Since 2006, the state has had a renewable energy standard requiring the addition of more clean power - now, in 2015, clean energy …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Time Management

To Make Cities More Sustainable, Let Go of Tradition

A conversation with Gabriel Metcalf on his new book, Democratic by Design.<p>“Things aren’t right in America today”: In his important new book on social innovation, Gabriel Metcalf—executive director of the urban policy think tank SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association) and a …

A 35-Minute Yoga Class to Strengthen Your Legs and Butt

There's nothing like that stretched-out, super-relaxed feeling you get after an hour of moving to the rhythm of our breath during a yoga class. But …

Selling Solar to Rural Africa is Emerging as a Hot Market

After years of fits and starts, startups and big businesses are finally starting to pay attention to the solar market in rural corners of the …

Contagion from the energy market is coming

As Brent crude hits 11-year lows, it's worth thinking about why it is so low and what the likely outcomes will be. Warren Mosler has a view I think works regarding the Saudis as swing producer, targeting quantity instead of price and I want to run this concept by you to understand where this is …