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20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

As the world moves to cities, so does art. And just as art can inspire political action and resistance, so too do the walls of the city become …

Senegal begins planting the Great Green Wall against climate change

Africa's proposed 4,000-mile wall of trees stretching from Senegal to Djibouti is designed to stop encroaching desertification<p>Senegal's capitol city Dakar sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean on a peninsula. It's at least a thousand miles to the Sahara desert yet the air today is so thick with sand …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

The dark side of Brazil: Oil giant Petrobras moves into 'deepest Amazon'

March 27, 2014<p>The Suruwaha are an isolated tribe, highly vulnerable to introduced diseases.<p>© Adriana Huber/Survival<p>Brazilian state oil company …

Keep showering, California. Just lay off the burgers & nuts.

How changing what we eat is key to managing California’s megadrought.<p>By now, you’ve probably heard that California is experiencing a historic …

Across the Asia Pacific, the population of atheists and agnostics is shrinking

Atheists, agnostics, and other religious non-affiliates are a dying breed in Asia. According to a Pew Research Center study released last week, Asia’s shrinking pool of men and women who don’t identify with any religion are driving a drop in the proportion of “religious nones” in the world.<p>The …

China

The Climate Post: United States, Europe Announce Emissions Reductions Pledges

"Ambitious and achievable" is how the White House described its formal emissions reduction pledge--a cut of 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025--to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in preparation for negotiation of a binding climate agreement in Paris in …

Climate