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Rethinking investment risk

Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Economics & Business
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Did climate change help spark the Syrian war?

A new study says a record drought that ravaged Syria in 2006-2010 was likely stoked by ongoing manmade climate change, and that the drought may have helped propel the 2011 Syrian uprising. Researchers say ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Environment
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Unraveling the complex web of global food trade

Growing global trade is critically important for providing food when and where it's needed—but it makes it harder to link the benefits of food and the environmental burden of its production. A study published this week ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Environment
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