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What process to follow while designing a blog for client

What process to follow while designing a blog for client

The designer has convinced the client who wants a new blog that he or she can perform a superior job in creating a blog that is attractive, user friendly, branded well and ultimately one that promotes/sells the client’s service(s). Great! Now a contract must be implemented to assure that both parties know what is expected […] … learn more→

Cheap alternatives to Wordpress

Cheap alternatives to WordPress

WordPress is a mainstay of the ‘net; in fact, some estimates suggest that as many as a quarter of all current websites might rely on the wordpress framework. But the truth is that sometimes WordPress doesn’t fit the bill, and especially with the release of the most recent wordpress version and notable incompatibility issues cropping […] … learn more→

Best of 2012: Why the global warming skeptics are wrong

The threat of climate change is an increasingly important environmental issue for the globe. Because the economic questions involved have received relatively little attention, I have been writing a nontechnical book for people who would like to see how market-based approaches could be used to formulate policy on climate change. When I showed an early […] … learn more→

Africa sitting on sea of groundwater reserves

Huge reserves of underground water in some of the driest parts of Africa could provide a buffer against the effects of climate change for years to come, according to UCL scientists. Researchers from the British Geological Survey and University College London have for the first time mapped the aquifers, or groundwater, across the continent and […] … learn more→

Azawad: A potentially problematic African ethnic territory

On April 6, Tuareg rebels in the West African city of Timbuktu unilaterally declared their independence from Mali and announced the birth of a new nation called Azawad. The declaration was widely ignored or condemned by neighboring African states and the international community. However, considering the arbitrary nature of many national borders in Africa which […] … learn more→

Getting the market to tell the truth

Moving the global economy off its current decline-and-collapse path depends on reaching four goals: stabilizing climate, stabilizing population, eradicating poverty, and restoring the economy’s natural support systems. These goals–comprising what the Earth Policy Institute calls “Plan B” to save civilization–are mutually dependent. All are essential to feeding the world’s people. It is unlikely that we […] … learn more→

Planet under Pressure 2012: here’s the wrap

The Planet Under Pressure 2012 Conference was held in London a fortnight back and released the first State of the Planet Declaration. The conference aim was to set out the science (in a broad sense) in the run-up to the UN Rio+20 conference. The recommendations in the statement have been passed onto the Secretary-General of […] … learn more→