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On Cat Island, Cats Outnumber Humans 6 To 1

By Chris Meyers
AOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. 371 more words


Google’s Hot New Investment: SolarCity

Google has made its biggest ever bet on renewable technology by pouring in $300 million in a $750 million SolarCity Fund to finance residential solar projects. 440 more words


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Change one thing: How you buy

Last week I introduced the concept of B-Corps and conscious capitalism. This week I wanted to give some local examples of social enterprises. As consumers we have the power to make a real difference to social or environmental issues, while going on with life as normal. 865 more words

Social Change

Climate change triggered Syrian conflict: Study

Drawing one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict, researchers said on Monday that a recent extreme drought in Syria between 2006 and 2009 was most likely due to climate change, and that the drought was a factor in the violent uprising that began there in 2011.

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My phone contract is due for renewal – What do I do?

When I needed a new phone at the start of the year I was torn between going with my old provider and plunging into the dark with a Fairphone. 678 more words


Gorilla origins of the last two AIDS virus lineages confirmed

Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to new research. The scientists conducted a comprehensive survey of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in African gorillas. 9 more words