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Planting a Billion Trees to Counteract Climate Change

Planting a Billion Trees to Counteract Climate Change

One of the effects of increased deforestation is the increased levels of CO2. This contributes to a wide variety of health issues for humans, ranging from cardio-vascular and respiratory complications, to headaches, tiredness, tingling feelings, restlessness,...
Is Economic Growth the Total Answer?

Is Economic Growth the Total Answer?

Economic development has been a global focus ever since the 1980’s. In theory it appeared to be a positive goal. However, the actual outcome has been the magnification of social inequality. The time has arrived for the human welfare of all global citizens to be...
Sustainable Palm Oil Progress

Sustainable Palm Oil Progress

Peru and Columbia are setting an example to stop deforestation in the production of palm oil while companies like Mars plan some sweet improvements in the sourcing of palm oil.  Palm oil is by far the most efficient vegetable oil to grow as it takes less land to...
Human Evolution 101

Human Evolution 101

One of the more popular scientific theories regarding human evolution is that we diverged from the apes seven million to thirteen million years ago and began a separate evolutionary development of DNA into what we now know as Homo sapiens. Evidence for this theory...
JK Rowling Donates $19 Million to Multiple Sclerosis Research

JK Rowling Donates $19 Million to Multiple Sclerosis Research

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter  series, recently donated $19 Million to Multiple Sclerosis research to honor her mother who died from the devastating disease. In 2011, she donated $160 Million altogether. In addition, her charitable trust, Volant, focuses on...