CITIES are major contributors to the emissions that cause climate change, but given their resources they also have a key role to play in climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Working in partnership, universities can help them achieve this, writes Piyushi Kotecha. African urban populations are set to triple over the next 50 years, putting urbanisation at the heart of Africa’s future growth and development trajectory. At the same time, however, African cities are home to some of the most vulnerable populations in the world when it comes to climate change impacts.
2016-08-24 | bdlive.co.zaRead More
People who regularly attend religious services are more likely to be seen as an upstanding member of the community than those who take part in more dramatic displays of religious devotion – such as walking over hot coals, being stabbed with a spear or becoming possessed – according to a new study. Dr Eleanor Power, of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico, [...] found people were more likely to be viewed as generous, hard-working, trustworthy and a source of good advice if they often went to church or temple – even by atheists or people of a different faith.
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So what is the line between allowing people to do what they want with their bodies—including addictive and/or dangerous drugs—and using public policies and funds to facilitate it? [...] Seattle is considering where those lines might be drawn in a proposed program to create a safe space for the consumption of heroin. [...] They propose a supervised facility where heroin addicts could get clean needles, shoot up, and access medication to prevent overdoses. They'd also be able to use the facility to get treatment.
2016-08-23 | reason.comRead More