The obesity epidemic is spreading in these 10 developed countries.
We're pudgy. We're roly-poly and jiggly. But some have more wobbly bits than others. In more than half of the member countries of the Organisation of Economic and Co-operative Development, at least one in two people are now overweight or obese. Parents are plying their kids with excess calories with one hand and feeding themselves junk and processed food with the other. As we take a look at the fittest — and of course fattest — countries within the OECD, we also take a look at some of the measures being undertaken to tackle the global battle of the bulge. Statistics are based on the latest updated OECD figures released this past February.
Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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