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Big Picture, Small Scale: Systems Thinking on the Ground

With economic growth, increasing incomes, better sanitation and improvements in healthcare, people are living longer. Lengthening life expectancy is proof of the success of economic…
INCLUSIVENESS

Reckoning with Graying Asia

The past few years have seen workers in Asia becoming increasingly restive and concerned over pensions. Demands for reform have erupted into street protests in…
INCLUSIVENESS

DNA and the Globalization of Humanity

Regardless of how an individual racially or ethnically self-identifies, they will see a DNA test result showing multiple divisions in their bloodline, simplified by many…
ENVIRONMENT

Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change” and Why It Matters

“Anthropocene” is a widely proposed name for the geological epoch that covers human impact on our planet. But it is not synonymous with “climate change,”…
ENVIRONMENT

Mind Games: The Effects of Air Pollution on Cognition

While the toll that breathing polluted air exacts on health and physical wellbeing is richly documented, lesser known is its impact on human intelligence. In…
ENVIRONMENT

A Possibility of Rebirth for Dongjiang River

Contaminants both obvious and subtle have made a home within our rivers. These pollutants include pesticides, fertilizers, industrial effluent, and human sewage—a mélange of chemicals…
ENVIRONMENT

Rivers in Peril: Restoring the Lifeblood of Cities

Many of the great cities of the modern world are intertwined with their rivers: London and the Thames, New York and the Hudson, Paris and…
ENVIRONMENT

Depopulation Dividend for a Shrinking Japan

Japan is experiencing dramatic demographic change due to rapid aging and, since 2008, depopulation. Conventionally, these are considered to be economic “problems” to be “solved,”…
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