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Documentary on China’s Air Pollution Spurs National Debate, Government Censorship

Last week, “Under The Dome,” a biting documentary about China’s air pollution problem went viral in the country, garnering more than 300 million views – the equivalent of more than a fifth of China’s population watching it, according to the Guardian. But on Friday, Chinese video websites deleted the film, under orders from state censors, the New York Times reported.

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DOE Develops Wireless ‘Smart City’ Platform

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab have developed a wireless sensor network platform that could revolutionize urban planning, development and management.

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A New Approach to Energy Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new approach to bridge the digital and energy divide is required to enable the convergence of the public and private sectors to maximise resources in a systemic and sustainable fashion at price points that meet the needs of a developing rural society.

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Healthy Corners Program Tackles Urban Food Deserts

The Healthy Corners program distributes fresh produce to small corner stores in ‘food deserts’ that can try selling it at a profit with almost no financial risk. Although the program is poised to have a big impact on D.C., some question whether or not food deserts — or areas lacking grocery stores — really affect residents’ health.

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3p Weekend: 10 ‘Role Models’ Walk the Runway at NYFW

Budding fashion designer Carrie Hammer made headlines with her debut runway show this month, ‘Role Models Not Runway Models,’ which included powerhouse women from CEOs and entrepreneurs, to the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.

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Walmart to Increase Wages to $9 an Hour for 500,000 Workers

Stop the presses: Walmart just announced that it will increase wages to $9 an hour for half a million workers by April. Could the big-box retailer long bemoaned for its low wages finally be turning over a new leaf?