By Philip Alston*
Extreme poverty in America
There are about a hundred bicycles on display at the Museum of Bicycling: Pedalling for Change located at the Cebu Elicon House in Cebu City in Philippines.
Bike museum promotes pro-environment vibes
Glaciers melting from climate change threaten to reactivate Iceland’s sleeping volcanoes, according to research published in the journal Geology. Researchers found that climate change causes ice to rapidly melt in many volcanically active regions, including Iceland.
Climate change could increase volcanic eruptions
Hurricane Harvey was historic: It literally set the rain record for the US with a whopping 51.89 inches of rain in Harris County, and covered most of Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city, in floodwaters that caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.
Climate change intensified hurricane Harvey
The best teachers should be put in reception classes to have the biggest impact on a child’s education, a major study has found.
Best teachers should be put in reception classes
In a country wherein the center is covered with two vast deserts including the hottest spot on Earth (70°C in Dasht-e Lut), the last thing you’d expect to see is a ski resort.
Shemshak, third largest ski resort in Iran
The number of 10- to 17-year-olds cautioned or sentenced for knife possession offences in the UK has risen by 16 percent since this time last year, with 2017 set to be one of the worst years in the last four decades for child knife deaths.
Number of UK children penalized for knife possession rises
Nature lovers beware, environmental models used by researchers at the University of New Hampshire are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future.
Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century
New research from the University of Birmingham and VIVID Housing Association has found for the first time a link between well-being and housing tenure — with social renters more likely than homeowners to have lower levels of anxiety.
Social housing to provide same emotional benefits as home ownership
Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees' trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.
Bosses who 'phone snub' employees risk losing trust, engagement

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