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How China is radically reinventing urban architecture to go green
Mashable

China is a land of contrasts. The rural parts of the country are known for beautiful, green expanses. China’s cities are breathtaking in a more literal sense. It’s common to see people on the streets wearing face masks to avoid breathing dangerously polluted … more…

Would you share make-up with a stranger?
BBC News

In China, people can scan a code to enter a room full of make-up and pricey skin creams. more…

Keir Starmer says Labour is closer to backing a new Brexit referendum
Business Insider

Sir Keir Starmer says that Labour has moved closer to backing a new Brexit referendum. "We are now at the third phase of our policy. Make no mistake about it," the Shadow Brexit Secretary declared on Saturday. Starmer said that Labour's failure to bring down … more…

National parks have already reached a nightmare scenario of trash piles and destroyed trees during the government shutdown
Business Insider

In the midst of a government shutdown, the conditions at national parks could threaten visitor and wildlife safety. While some parks have managed to stay clean with the help of local volunteers, others have seen vandalism, unauthorized drones, overflowing bat… more…

Toddler's miraculous tumble - World News - Castanet.net
Castanet.net

Toddler's miraculous tumble - World News Castanet.net Toddler in car seat falls out of moving vehicle as mother drives away unaware Global News Toddler strapped into a car seat flies out of a vehicle Daily Mail Dash cam records toddler in car seat fall out of… more…

'Land sparing' on farms could revitalise UK bird populations, study says
The Guardian (AU)

Claim that more intensive farming would allow rewilding of greater areas of countryside “Land sparing” could lead to dramatic increases in wild bird populations, according to research that bolsters the case for rewilding. Farming intensively to increase yield… more…

All stations to regeneration? Work on HS2 begins in earnest
The Guardian (AU)

At Euston, the controversial rail route’s southern terminus, the diggers are at work. Can the project deliver what it promises? The wealthy inhabitants of 18th-century Piccadilly dug deep when choosing a resting place in the new, overflow St James burial grou… more…

“Brand purpose” is a lie
Fastcompany.com

From Gillette to Starbucks to Johnson & Johnson, companies love to extol the virtues of their brand, without actually living up to them. Here is what today’s companies could learn from the Quakers, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar. This week, Gillette … more…

Defense Department Warns About Climate Change Impacts to Armed Forces and Bases
Time

The U.S. Defense Department has issued a dire report on how climate change could affect the nation’s armed forces and security. more…

15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal
Yahoo.com

DETROIT (AP) — Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Seven people have pleaded no contest to misdemeanors in deals that will leave th… more…

“Brand purpose” is a lie
Fastcompany.com

From Gillette to Starbucks to Johnson & Johnson, companies love to extol the virtues of their brand, without actually living up to them. Here is what today’s companies could learn from the Quakers, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar. This week, Gillette … more…

Government shutdown 2019: State, local officials feel the pinch. 'We are at ground zero.'
USA Today

As the partial shutdown of the federal government passes three weeks, its impact is being felt by more and more people across the country. more…

Longwood Gardens discovers orchid never before found growing in US
Delawareonline.com

Horticulturists are turning to science to find out how a picky Japanese orchid made its home in a private wooded area at Longwood Gardens. more…

The Vitamin D Myth
Theoverspill.blog

Norma Jean Dougherty, as she then was, working on a drone (really) in 1944. Haven’t got it? Put it this way: she isn’t winding a candle. Now we have some different AirPower to expect. G… more…

The value of small mangrove patches
Sciencemag.org

![Figure][1]</img> Since 2016, when this photo was taken, much of Kulhudhuffushi island's small mangrove patch has been destroyed. PHOTO: EYEWELL PORTRAIT Mangroves provide crucial services to humanity, including food, coastal protection, fisheries support… more…

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism
Lareviewofbooks.org

Whatever its imperfections, Shoshana Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" is an original and brilliant work, and it arrives at a crucial moment. more…

Planning scientific equipment for Antarctic conditions
Antarctica.gov.au

It's expensive in time and money to do research in Antarctica. We often see research programs put at risk because of simple and avoidable equipment failures. more…

We need ‘Goldilocks,’ not ‘voodoo,’ urbanism
Cnu.org

Cities generate benefits from concentrations of talent—but also from “spreading it around.” Striking a balance results in more equity and a more resilient economy. more…

Senate Republicans feel shutdown pressure as Trump tweets angrily on
The Guardian (AU)

Day 24 dawns after fusillade of angry messages from White House and with presidential ally seeking temporary reopening On day 24 of the partial government shutdown, the longest in history, Senate Republicans seemed best placed to negotiate a reopening of shut… more…

Market Extra: More than half of the U.S.’s largest cities are issuing bonds to protect against climate change
Marketwatch.com

A majority of U.S. cities are now selling debt to mitigate the impact of climate change. more…