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Why Do American Cops Kill So Many Compared to European Cops?

The Conversation US | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

Such massive disparities defy a simple explanation, but America's gun culture is clearly an important factor. Unlike European nations, most states make it easy for adults to purchase handguns for self-defense and to keep them handy at nearly all times.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Register Me, Too, Mr. Trump

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.22.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The idea of creating a national registry of all Muslims living in the United States is egregiously wrong and almost certainly unconstitutional. It is actually such an abysmal idea that it seems farcical - except that it's not funny at all.

The Vikings are Coming! The Vikings are Coming!

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Have you noticed they're everywhere these days, coming in second to Zombies? Well, almost.

Europe's Long Goodbye to Open Borders

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If a bomb can explode in a stadium in France with the French president sitting in it, there is a problem. The Paris attacks are a wake-up call.

A Conversation With Lars Løkke Rasmussen

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 11.04.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

In response to the comments made by Bernie Sanders, Rasmussen expressed hope that the U.S. and other countries can be inspired by Denmark's social planning, but noting that simply "copying and pasting" from Denmark is not the solution.

The Secret To Danish Happiness

Greater Good Science Center | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a su...

L.A. Can Be the Future of Cities

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Future of Cities is a civic initiative that aims to reinvigorate the involvement of civic leaders in creating a vibrant, cutting edge future for Los Angeles. Given our size and enduring economic inequality, we are indeed a city that needs to better marry vision, leadership and results to fulfill L.A.'s ambitions and achieve our potential.

Defiant Danish Zoo Dissects Lion

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

They wanted to show the kiddies the anatomy of a lion. I assume most of us have never seen the internal organs of a lion, and I don't imagine it was high on the list of things kids need to know. The ugly truth is this desensitizes children to the sanctity of all life, and creates grotesque memories for them.

Gay U.S. Ambassador Marries In Denmark

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.11.2015 | Gay Voices

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Denmark has married his partner in the Scandinavian country that became the first nation to a...

Danish Zoos: Serial Animal Killers

Bernie Shine | Posted 10.11.2015 | Green
Bernie Shine

Sadly, the lesson here is simple and cruel-- in these zoos the animals are throw-aways, there to entertain, amuse and generate revenue.

Refugees Take Over Danish Newspaper For A Day

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.12.2015 | World

Refugees fleeing to Europe have been the subject of hundreds of newspaper articles in recent months. On Friday, one newspaper in Denmark gave 12 ...

Danes Buy Ads Apologizing For Government's Anti-Migrant Stance

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

After Denmark's government issued ads in four major Lebanese newspapers on Sept. 7 discouraging people from migrating to the country, Danish...

Danish Travel Agency Runs Ad Telling People To Go On Vacation, Have Sex And Boost The Country's Birth Rate

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

Take some time off work, go on vacation and have sex with your significant other -- because mom told you to. On Tuesday, Danish travel agency Spies Re...

You Have the Power to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Selina Juul | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Selina Juul

We are all part of the problem -- and we are all part of the solution. Pointing fingers and creating scapegoats won't work in the long run: If you need to end the global food waste scandal, you need to be united against food waste.

The Sustainable Development Goals: Making Transformation Happen

Mogens Lykketoft | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Mogens Lykketoft

They confront the injustices of poverty, marginalization and discrimination. They recognize the need to reduce inequalities and to protect our common home by changing an economic model so dependent on finite natural resources and on unsustainable consumption.

Refugee Love Storm: We Are Not Our Government

Signe Wenneberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Signe Wenneberg

There will always be a before and after this week in September. I am both touched and shaken to my core. We now know that the Danish people have a lot of love to give. And a community to offer. That when it really matters in Denmark, humanity will rule.

Danish Police Officer Shares Playful Moment With Syrian Refugee Child

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News

Amid countless heartbreaking images showing the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe -- of wailing children and desperate families hurling themselves...

Downpours And Political Hostility Won't Stop Refugees' March To North Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

Thousands of people surged through European border crossings Friday, braving torrential rains, mud-slicked terrain and police forces as they continue...

Great Danes Leading by Example on Renewable Energy

Kristian Jensen | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Kristian Jensen

I am confident we can do it. This is not to say that the task at hand is easy; it will be a massive undertaking to reform energy systems. It is an undertaking too large for anyone to succeed alone.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Moving to the Nordic Countries

Maunu Suni | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
Maunu Suni

This (incomprehensive) list will hopefully enlighten you about some aspects of living in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Martin O'Malley: Where Is He on the Environment?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.

WATCH: Take a Journey to the 10 Happiest Places in the World

HooplaHa | Posted 08.10.2015 | Good News

Are you in the need of a change of scenery? Is your summer vacation still leaving you to daydream about faraway places? Check out this video and take a virtual trip to the 10 happiest countries in the world!

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.