Exxon, Stephen Hawking, greens, and Reagan’s advisors agree on a carbon tax

Nearly everyone other than science-denying Republican Party leaders understands the importance of a carbon pollution tax

Paris agreement’s 1.5C target ‘only way’ to save coral reefs, Unesco says

First global assessment of climate change impact on world heritage-listed reefs says local efforts are ‘no longer sufficient’

Finland basic income trial concludes, participants enjoy lower stress and higher incentive to work

For the past five months, Finland has been conducting an experiment which could change the way society works. They’ve been giving out free money to 2,000 people, and it worked out just fine. The concept is called basic income. Basic income? Why? The idea of basic income, sometimes called unconditional income, is essentially a form of…

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Meet Jon Ronson, the Writer Behind the Haunting ‘Okja’

It was February of 2012. The Welsh writer Jon Ronson had traveled to Long Beach, California, for the annual TED conference, where he was to deliver a talk about psychopaths. (Ronson’s book The Psychopath Test had been published the previous year.) While there, he was unexpectedly captivated by a presentation from Regina Dugan, then then-director of…

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‘Modern-Day Slavery’: Many Southern States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor’s Mansions and Capitol Buildings

When activist Sam Sinyangwe was awaiting a meeting with the governor’s office at the Louisiana state capitol building in Baton Rouge, he noticed something odd. A black man in a dark-blue jumpsuit was printing papers while a correctional guard-with a badge and gun-stood watching over him. The pair stood out against the white, middle-aged legislators populating…

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Urban gardening trends

When it comes to urban gardening, the only limitation is our imagination and willingness to experiment. From walls to innovative containers, every spare inch of space counts and can be used to create green marvels. In fact, growing veggies and fruits at home also goes well with the rise of the organic movement across the country.…

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