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Why Collaboration Is Key to Tackling the World's Grand Challenges

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Globalisation has rendered us increasingly inter-dependent with massive opportunities and also risks/challenges as a result. Driven by technological advances from transport, to communications, and electronic networks, globalisation has delivered important advancements in terms of movement and exchange of people, ideas, values, resources, commodities and finance.

No Country Successfully Reducing Obesity

Peter Byass | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Byass

Perhaps this headline is obvious to any of us who are out and about in today's world - the one population health index that we can all observe is the apparently ever growing epidemic of people who are a little heavier than they might be - and in some cases very much heavier.

Goldman Environmental Prize: Celebrating 25 Years of Environmental Activism

Veronique Mistiaen | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Veronique Mistiaen

I have met and interviewed many of these environmental heroes over the years for various publications in the UK and the US, and have been in awe of their commitment, resourcefulness and personalities.

Around the World in 14 Days

Max De Lucia | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Max De Lucia

The idea is simple. We're on a mission to bring people all over the world together through the power of music and the human voice. We've asked you to help us make it happen and you haven't disappointed.

Why the Valuation of Natural Capital Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

"Grow your economy. And become poorer!" Not a very inspiring message. It doesn't even sound coherent. But however stupid it might sound, that is what is still happening in many developing countries. And if you don't believe that it is possible to grow your GDP at the same time as seeing a decline in your national wealth then consider the following...

EBRD Energy Investments Do Right By the Planet

Riccardo Puliti | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Riccardo Puliti

We have heard a lot of comment from anti-coal campaigners in the last several months, especially during the public consultation period for the new energy strategy. Their opinion is important to us, as are opinions of all stakeholders. But presenting the EBRD as the last institution that clings to coal and focuses on fossil fuels is incorrect on many levels.

Earth-Like Planet In 'Our Backyard' May Harbour Advanced Life

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Earth-like planets could be all around us - and some may harbour life more advanced than on Earth, astronomers believe. A space telescope has found...

Massive 'Super Earth' Has Conditions Suitable For Life, Astronomers Announce

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Tech

A giant 'Super Earth' has been discovered relatively close to our solar system which may be capable of supporting life. The planet was found orbiti...

Astronomers Discover Earth-Like Planet In 'Habitable' Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered an Earth-like planet located in the "goldilocks" or "Habitable" zone, suitable for life. Kepler 22-b, located 600 light...

It's the People's Politics, Stupid - For the Road to Contain Climate Change, Just Follow the Olympic Torch!

Phil Pauley | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK
Phil Pauley

Just imagine, you've taken a snapshot of the world population and put 100 people in a giant plastic dome for a year or two to see how they get on.

Never in the Field of Human Conflict Was So Much Owed by So Few to So Many

Phil Pauley | Posted 22.01.2012 | Home
Phil Pauley

The obvious conclusion is that we live in a world of marked contrasts, of haves and have-nots and the have-nots are in the majority. The disadvantaged, malnourished and impoverished dominate the totals while the minority enjoy relative affluence in terms of good shelter, food, clean water, warmth, power services, health and wealth.

Giving Planet Earth Plc Due Diligence

Phil Pauley | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Tech
Phil Pauley

If I were an (alien) investor, looking to invest in Planet Earth Plc, I'd need to do my 'due diligence' as is customary in any business transaction. I would need to investigate and evaluate the business and relevant aspects of the past, present and predictable future of the opportunity.

VIDEO: Nasa Finds 'Star Wars' Planet With A Double Sunset

Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Tech

US space agency Nasa has found a world with a double sunset, conjuring up an image of Luke Skywalker's home 'Tatooine' in Star Wars. The "circumbi...

NASA Launch Unmanned Juno Probe On Mission To Jupiter

BBC | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK

A $1.1bn (£0.7bn) unmanned space mission has launched from Florida on a journey to the planet Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft will cruise beyond Mars...