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Under the Paris Agreement, the Dutch government has pledged to drop its carbon dioxide emissions by 80-95 percent by 2050. To reach such an ambitious goal without spending ridiculous amounts of money, the Netherlands is looking to make use of microgrids—decentralized energy grids that intelligently balance local supply and demand of distributed clean energy sources. Homes that currently produce renewable energy simply increase the energy load on the grid, but with a microgrid, that energy can be shared between multiple households, which reduces the need for major infrastructure upgrades.

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The rhetoric on Capitol Hill is constantly about finding ways to create new jobs in America as a means of solving the issue of poverty. However, the reality is that creating jobs doesn’t lead to a decrease in poverty. Unemployment is down, and millions of jobs are going unfilled every day. The problem is not that people living below the poverty line can’t find a job. The problem is that these jobs do not pay enough to live on.

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Children ages 3 to 12 need to get somewhere between 10 to 12 hours of sleep each night. Why? Not getting enough shut-eye time can lead to weight gain, as well as taking a toll on their physical, emotional, and social health. If you don’t know what time you should be sending your child to bed, check out this handy chart. The bedtimes may come as surprise to you.

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Although cities are typically windy places, we currently have no means of harvesting that resource now. That’s why a duo of university students have created an mini-wind turbine that allows people in dense urban areas to generate energy from their apartment balconies. The innovative turbine has a sliced surface that allows wind to flow in all directions, which let’s it produce energy no matter which way the wind blows. This powers a generator that converts the energy into electricity that can either be used directly or fed into the grid.

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One of the big problems with employee burnout is that they don’t come at convenient points in time. Rather, they come precisely when you need to be sharp, like in the middle of a big project or during a “crunch” period. If you feel like you’re heading towards a burnout, here are five ways to save yourself before you hit a crisis point. 

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Fungi could be the key to winning the war on plastic, leading scientists at Kew Gardens has said. The first ever report on the state of the world’s fungi has today revealed that if the natural properties of fungus can be harnessed and developed, plastic could be broken down naturally in weeks rather than years.

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Eritrea and Djibouti signed a new peace agreement on September 6, effectively ending a decade-long conflict between the two countries. The peace initiative came sooner than many had thought - signaling a new dawn in relations among nations in the conflict-prone Horn of Africa.

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Planting millions of acres of trees and energy crops as well as restoring wetlands and coastal habitats could help the UK become carbon neutral by 2050. A new report says that these and other, newer technologies will be needed, even with stringent CO2 emissions cuts.

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Locked up in a tiny cell in Wayland prison, in Norfolk, detoxing from heroin and methadone, Mike Smith found that bending and breathing his way through a yoga meditation could give him up to three hours without any withdrawal symptoms – even with other inmates hammering on the door yelling “You’re mental” at him. The 46-year-old charity worker has been clean of drugs for seven years after breaking his two-decade cycle of addiction.

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For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat.

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