The new .NGO and .ONG domains will be released late Summer 2014. Unlike .ORG, the new domains will only be available to NGOs, charities, and nonprofits, which will form a nice international index of verified NGOs. The new domains will be released on a first come, first serve basis, so fill out an expression of… Continue reading .NGO | .ONG Domain Names Available This Summer
Muenster is Muenster, no matter how you slice it. Chuck Schumer Europe’s making a big stink over cheese. The EU wants to ban the use of names like Parmesan, feta, and Gorgonzola on US-made cheeses because ours isn’t as good or as original. Our cheese is becoming an international threat to sales and cheese identity.… Continue reading
Photographer Rosie Holtom took pictures of homeless people from London, dressed as they’d like the world to see them. Not only are they beautiful portraits, but there is such light and confidence that comes through in these. As communities, we need to be better about inspiring that in those who are homeless for whatever reason;… Continue reading
via a New York Times slideshow and article about yoga in Israel among (un)Orthodox Jews.
Perfect Soldiers, by Gabriel Cortez. More incredible youth stories tied to health via TheBiggerPicture.org.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action. This provocative site was shared by a design consultant in a… Continue reading What’s Your Slavery Footprint?
(I know this is from November, but still relevant.)Sweden ran out of garbage and is importing it to sustain their waste-to-energy program.
The small Norwegian town of Rjukan is getting its own artificial sun this month. Engineers are completing The Mirror Project—a system of three 300 square foot heliostatic mirrors that redirect winter light into the valley, turning one of the biggest town squares into a sunny meeting place. The entire mechanism is controlled by a central computer that adjusts the… Continue reading
China deployed an elite gaggle of geese police, and no, it’s not an Onion headline. In June, one gaggle of police geese reportedly managed to snare a man who had broken into the local police headquarters to take a motorbike, the People’s Daily reported. After drugging two police dogs and climbing over the wall, the… Continue reading
Dutch building regs, as they relate to bicycles. Not having to carry a bike up several flights of stairs would change everything.