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Adaptation

How to Feed Humans? Like a Species

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are a species. Perhaps that’s a bit of a blow to our modern, so-over-biology, Homo sapien arrogance; but it’s true just the same. Like every ot...

Trump's Narcissism Is a Feature, Not a Bug

John C. Wathey | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science
John C. Wathey

Embed from Getty Images Evolution May Explain the Allure of Donald Trump David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times, is repulsed by Donald Trump...

Shakespeare Remixed: 400 Years of the Bard

Katy Woodring | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Katy Woodring

Shakespeare may have shuffled off his mortal coil 400 years ago, but actors, scholars, dancers, videogaming tech nerds, restaurateurs, and the average consumer are no less sick of him.

Part 1: What Is Culture and How Does It Affect Our Daily Lives?

Gabriella van Rij | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Gabriella van Rij

No matter what we do, culture is part of the society we live in; whether it is our culture by birth or the culture of the new country in which we reside.

Vegetarianism: Nutrition Science Meets Media Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The study does not report that vegetarianism increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, or any other bad outcome. Nothing of the sort. Not even close.

Today's Challenge to Our Values Is Answered in National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 03.14.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

As the Centennial Year coincides with President Obama's final year in office, I feel the urgency for citizens to come up with a new vision for our national parks and public lands system that the President can leave for his successor.

Fatness, Affluence, Adaptation and Hope

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We are a uniquely adaptable species. It has led us into trouble that imperils ourselves, and our planet alike. There are early indications of hope that it could lead us out as well.

Why Climate Matters to Us

Katharine Hayhoe | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Katharine Hayhoe

Although much of the focus at COP21, and in the weeks afterwards, has been on the emission reductions needed to achieve the given targets, for developing nations the real issue on the table was climate finance: funds to support climate mitigation and adaptation.

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

COP and Sendai: Towards an Integrated Approach

Sohara Mehroze | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Sohara Mehroze

2015 has been a formative year for climate change and disaster management efforts. The Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction was adopted this year, and it culminates with COP 21 -- which aims to attain a global climate agreement.

Priorities in Paris: Our Plans for Supporting Gender-Responsive Action at COP21

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Now, in the final push to Paris, GGO is preparing for a packed schedule of commitments, support to negotiators, launching new knowledge products, and more. Here's our priority line-up,

Give Kids a Voice at Climate Talks

Samantha Cocco-Klein | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Samantha Cocco-Klein

Climate change is increasingly understood as an issue of inter-generational justice, and it has become a truism that today's children will bear the br...

Elon Musk Is A Quitter. And That's What Makes Him Successful

Nathan Kontny | Posted 11.04.2015 | Technology
Nathan Kontny

Elon persists through obstacles. But he's also a quitter. He changes. He adapts. If something gets in his way, instead of plowing through it, he steps back to look to see if there's actually something much more worthwhile to attack. And he adapts himself to go there.

Should Chevron and Shell Pay for Climate Damage?

Renee Karunungan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Renee Karunungan

Developing countries lose more and are damaged more. This is why developing countries have been continuously, tirelessly fighting for loss and damage in the climate negotiations. Meanwhile, developed countries like the United States, those who have caused the climate change we know today, have only evaded the topic.

Storytelling Master Robert McKee Discusses Story, Writing Philosophy and Screenwriting

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

Robert McKee occupies a unique position in modern storytelling. His teachings have spread beyond the screen to influence all media.

Pope Francis' Historic Visit to the U.S. and the Chance to Spur Action on Climate Change

Bianca Jagger | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Bianca Jagger

I hope that world leaders attending COP21 will listen to Pope Francis, act with courage and conviction and emerge from the conference with an agreement that, in the words of the Pope, "protects our common home."

Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015

James Scarborough | Posted 08.29.2015 | Arts
James Scarborough

Hermann Lederle's "Adaptation," 2015, is massive. Measuring five and a half feet by ten feet, this totemic monument doesn't just envelop you, it anchors you to the ground.

How I Took Control Of My Life And Now It's Your Turn

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Aliza Vaccher. The last year and a half has been hard for me. And, it's not easy to admit that. It's difficult t...

7 Far-Reaching Findings in Dutch Climate Legal Victory

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Kelly Rigg

In April I wrote about a landmark Dutch lawsuit on climate action that, if successful, would put the world's governments on notice. Today the Hague District Court ruled in favor of the Urgenda Foundation and its nearly 900 co-plaintiffs. The court's findings are extraordinary and could set precedent in cases around the world.

Hummingbirds Are All the Buzz

Steve Zack | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Steve Zack

Hummingbirds are evolutionary copycats. Some 40 million years ago, they began exploiting a mutually beneficial exchange that bees and flowers had developed 130 million years before: a trade of pollination for nectar.

The Untold Story of Jon Arbuckle

Eli Kibrick | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Eli Kibrick

I grew up reading Garfield comics. My brother and I would go to bed devouring them for years. This long running series from the talented Jim Davis is the most syndicated comic of all time.

Land-Based Food Won't Sustain Polar Bears in a Low-Ice Arctic, Study Says

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

As summer and autumn sea ice diminishes in the Arctic Sea, polar bears spending more time on shore have been spotted eating eggs, hunting down the nesting birds that lay them, hunting other land animals and even chewing on edible plants growing onshore. But is that enough to sustain them in an ice-scarce Arctic? No, says a new study.

Can Big Data Save the World?

Olivia Parr-Rud | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Olivia Parr-Rud

This paradigm shift demands that leaders evolve along with their organizations. To be successful, leaders must learn the skills to connect, empower, motivate, mentor, train, and inspire their valuable human capital.

Paleo for a Shrinking Planet?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

While many do, no one can say that a Paleo diet is best for health on the basis of truly robust evidence. But no one can say it isn't, either.

As Obama and Modi Meet, 4 Opportunities for US-India Action on Clean Energy and Climate

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Manish Bapna

All eyes are on India this week, as President Obama is set to make an unprecedented second trip to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Advancing cleaner, low-carbon and climate-resilient pathways can create more vibrant economies in both India and the United States. The moment to do it together is in front of them.