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Energy Efficiency Is the Largest Contributor to Reducing CO2 Emissions

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Niels B. Christiansen

We need to create frameworks on global, national and regional levels that make it easier to overcome barriers such as funding, policy incentives, knowledge sharing and education. In short: we must make it easy to become energy-efficient.

Cities and Business In Search for Solutions

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

With this initiative, we can move even closer in the dialog on needs and solutions and accordingly we might be able to speed up actions addressing challenges not only on energy, but likewise on water. For the benefit of cities, society as well as for green growth.

How to Boost Climate Action in a Smart and User-driven Way

Kurt Emil Eriksen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Kurt Emil Eriksen

While global leaders address the climate challenge at the COP21 conference in Paris, another challenge - that of healthy buildings - is being somewhat overlooked.

When Mobile Money Makes Access Equal

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

Technology is a fascinating thing. And it's almost impossible to grasp how far we've come in such a short while. Had you told me some 30 years ago tha...

A Youth "Climate Embassy" Takes the Next Step in the Danish Transition

Jarl Krausing | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Jarl Krausing

Children have for decades been recognized as forceful change agents for behavioral change in families when it comes to -- for instance -- hygienic pra...

Pumps on the Road to a Better Climate

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

I don't think we would have the world we know today without pumps. And to my best knowledge, we can change the world with pumps. We can dramatically impact the climate by using highly energy efficient pumps. With technology that exists today...

The Green Side of Competition Policy

Margrethe Vestager | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Margrethe Vestager

Thanks to renewable sources, Europe pollutes less and relies less on imports. But the power produced by wind, solar and other renewables is intermittent and reduces prices for still-needed conventional energy.

Holistic Thinking Makes Cities More Livable

Jens-Peter Saul | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Jens-Peter Saul

Thus, in order to solve several challenges with one, holistic solution, we not only need to connect the sewage systems with the transportation nets and parks, lakes and buildings. We also need to connect these elements with the governance structure and the social and cultural offers.

Climate Neutrality In Sight In Denmark

Peter Rathje | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Peter Rathje

Sonderborg is a picturesque Danish municipality close to the water and the German border, and it wants to prove that climate neutrality is achievable when cities take decisive action and ensure citizens and companies participate in finding new solutions.

Meet Denmark's First 100% Renewable-Energy Island

Søren Hermansen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Søren Hermansen

If you identify what's in it for me, one can also change the so-called NIMBY (not in my backyard) to be YIMBY (Yes-in my backyard) because you are now involved, either as owner, shareholder or consumer with an interest in green energy.

Watch This Coke Can's Uncanny Impression Of Chewbacca

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.29.2015 | Weird News

First there was the toilet paper dispenser that roared like Chewbacca, and now we have a can of Coke pulling a similar stunt. Video going viral online...

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 11.30.2015 | 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 sum...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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 refug...

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 citizens ...

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...