How We Became Urban

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For those unaware, we’re about to hit a world-wide demographic flip – very soon we will have more people living in cities than in the country. So how did that happen? Well this interesting article from The Economist charts the trend. The survey does of good job of charting the trend throughout human history, thus […]

World’s Third Longest River Nearly Irreversibly Damaged

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The New York Times reported yesterday that the Yangtze may be so so polluted that the damage is irreversible. It’s understandable that a country wishing to quickly grow its economy might be lax on environmental issues. However, it blows my mind that the Yangtze could be “irreversibly” damaged. Even if the claim is hyperbole, it […]