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US city bans restaurants from throwing away food waste
A new rule means that, in Austin, Texas, restaurants must compost food waste or give it to others.
Most governments have no idea how much they own
Knowing what a government owns and how they can put their assets to better use matters because they can earn about 3% of GDP more in revenues each year and reduce risks, all at once.
How a mushroom could help save the world's honeybees
Decades ago, a Washington mycologist named Paul Stamets noticed that bees seemed drawn to water droplets on mushrooms in his garden.
Adolescent health has been overlooked for too long
Adolescence is the time of our lives in which we take huge bounds: psychologically and biologically but also socially.
10 years after financial crisis, the global economy is stronger but vulnerable
Trade tensions have escalated, policy uncertainties have increased in a number of countries, and some emerging market economies are facing financial market pressures.
China’s role as a conflict mediator is growing fast. Here's why
The increase in Chinese mediation activities began in 2013, the year that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was launched.
The wider impacts of the financial crisis 10 years on
There are also signs that the crisis may have had lasting effects on potential growth through its impact on fertility rates and migration, as well as on income inequality.
The United States divorce rate is dropping, thanks to millennials
New research suggests Americans in their late 20s have a less than 50% chance of getting divorced. Meanwhile, their chances of staying married are increasing.
A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier
Our 'middle class' classification was first developed in 2010 and has been used by many researchers.
Thai closing its iconic bay from 'The Beach' indefinitely for repairs
The DNP said the bay needs more time to recover after overcrowding of tourists damaged the beach and its marine ecosystem.
The Netherlands wants to ban the use of phones on bicycles
In a bid to reduce accidents, the government is proposing a ban on the use of phones while cycling.
Denmark is building a town where you'll kayak to the grocery store
Around the world, cities use more than two-thirds of the world's energy and account for about three-quarters of carbon dioxide emissions, according to the United Nations.
We're underestimating China's economic power. Here's why
The Chinese equity stock market — as represented by Shanghai stock market — actually peaked in 2015.
Gita Gopinath will be IMF's first female chief economist
The IMF, OECD and the World Bank all now have women in top economic positions.
Japan’s flooded airport demonstrates threat from rising seas
Serving 80,000 passengers a day, the airport was built on land reclaimed from the sea to minimise noise pollution and protests over land rights, and designed to withstand storm surges sending seawater 2.7 metres high.
What is healthy ageing? And how can we achieve it?
In fact, life expectancy at birth in the US has risen by more than 30 years in barely more than a century to a current 78.6 years.
World’s best universities
A look at the 10 universities leading the World University Rankings 2019, and a few interesting new additions.
Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record
The 12 smallest summer lows in the satellite record have all occurred in the last twelve years.