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Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box
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La Moda Sostenible destacará en MOMAD Metropolis | SlowFashionNextSlowFashionNext Publicado por el equipo Slow Fashion Nex Éste viernes, 9 de septiembre en IFEMA Madrid, comienza una nueva edición de MOMAD Metrópolis (Salón Internacional de Textil y Complementos) y de MOMAD Shoes (Salón Internacional de Calzado y Complementos), edición en la que la Moda Sostenible tiene una presencia destacada. MOMAD, es una cita ineludible para agentes, cadenas de tiendas, detallistas, fabricantes, grandes almacenes, grandes superficies, importador-mayorista o tiendas online, que lo visitan para comprar mercancía para sus establecimientos, ver de primera mano las tendencias y para estar en contacto con los profesionales del sector. Paneles informativos que nos complace compartir más abajo con todos vosotros. Una gran novedad en MOMAD para esta edición es la MOMAD Fashion Lab, un espacio de debate y conocimiento organizado en colaboración con Modaes.es y la Asociación Empresarial del Comercio Textil y Complementos (Acotex).

How to save the planet? Stop having children | Frankie Mullin | Society “I was sterilised after the birth of my second son because I believed I had no right to have more than two children – it would have been more than my reproductive share,” says Pippa Hayes, 56. “Humans are tipping the balance with the natural world, to the detriment of both humanity and the other species that share our lovely, finite planet.” As a GP, Hayes feels strongly that medical professionals should encourage people to have smaller families. “Doctors should be promoting replacement number of children; two per couple, one per single parent,” she says. “We don’t need to do this by coercion, we just need to talk about it.” Hayes is not alone in believing that bringing children into the world is an act of such environmental destructiveness that it requires mitigating. Likewise Claire Coveney, 32, who decided at 26 she didn’t want a family. Population Matters has seen its membership double in the last five years and now has 6,000 people on its mailing list.

image 10 crímenes medioambientales que cometes en la cocina de tu casa | Gastro Cuando estás preparando unos huevos rellenos y, al abrir la lata de atún, decides tirar el aceite por el fregadero. O cuando descubres que hay 12 yogures pasados de fecha en la nevera... y los tiras. O cada vez que comes pescado azul porque dicen que es bueno (pero que es siempre salmón a la plancha). Otros se producen fuera, pero también tienen que ver con la comida: hacer la compra on-line, utilizar bolsas de plástico desechables ("total, son cinco céntimos de nada"), adquirir electrodomésticos poco eficientes... Echar aceite por el fregadero. The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work, and What They Do Instead Continue reading the main story Men in 2000| At every age, the chances of not working have changed in the last 15 years. Teenagers are far more likely not to work. Older people are retiring later and working more. In the late 1960s, almost all men between the ages of 25 and 54 went to work. Of course, the economy was stronger in 2000 than it is today, with a lower official unemployment rate — the share of people not working and actively looking for work — than today. The remaining two-thirds is made up of those who are not working and not looking for work. School About 13 percent of the increase in prime-age nonworkers, including a substantial fraction of the younger ones, comes among people who say they are in school. To the extent that rising nonwork reflects more men graduating from school, that’s good news. Some men in school say they would like to be working part time but they’ve given up looking for a job. Continue reading the main story Changes between 2000 and 2014 Disability

Google Search for Android: Ok Google, Take a Photo or Take a Video Google today updated its Google Search app for Android with two new “Ok Google” commands: “take a photo” and “take a video.” You can download the new version now directly from Google Play (if you don’t see it yet, be patient as these rollouts are usually staggered). As you might expect, each phrase will launch your camera app in the preferred mode. If you don’t want to say “Ok Google” first, you can still use the voice commands by tapping the microphone icon first. Image Credit – Sean Gallup/Getty Images Así nos ayudará la tecnología a cultivar nuestros propios alimentos No es casual la tendencia de los huertos urbanos e incluso de los micro huertos, que podemos tener en espacios tan reducidos como el balcón o incluso en el alféizar de las ventanas. Cultivar nuestros propios alimentos obedece a muy distintas razones y ninguna de ellas parece estar en horas bajas. Muy al contrario, si de modas que han llegado para quedarse se trata, el cultivo de alimentos es un firme candidato. Sin embargo, mucho queda que avanzar para que los resultados nos permitan poder prescindir de los supermercados. El entramado industrial del sector agrícola sigue siendo, con diferencia, la fórmula dominante. Pero las cosas podrían cambiar. Gracias a sensores, la elaboración de algoritmos y, por ejemplo, a software, entre otros apps y sistemas o marcos de trabajo de código abierto, se podrán recrear las condiciones idóneas para que nuestras frutas y verduras crezcan en un entorno idóneo. La revolución de los datos ¿Ciencia ficción? Open Agricultre, el proyecto del MIT

