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How Australia cut plastic bag circulation by 80%
Plastic bag bans have been at the forefront of a movement against single-use plastic because they are - more often than not - not easily recycled.
Study: Increased levels of carbon dioxide could reduce brainpower
Higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could affect concentration, memory and decision-making abilities, new research suggests.
This is the world’s greenest football club
A small English football club has been recognised by the UN for being the first carbon-neutral team in the world. Here’s how it did it...
How GDP distorts our view on what is important
GDP is not a good measure of well-being, according to a report by the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress.
Hiring more female leaders is good for profits. Here’s the evidence
Companies with leadership that invest in diversity and cascade the messages to management are among the most successful.
Three big problems to fix in 2019
The first big task confronting many countries is to re-couple overall economic progress with gains in living standards.
How do we really feel about women leaders?
The right to leadership is a key factor in the journey to true equality between women and men.
Here are 15 sci-fi books that actually predicted the future
Inspired by this infographic of seemingly precognitive sci-fi books, we've assembled a list of the books that predicted the future.
Why Generation Z has a totally different approach to money
By 2020, Generation Z (those born between 1997 and now) will make up 40% of consumers, and their approach to finance has never been seen before.
Why home is the least safe place to be a woman
At home, according to new research from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which shows almost 6 in 10 women intentionally killed are murdered by an intimate partner or a family member.
The unbelievably simple way to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half
The global meat market is currently worth around $90 billion, but it’s costing us far more in health terms – and could even be killing us.
One year on from #MeToo, what's changed?
For what we can track, we know that the proportion of Americans who say that sexual harassment in the workplace is a “serious problem” in the US, rose from 47% in 2011 to 64% in 2017.
Why women are more at risk than men of having their job replaced by a robot
Our new research finds the trend toward greater automation will be especially challenging for women.
Could food be the secret to creating international unity?
Food is an ideal medium for engaging a broad public because eating is one of the few activities that most humans do almost every day.
How can we eradicate poverty by 2030?
During the 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the percentage of people living in poverty – defined as less than $1.90 a day – declined significantly, from nearly 27% in 2000, when the MDGs began, to about 9% in 2017.
How to prevent World War 3
Violence is raging in the Middle East, Europe and Russia are poised on the edge of conflict over Ukraine.
Three things the world can learn from contemporary Muslim women’s fashion
A deeper understanding of Muslim women's clothing could help tackle stereotypes around Islam, writes Liz Bucar.
Combating the problem of online radicalisation in Africa
Social media can equip terrorists with an operational tool to enlist, train, and communicate with their followers and potential recruits.