How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen exposes its secrets

The Danish capital ranks high on the listing of the worlds healthiest and happiest cities. With obesity and depression on the rise worldwide, here are its lessons for how to combat them culturally How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen uncovers its secrets Environment How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its […]

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‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86 -year-old social scientist says accepting the impending objective of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it ” We’re doomed ,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in.” The outcome is demise, and it’s […]

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Paris to decide fate of ‘mega’ gold mine in forests of French Guiana

Indigenous people warn the mine poses a serious threat to biodiversity, but their future and that of the forest lies in the hands of the French government Through the window of the small propeller plane leaving the capital Cayenne, the jungle’s canopy stretches out as far as the eye can see. More than 90% covered […]

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New York City accelerates emissions efforts in face of daunting sea level rise

City to expand renewable energy generation, improve efficiency of houses, transition to electric vehicles and improve waste management to cut emissions New York City has set out a plan to accelerates its pace of decarbonization in order to meet its emissions reduction target, as the metropolis prepares for a daunting sea level rise due to […]

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The 20 photographs of the week

Pollution in China, Europes refugee crisis, the aftermath of Storm Desmond the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Read more: www.theguardian.com

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The next Tokyo? Scheme for ‘flood-defence city’ boasts first mile-high skyscraper

City connects: An ambitious proposal to protect the Japanese capital, the rise of night mayors and a greener Madrid all feature in this weeks roundup of the best city narratives from around the web This weeks collecting of urban gems takes us all the way from Tokyo to Porto Alegre via Amsterdam and Copenhagen and […]

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Pedal-ins and auto burials: what happened to America’s forgotten 1970 s cycle boom?

Bicycle madness once insured US bike marketings outstrip cars, and spawned ambitious plans for 100,000 miles of cycle paths. Then the music stopped The bicycles biggest wave of popularity in its 154 -year history, gushed Time magazine in 1970 at the start of Americas five-year love affair with the bike. Some 64 million fellow travellers […]

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