City living affects brain structure - eg, is the...
“The risk for anxiety disorders is 21 percent higher for people from the city, who also have a 39 percent increase for mood disorders,” says co-author Jens Pruessner, a researcher at McGill’s Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal. “In addition, the incidence for schizophrenia is almost doubled for individuals who are born and brought up in cities....
New UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Bulletin is out
Covers UN adaptation projects around the world, including financing, strategies, and case studies. And it’s very short with pretty pictures and datagraphics. Have a look!
there are still species out there that are known mostly or entirely from showing...– 101 Uses for Shark Puke (via outofcontextscience)
Home Rule: How Communities Can Stand Up to...
Towns can stop natural gas fracking, even if the state allows it. Here’s how. “If you think that nothing can be done on the local level to combat big polluters like gas fracking companies, think again. Carol Roig, a 14 year resident of Highland and one of the organizers of the Highland Concerned Citizens group, said, “We’ve been hearing that there’s nothing we...
Want to know why so many northern cities are dying and shrinking? Ever shake your head in agreement with Richard Florida’s notion that great communities start with attracting the creative classes? Well, the above video is one reason why no one stays in Rochester, NY, which has lost 34% of its population since 1950, making it one of the fastest and highest rates of decline in the country. ...
The State of Nevada has become the first to...
Lobbied for by Google. Source: PopSci
A Conservative's Case for a Gas Tax →
UK Climate Denial Tank Shuts its Doors
“The International Policy Network, one of the U.K.’s most prominent climate-change-denying think tanks, has shut its doors, apparently after an internal battle during which science finally overwhelmed both ideology and the lure of dirty oil funding. IPN is one of 150 right-wingy think tanks and similar organizations that can trace their heritage to Sir Anthony Fisher, the ideologue...
Fearing Elves Have Been Angered, Town Meets With... →
City planners deal with elves, ghosts, spirits, hauntings, and other superstitions all the time. fuckyeahiceland: Many residents of the town of Bolungarvík suspect that construction of a tunnel has displeased the nearby mountain elves, and that they are responsible for machinery breaking down.
Emergent Futures Tumblelog: A proposal for the... →
What do you think, tumblrs? How do we combat spammers? emergentfutures: Paul Higgins: Michael Cote from Climate Adaptation Tumblr (http://climateadaptation.tumblr.com/) asked a question the other day about whether we were getting spam on Tumblr. I am certainly getting followed by,posts liked by, and re-blogged by other Tumblr sites that are advertising…