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Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Pollution

Costa Rica Reaches 113 Days Without Any Fossil Fuels

Can we all move to Costa Rica?<p>Costa Rica is celebrating a green milestone after achieving 113 days relying only on renewable energy.<p>The country is …

Nightmarish razor-toothed fish returns to UK rivers

A terrifyingly-toothed snake-like fish has been spotted in English rivers for the first time since the 1800s, following conservation efforts by the …

Fish

Mining body's pro-coal campaign backfires hilariously

Coal is getting a bad rap these days, what with all the pollution and concerns about global warming. Australia's peak mining body is trying to turn …

Thinking with Animals: From Aesop to Darwin to YouTube

How metaphors of nonhuman beings help us give shape to the human experience and make sense of our inner lives.<p>We think in metaphors — they are our bridge of meaning between the familiar and the unfamiliar. Anthropomorphism — the tendency to project human qualities onto nonhuman beings and objects — …

Evolution And Islam

Some interesting items in the Science-Religion Debate, Islamic Edition.<p>First, a recent paper by Salman Hameed, whom I’ve discussed before. Hameed has a PhD in astronomy and is Associate Professor of Integrated Science & Humanities at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.<p>In a recent issue of Public …

Religion

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents can now generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the …

Green Living

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

Obama jobs: More caregivers, servers and temps

Got a job while Obama was president? Then there's a good chance you are working in healthcare or food service or as a temp.<p>Those sectors were responsible more than 60% of the jobs created since Obama took office in January 2009.<p>How much of a role any president plays in job creation during his …

Health Care