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Independent Greenland 'could not afford' to sign up to Paris climate deal

Fossil fuel exploitation that would trigger a rise in carbon emissions is necessary to support the country financially in its break from Denmark, leaders say, despite it being one of the most climate-affected places in the world<p>One of the parts of the world being hit the hardest by climate change …

What is holding back the growth of solar power?

Solar sector needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and government support to meet bullish growth predictions<p>Sixty years ago, the price of solar panels was astronomical. At a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money, the only practical use for them was in space on the US Vanguard …

Solar Panels

The Cities With The Highest Rents For Prime Office Space [Infographic]

Hong Kong is the most expensive city worldwide to rent prime office space, according to Knight Frank’s Skyscraper Index. The annual rent for a square foot of office space in one of Hong Kong’s towers amounts to $255.50. In second-place New York City, renting a square foot of high-rise office space …

Hong Kong

Cambridge don warns bullying students to stop 'sadistic' Freshers initiations

Freshers' week foolery at Cambridge University leads Professor Sir Alan Fersht to warn students they will become next 'insider traders, exchange rate riggers and corrupt Volkswagen engineers'<p>A Cambridge University master has warned students who "bully" others to take part in drinking games will end …

Secret Teacher: school leaders quickly forget how tough teaching is

I thought that returning to the classroom after leadership would give me a better work-life balance. Then I remembered how hard teachers have it<p>I have recently completed a quest. This quest took several years and led me from the panic-stricken landscape of the newly-qualified teacher (NQT), through …

Teaching

Solar and Wind Just Passed Another Big Turning Point

Wind power is now the cheapest electricity to produce in both Germany and the U.K., even without government subsidies, according to a new analysis by …

These Are the American Cities That Could Be Buried Underwater by 2200

Rising sea-levels will someday put several American cities completely, or partially, underwater. Here are the U.S. cities that could be submerged by …

Could Solar Panels Become The Next Ubiquitous Technology?

Which leads us to another fast-evolving technology: solar photovoltaics. Will it become ubiquitous like washing machines and automobiles? Will solar …

Shadow city: How Chicago became the country's alley capital

When’s the last time you paid attention to alleys?Chances are, unless you’re taking out garbage or trying to squeeze a U-Haul back there, you rarely …

Frank Lloyd Wright

The States Where Students Make Up The Highest Amount Of The Population

A new analysis shows which states count college students as the highest percentage of the population.<p>The market research firm Fractl used 12-month enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics data center, as of 2013, the latest information available, for the analysis. It was …

Montreal controversy shows cities regularly dump sewage into rivers

For millions of Canadians, the whoosh of the flushing toilet sends a little of life's unpleasantness far out of sight and way out of mind.<p>If people give sewage any thought, many imagine waste disappears into a hermetically sealed network of tubes running toward a magical plant where repugnant …

The Fastest Running Cities In The World

This could help explain why Parisians are so svelte.<p>City runners often have to be <i>extra</i> vigilant. There are cobblestones, traffic and pesky texting pedestrians to safely navigate all while keeping speed and focus in check.<p>Even so, it's clear urban runners are in good company as they weave through …

How Many Cities Can Fit Into Houston?

In America, “big” cities don't necessarily boast a lot of square mileage, but mid-sized metros can be monstrous areas. Thanks to decades of policies …

White millennials are moving to American cities in a huge way

According a Brookings report by demographer William H. Frey, they're coming back.<p>Using numbers from the American Community Survey, Frey found that nearly half a million white people moved into America's largest 50 cities from 2010 to 2014.<p>From 1990 to 2000, about 1.5 million white people left.<p>The …

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Where is the world's most stressful city?

Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images<p>The Shanghai urban area is home to more than 23 million people: 119,000 per sq mile in the inner city, way above that of Paris or …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

Renewable Energy