The world’s toughest controls over the promotion of sugary drinks, brought in by a nation beset by obesity, have cut purchases by nearly a quarter in two years, research has shown. Four years ago, the people of Chile were consuming more sugary drinks per head than any other … [Read more...] about Chileans now consume a lot less sugar after landmark public health law
With climate change being a recurrent topic of conversation, legislators and organizations are looking into all aspects that can be optimized to reduce our current climate impact. The answer, legislators propose, is to push for electrification of our homes. This consists of … [Read more...] about Should we switch gas stoves for electric ones to fight climate change?
In Finland, a coalition of five political parties began their terms in office this past December. All five parties are led by women of whom four are under 35 years old, and one of their main priorities is gender equality. In a testament to this goal, Finland’s government has … [Read more...] about New fathers to get as much paid leave as mothers in Finland
Native Americans have routinely fought for land rights across the U.S. This past December, one small tribe won a land autonomy milestone, as Congress officially recognized the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The tribe has about 5,300 members and, after 125 years of … [Read more...] about The Little Shell Tribe finally receives federal recognition after 125 years
This week, New Jersey announced it will become the first state to require potential building projects to pass a climate change impact evaluation before being approved. As a part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s commitment to achieve 50 percent clean energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050, … [Read more...] about How New Jersey is taking extra steps to consider the climate in building plans