Ikea's Mobile, Easy-To-Assemble Shelters Will Bring Safety, Comfort To Thousands Of Refugees Thousands of refugees who braved winter’s brutal conditions have more than just milder weather to look forward to this summer. After pursuing extensive research and testing, the Ikea Foundation and the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are preparing to roll out 10,000 innovative shelters for refugees that will provide the very basics any human would need to survive. Requiring no additional tools, the 188-square-foot Better Shelter can accommodate five people, is easy to assemble and is fitted with a solar panel and lamp. Two men assemble a Better Shelter prototype in Hilawyen Refugee camp, Dollo Ado, Ethiopia in July 2013. Across the globe, 13 million refugees rely on UNHCR’s services, and a common issue displaced people bemoan the most is not having access to light. “My 15-year-old brother Eyad is very traumatized from what happened in Syria,” Amer, who now resides in Al Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, told UNHCR. The interior of a Better Shelter prototype in Kawergosk Refugee Camp, Erbil, Iraq.

image Servicios conscientes: seguros, banca, móvil, luz, internet... Miguel Perles. Charlas Conscientes #5 - Viviendo Consciente Es necesario ser lo suficientemente visibles para generar un cambio en la sociedad. Miguel Perles. Entrega #5 de las Charlas Conscientes. La charla de este episodio consciente la mantenemos con Miguel Perles. En esta charla profundizamos en el mundo de los servicios personales y de hogar, como compañías de teléfono, electricidad, seguros de coche y hogar, bancos, , etc. Dale al play y descubre cómo tú también puedes poner consciencia en los servicios comunes para tu hogar y tu familia: En esta charla con Miguel hablamos de: "23 ideas probadas para un estilo de vida saludable, sostenible y consciente" Además, cada semana recibirás un email con ideas y herramientas para llevar a tu vida cotidiana. Acerca de la autora, Noemí Rodríguez Soy Noemí Rodríguez, la autora del blog Viviendo Consciente, donde comparto ideas y herramientas prácticas para ayudarte a llevar un estilo de vida más sano, sostenible y consciente.

Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students Student Onno Selbach interacts with two nursing home residents at Humanitas in the Netherlands. Selbach helped create an intergenerational program there that offers students rent-free housing. Photo courtesy of Humanitas A nursing home in the Netherlands allows university students to live rent-free alongside the elderly residents, as part of a project aimed at warding off the negative effects of aging. In exchange for small, rent-free apartments, the Humanitas retirement home in Deventer, Netherlands, requires students to spend at least 30 hours per month acting as “good neighbors,” Humanitas head Gea Sijpkes said in an email to PBS NewsHour. Officials at the nursing home say students do a variety of activities with the older residents, including watching sports, celebrating birthdays and, perhaps most importantly, offering company when seniors fall ill, which helps stave off feelings of disconnectedness.

Twitter CEO to "learn more about Chinese culture" on first visit to nation Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is about to take his first trip to China, sparking speculation that the social media giant may be looking at how it might be able to relaunch the service in the country, where it’s been banned by the authorities since 2009. With around 600 million people online in China, and with Twitter shareholders eager for new revenue opportunities, we can expect that the social media giant is constantly exploring ways to bring its micro-blogging service to one of the world’s biggest markets. However, the company insists that Costolo’s trip, his first to the Asian nation, is merely to “learn more about Chinese culture and the country’s thriving technology sector.” China ‘vacation’: Dick Costolo According to Reuters, Costolo will stay in Shanghai and is not intending to visit Beijing. During his three-day trip, he’s scheduled to meet a number of Shanghai government officials, though “is not expected to ask Chinese authorities to lift the Twitter ban.”

Zarzalejo en Transicion Glasgow’s living-wage policy shames corporate giants | Kevin McKenna By any instrument you wish to measure it, 2014 has been an outstanding year for Glasgow. As our biggest city is the boiler house that heats the nation’s economy and culture, that means that this has been a year like no other for the rest of the country too. The Commonwealth Games were successfully delivered with so much style and zip that an event that was in danger of becoming a sporting irrelevance has now been revivified. Glasgow also hosted the UK and Commonwealth’s main commemorations of the start of the First World War, the MTV Europe Music Awards and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Yet the city’s proudest moment was announced just last week but to curiously little media fanfare. If this were to be rolled out across every council in the UK, the lives of multitudes of our fellow citizens would improve dramatically. Thus votes and debates in Westminster can be bought in the ancient cottage industry of giving English Tory MPs shares in interested companies.

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