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  • February 27, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1319

    Russia’s Venture Capital Adventure

    by Cathy Huang: At this year’s World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, participating heads of state collectively winced as two powerful men from opposite halves of the world shared an awkward moment. Michael S. Dell, the iconic CEO...

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  • February 27, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1701

    Creating Cycling Cultures

    by Sanjena Sathian: It is snowing mercilessly in Copenhagen. The skies have opened over Amsterdam and endless rain falls on the city. But despite the weather, the streets of both cities are inevitably filled with bicyclists, suit-clad or...

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  • February 27, 2011 • Cities, Theme • Views: 1736

    Living on Water

    by Luke Hawbaker: Most homeowners living near water dread the prospect of flooding. If the rain pours and water levels rise, they are forced to steel themselves against inevitable damage or even evacuate. But some residents living on the...

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  • December 1, 2010 • Death, Theme • Views: 1357


    For years, Turkey's ancient city of Hasankeyf has been flooded with problems. Soon, it may also be flooded with water. ...

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  • December 1, 2010 • Death, Theme • Views: 1959

    Waiting for Vultures

    A drastic decline in Mumbai's vulture population has left Zoroastrian funerary practices floundering. ...

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  • June 20, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 877

    Fasting for Peace

    by Diana Saverin JERUSALEM–Starting last night, the Jewish fast of Tisha B’Av began. At 7 P.M., restaurants closed, and a strange quiet hung over the city.  Recreational spots across the country have also been shut down for the 25...

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  • June 17, 2010 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 1005

    City of Cyclists

    by Sarah Armitage COPENHAGEN — As part of our Yale-organized housing in Copenhagen, each of the eleven Yale students here received a free public transportation pass — valid for whatever trips we might take on the bus, the metro, the S...

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  • May 22, 2010 • Invisible Economies, Theme • Views: 1842

    Paris’s Performance Scene, Aboveground and Below

    Parisian performers vie for the attention of the public on steps and churches and in long metro corridors, in the hopes of making a living—and maybe making it big. by Maria Yagoda...

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  • May 18, 2010 • Politics and Economy • Views: 2563

    South Korea’s Dream City

    With $35 billion and a lofty dream, the South Korean government and a U.S. real estate company set off to develop a brand new high-tech and green city from scratch. by Jasmine Lau...

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  • November 19, 2009 • Blogs, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 985

    The Dangers of China’s Recent Housing Price Spike

    by Sandy Zhu China’s housing price just experienced its biggest increase in 14 months: In November 2009, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported that property prices in 70 Chinese mainland cities rose by an average of 3.9...

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