Can a planet have a mind of its own?
I don’t often include stories from astronomy journals, however, this one is so important and profound in its implications for all of us that it’s more than worthwhile giving it space this week.
Why some firms prepare for natural disasters and others don't
Have you noticed that despite the increasing frequency and severity of floods, storms, wildfires and other natural hazards, some firms in disaster-prone areas prepare while others do not? I’ve noticed this phenomenon from China to the US and Australia and it never ceases to amaze me.
Most nations failing to protect nature in COVID-19 pandemic recovery plans
Some countries, including the United States, Brazil and Australia, are back-tracking on existing laws and relaxing regulations and enforcement actions aimed at protecting nature.
Innovations for sustainability in a post-pandemic future
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the world into turmoil and disrupted the status quo, but it is also providing opportunities for innovation in the way we live and work.
New and diverse experiences linked to enhanced happiness
When people had more variability in their physical location—visiting more locations in a day and spending proportionately equitable time across these locations—they reported feeling more positive.
Plants can improve your work life
Alicia and I have long advised that workplaces should have a large number of living plants dotted around as they increase people’s mental wellbeing and reduce workers’ stress levels and depression according to studies we referenced in our book Creating Optimism.
Governments should address climate change, health and taxes as one issue
Growing evidence shows that the costs of mitigating against climate change will more than pay off in the future through what scientists have called “health co-benefits.”
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