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Rio is ready, Tokyo is green

The host for the 2016 Olympics will be announced this evening at 1800 BST. The four contenders are Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. I’m torn between the passionate bid of Rio de Janeiro and the green, logical approach of Tokyo. If Rio’s bid wins it will be the first time for the Games

Are Costa Ricans the world’s happiest people?

Just announced, the Happy Planet Index for 2009 has painted a surprising picture of the relative wealth and progress of nations, with Costa Rica named as the world’s happiest country. In this second annual global ranking of well-being and environmental impact, Costa Ricans report the highest life satisfaction in the world, as well as the