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Denmark's Harsh New Immigration Law Will End Badly for Everyone

Rasmus Alenius Boserup | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Rasmus Alenius Boserup

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- During the cartoon crisis of 2006, an association with European xenophobia and Islamophobia had grave consequences for Denmark's international diplomacy and its exposure to international terrorism. Now, its new migrant law threatens to do the same.

American Democracy Down for the Count

Ann Jones | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Ann Jones

Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America's disastrous wars and so I left Afghanistan for another remote mountainous country far away. It was the polar opposite of Afghanistan: a peaceful, prosperous land.

Reinventing Entomophagy for the 21st Century

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.27.2017 | Green
Olena Kagui

"Entomophagy is an evolving term in need of review," says Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, Ph.D Fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Halloran calls for a change in the way we speak about edible insects and entomophagy.

These Twitter Accounts Nail The Absurdity Of Denmark And Switzerland's Refugee Policies

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.28.2016 | Home

Sure, countless thousands of people may be struggling to build new lives amid the world's largest refugee crisis since World War II -- but the real vi...

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Perhaps Something Not So Rotten in the State of Denmark

András Simonyi | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
András Simonyi

In many ways, Denmark has been singled out as the devil, when it comes to the treatment of refugees. The recent decisions of the Folketinget (Parliament) have not exactly been helpful.

Denmark Passes Law Allowing Confiscation Of Refugees' Valuables

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.31.2016 | Home

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's parliament passed measures on Tuesday aimed at deterring refugees from seeking asylum, including confiscating valuabl...

Weather Winter With Denmark's Hygge

Robin Rodig | Posted 01.24.2017 | Travel
Robin Rodig

With the "monster storm" and impossible winter climates upon many of us, it's time to spread the word on how best to weather it all. And I found the a...

What Super Wealthy Times Columnist Tom Friedman's Attack on Sanders Misses

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Peter Dreier

New York Times pundit Tom Friedman apparently doesn't understand that the idea that "died in 1989" was Communism. Senator Bernie Sanders, the "socialist" he's referring to, isn't a Communist.

'Green News Report' - January 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.21.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Surprise! 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded on Planet Earth; MI Gov...

Why Are Latinos More Likely to Be Happy?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 01.18.2017 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Latin Americas and Scandinavians are more likely to be chipper than, say, the Chinese or the Iraqis (of course, there are very real non-genetic reasons for their respective unhappiness too). Is it possible, then, that as more Hispanics intermarry and intermingle and inter-you-know-what, they will spread their happiness genes among more and more Americans?

What Norway, Iceland and Denmark Could Learn From The Azores

Riley Arthur | Posted 01.19.2017 | Travel
Riley Arthur

The Azores is a group of nine islands off the coast of Portugal. Their remote Atlantic location serves as an important stop for over 20 species of whales and dolphins to migrate.

Bernie Sanders and the Rebirth of American Democracy

John Bredin | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
John Bredin

Even if Bernie Sanders loses to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, and recent polling data suggests that he might not, he has already won. Th...

7 Signs You Just Got Back From A Cruise Vacation | Posted 01.15.2017 | Travel

By Jason Heinemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog If the idea of a week-long maritime adventure with several thousand ebullient passengers aboard an acti...

Switzerland Seizes Valuables From Refugees To Pay For Upkeep

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

ZURICH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Refugees arriving in Switzerland have to turn over to the state any assets worth more than 1,000 Swiss francs ($994.53) to ...

The Rift Across Europe

Cathrine Gyldensted | Posted 01.14.2017 | Media
Cathrine Gyldensted

As far as the eye can see the mountains stretches gracefully strewn with ice and snow. The otherwordly scenery is going on forever. The sky is a lucid blue. From up here, almost 7 miles above ground, the world seems wonderfully calm and forever peaceful. But nothing could be farther from the truth.

Why Does Bernie Love Denmark?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Harlan Green

Why does Senator Bernie Sanders love Denmark, and has been mentioning it and the other Scandinavian countries as ideal models for a developed country, one he would like the U.S. to emulate?

Sweden And Denmark Tighten Up Borders Amid Refugee Crisis

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark and Sweden tightened border checks on Monday to stem the flow of refugees and migrants coming in from Germany, de...

New Year's Dinner at The World's Best Restaurant

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 01.02.2017 | Style
Michael Rosenblum

Last night, Lisa and I ate a special New Year's Eve dinner at Noma, reputed to be the 'World's Best Restaurant' for an astonishing four years in a row. Well, it was.... perhaps the best word is.. unique.

Why Slashing Foreign Aid in Europe to Pay for Refugees Won't Help Solve the Long-Term Crisis

Adam Moe Fejerskov | Posted 12.23.2016 | Home
Adam Moe Fejerskov

COPENHAGEN -- The same countries that now over-report refugee costs at home are part of an underfinancing of U.N.-managed refugee camps in the regions -- despite many of them publicly acknowledging regional accommodation as the better solution to the refugee crisis.

Place Your Bets: Interview with Jesper Sørgaard

Randall Radic | Posted 12.18.2016 | Business
Randall Radic

European sports betting is big business. And it's getting bigger all the time. France gave sports betting official sanction in 2010, along with poker and horse racing. Germany followed suit two years later, granting private companies the right to offer gambling amenities.

A climate agreement for you and me!

Signe Wenneberg | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green
Signe Wenneberg

How ordinary people's everyday actions are the key to our green future. At the Paris summit, civil society, climate activists and grass root movement...

A New Low: Stealing Family Heirlooms in Exchange for Protection

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The refugee crisis in Europe has shown the very real limits to the social coherence and solidarity that seemed to form the basis for the European Union until now. But even within the climate of hostility against asylum seekers in Europe, Denmark stands apart as one of the worst aggressors.

Denmark: Powered by Wind

Peder Andreasen | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Peder Andreasen

Denmark's objective is that by 2020, wind energy must make up 50% of the electricity consumption -- today the number is more than 40%. After 2020, we must integrate even more, and that will require rethinking the electricity grid.

Water Management Is Highly Energy Consuming -- But It Doesn't Have To Be

Lise Hughes | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Lise Hughes

In traditional wastewater-treatment plants, the energy that is produced is nowhere near enough to actually run a wastewater-treatment plant. But here in Aarhus it is. The plant is now in fact a power station -- a bio refinery where energy is produced from wastewater.