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Scientists Create a Mouse That Eats Fat But Doesn’t Get Fat, Possible Treatment for Obesity

Yale scientists set out to create a morbidly obese mouse. They failed miserably. What they found was much more interesting. “We created a mouse that eats fat but doesn’t get fat,” said Anne Eichmann, Ensign Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology. The “failure” led Eichmann’s team headed by Associate Research

2018-08-16T08:36:52+00:00 Tags: |

3 steps for creating your company’s renewable energy strategy

At the Global Climate Action Summit this fall, stakeholders from around the globe will meet in San Francisco to discuss how we can take climate ambition to the next level. Business can play a significant leadership role in accelerating the transition to a lower-carbon economy, and as we have seen through initiatives such as the

2018-08-16T08:46:48+00:00 Tags: |

India Is Introducing Free Health Care—for 500 Million People

The Indian government will pay for healthcare for around 500 million of its poorest citizens, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that the country can only ever reach its potential with a healthy population. During a speech to mark the country’s independence day on Wednesday, Modi said, “It is essential to ensure that we free

2018-08-16T08:41:43+00:00 Tags: |

Geologists Find Anomalies, Pieces of Mantle Found Rising Under Cascadia Fault

With four years of data from 268 seismometers on the ocean floor and several hundred on land, researchers have found anomalies in the upper mantle below both ends of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. They may influence the location, frequency and strength of earthquake events along the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The anomalies, which reflect regions with

2018-08-14T09:03:54+00:00 Tags: |

Impact investing explained

Impact Investing entails investing in companies and organisations which seek to produce a positive social and environmental impact as well as generating a financial return. There are many types of impact investing funds which influence many different sectors in both developed and emerging markets. Certain considerations relate to impacting investing decisions. These are: ESG (environment,

Retirement ABCs: How employers can help baby boomers prepare

Seventy-four million: That’s the estimated number of baby boomers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And 66% of baby boomers are working past traditional retirement ages for a variety of reasons. Some feel they can’t afford to retire, particularly with the looming high costs of healthcare; others may choose to work longer to keep their

Meet The Social Entrepreneur Behind Africa’s “Uber For The Farm”

Uber’s ride-sharing technology has become ubiquitous over the last 10 years, and its model has been adapted to everything from snow-plowing to dog-walking services. Now, social entrepreneur Jehiel Oliver and his organization, Hello Tractor, have demonstrated another use: fighting poverty and scarcity in Africa’s remote rural communities. That fight is especially critical for the continent’s

Earth at risk of heading towards ‘hothouse Earth’ state

An international team of scientists has published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there is a risk of Earth entering what the scientists call “Hothouse Earth” conditions. A “Hothouse Earth” climate will in the

2018-08-14T06:45:34+00:00 Tags: |

Small business owners are getting a new incentive to sell to their employees

The federal government just made it a lot easier to form an employee-owned business. In an increasingly rare example of bipartisan cooperation, President Donald Trump on Aug. 13 signed a defense bill into law that included a popular provision that allows the Small Business Administration to straightforwardly loan money to employee-owned businesses that wish to buy out retiring small

Keeping cool in a warming world is not a ‘luxury’ for the rich

The heatwaves currently experienced in Europe should be a wake-up call to stop ignoring summer domestic energy poverty, writes Yamina Saheb. Dr Yamina Saheb is senior energy policy analyst at OpenExp, a Paris-based global network of independent experts working on solutions for sustainable development. Domestic energy poverty, and its implications on health and well-being of

2018-08-14T06:20:26+00:00 Tags: |

What Is ‘Financial Literacy,’ And Why Does It Matter?

Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. That’s a trite statement. Precisely how great the shortfall is, is in dispute, of course, as is the question of what remedies, if any, should be undertaken. But what’s the reason for this savings shortfall?  Discarding specifics like “no more traditional pension plans,” there are three potential reasons, each

A Deadly 18th Century Disease Is Making a Comeback in Some of The World’s Richest Countries

In the modern world, we don't think of malnutrition as something found in wealthy countries, like the United States. And yet, a notorious 18th century disease caused by the lack of a single vitamin has been rearing its head in a nation that wastes a quarter of its food every year. Vitamin C was only

2018-08-14T06:34:46+00:00 Tags: |

Sustainable business for the disadvantaged

INSPIRED to make a difference after watching the documentary Born Into Brothels, Suraj Upadhiah decided to go to India after completing junior college, to learn more about the lives of children born to brothel workers. His experiences there stirred a deep interest in advancing social responsibility causes and community projects both locally and globally. He

Colorado Company Jump-starts Mini-Grid Development in Africa

Looking to boost badly needed decentralized energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, a business-to-business microgrid company in Boulder, Colo. says it has jump-started a pipeline of more than 550 mini-grid projects via its web-based project management software. Odyssey Energy Solutions is streamlining development of mini-grids (the term used in Africa for microgrids) via software tools that link

2018-08-14T06:10:19+00:00 Tags: |

The Company Behind Some Of Hollywood’s Favorite Designs

If you need convincing that hats are back look no further than this September’s issue of Oprahmagazine, featuring Oprah wearing a stylish golden fedora from The Salting, which just launched its unisex fashion line heavy into hats online and in two pop-up shops in Tribeca’s 180 and Sag Harbor’s Sylvester & Co. Or Brian Dawkins at the Pro Football

Could Hybrid Forms of Worker Ownership Shape the Economy of the Future?

An article by Peter Walsh, Michael Peck, and Ibon Zugasti in the Harvard Business Review calls for the “use of worker buyouts, in which ownership of a company transfers from a single person or a small number of people to the workers of the company” as a means to reduce wealth inequality. The call itself is not

5 Facts You Should Know About Energy Poverty

Imagine what life would be like without access to modern-day energy sources, like electricity. This is energy poverty. For millions of poor people across the globe, their livelihoods, well-being and health are affected by the harmful energy options they are left with. Here are five facts you should know about energy poverty. Living without electricity

2018-08-14T06:00:16+00:00 Tags: |

Researchers Propose Metric Combining Poverty and Health

23 July 2018: Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Stanford University have developed a ‘poverty-free life expectancy’ (PFLE) metric that aims to provide a composite measure of health and economic well-being around the world. The PFLE operationalizes the link between health and economic policies, in line with the SDG agenda, and

2018-08-14T06:29:47+00:00 Tags: |

3 Things Employers Should Know About Financial Wellness Services

The job market is booming and employers are competing to attract and retain the best workers. This charge gets even trickier when looking at millennials. A recent study showed that nearly half of millennial employees said they would like their employer to provide additional help with financial matters, proving that there is a need for holistic benefits

US government failing millions by paying below $15 an hour, study finds

The federal government employs more workers making less than $15 an hour than any other employer in the US, a new report has revealed. The study, compiled by pro-union group Good Jobs Nation, analyzed federal data and showed that the government spends more than $1.6tn on federal contractors employing more than 12.5 million people with