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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...

You Have the Power to End the Global Food Waste Scandal

Selina Juul | Posted 07.26.2016 | 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 onto...

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 continued...

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
Thrillist

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
HooplaHa

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.

Whose Team Are You On?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

The morning after I arrived in Tbilisi after a two-year break (for semi-political reasons, but that's another story), I naively decided to walk -- instead of taking a taxi, as per my parents' suggestion -- to my meeting at the American Councils offices right off Chavchavadze Avenue.

Exclusive Interview And Tea Party With Galimatias & Alina Baraz

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.21.2016 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Breathing new life into familiar tracks, Alina's velvety voice and ethereal lyrics turned Galimatias' multifaceted tracks into soul-melting songs that made me viscous in the meniscus.

Greece's Great Depression

Harlan Green | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

This may seem facetious some six years into recovery, but many policy makers don't understand the severity of the Great Recession, or its consequences. It is the major reason why Greece, and many other Eurozone countries are in so much economic trouble at present.

Denmark's Liquid Democracy Wants Welfare, But Not Immigrants

Bruno Kaufmann | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Bruno Kaufmann

COPENHAGEN -- No country celebrates its democracy like Denmark. But is that democracy still worth celebrating?

COBE: Monuments of the Future

Louisiana Channel | Posted 06.26.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Dan Stubbergaard, founder of the internationally praised COBE Architects, takes us around his hometown Copenhagen to show and discuss what motivates t...

Something Rotten (And Fascistic) In Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Paul Gordon

I see a giant chasm between the incomprehensible American stereotypes of life in Denmark versus the reality here. I think this comes from a wish for easy fixes to the screwed up American system.

How I Learned About White Privilege

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Nancy Graham Holm

When we pretend that color doesn't matter, we're making people of color invisible and ignoring an essential part of their experience in a white dominant society.