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    The World’s Happiest and Greenest Countries

    The World’s Happiest and Greenest Countries

    By Ariana López Peña Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on Earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam. So concluded the Happy Planet Index, which recently released its 2016 ranking of “where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, happy lives.” That […]

    8 Men Account for Half the World’s Wealth

    8 Men Account for Half the World’s Wealth

    The combined wealth of eight men is greater than the poorest 3.6 billion people, according to the anti-poverty charity Oxfam International. This is a massive jump from last year’s estimate, which cited the world’s 62 richest people having a combined wealth equal to the poorest 50 percent of the population on the planet. Oxfam’s report, […]

    It’s Official: Solar Energy Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

    It’s Official: Solar Energy Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

    Renewable energy has reached an important milestone. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has determined that in many parts of the world, solar energy is now the same price or even cheaper than fossil fuels for the first time. In a handbook released this month, the WEF observed how the price of renewable technologies, particularly solar, […]