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Nunavut chooses University of Saskatchewan as law degree program partner

Nunavut Arctic College will once again offer a degree-granting law program in Iqaluit, this time partnering with the University of Saskatchewan.<p>The …

Canada

Biden's remark on Japan Constitution raises eyebrows

TOKYO (AP) — A recent remark by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that America wrote Japan's Constitution is raising some eyebrows in Japan.<p>A popular front-page column in the national Asahi newspaper said this week that the comment "was unprecedented in its insensitivity" and "could even be considered …

Joe Biden

why young photographer jessica lehrman finds community in hip-hop

Jessica Lehrman may have become a chronicler of hip-hop by accident, but her spontaneous and raw photographs feel far from accidental.<p>From spending 15 minutes alone in a room with Donald Trump to touring with rappers like Joey Bada$$ and The Underachievers, documentary photographer Jessica Lehrman …

Rap & Hip-Hop

11 things people in successful relationships do every day

Developing greater determination, willpower, and grit — something you can definitely do— is also important. Being more likable makes a huge difference. (Likability is another quality you can develop.)<p>While all those are important factors in the success of your business or career — and therefore …

Relationships

Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity</b>, like this Jeweled Flower Mantis found in Asian forests, is another reason to save these important ecosystems. <i>Source Pinterest</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><b>OO Malaysia: Sarawak</b> …

Climate

Small farmers from around the world learn how they can grow far more food

Her face shaded by a wide-brimmed straw hat, Olawumi Benedict is cheerfully tending to her “little babies” — kale seedlings growing in shallow wooden flats until they’re hardy enough for transplantation into soil beds.<p>Three miles over the hills on another small farm, Jonnes Mlegwah is …

Farming

The Global Human Footprint Is Running Out of Globe

A new study offers the first human footprint measure since 1993. It's not all bad.<p>The physical, geographical impact of humans on global ecosystems—what's known as the human footprint—has grown more slowly than Earth's human population, finds a study published this week in <i>Nature Communications</i>. That …

Ecology

Forest and watercourse interplay important for restorations - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Humans utilise forests and watercourses in a way that depletes ecosystem habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many areas are restored to …

Focus Areas - Urban Bird Foundation | Birds. People. Communities.

At Urban Bird, we focus our work where we can make the biggest impact on bird, wildlife and green space conservation. Our work in urban and suburban …

Ecology

Time for degrowth: to save the planet, we must shrink the economy

What is so refreshing about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is that they recognise the inherent tension between economic development and the …

Going for green: No medals for the Rio Olympics' environmental legacy

Rio promised a "Green Games for a Blue Planet" but environmentalists say the games have been a missed opportunity to tackle pollution and create a …

Sustainability

Reflections on Water Wrongs

A twenty-first century water ethic must not only respect the water rights of nature, but also the water rights of people, especially the most …

Natural Gas

The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our Feet

<i>By Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy, and Bianca Moebius-Clune, Ph.D., Director at the Soil Health Division, USDA-NRCS</i><p>At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a …

Farming

Melting Arctic permafrost releasing ancient carbon, study confirms

Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.<p>A paper published this week in Nature Geoscience has released the first measurements of greenhouse gases from permafrost under Arctic lakes. But …

Global Warming

This map shows the startling impact our 'human footprint' is having on the planet

A new map of the ecological footprint of humans shows that 97 per cent of the most species-rich places on Earth have been seriously altered in the …

Ecology