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UAE's plan to burn 2/3 of trash seen negating carbon neutrality goals

Jul 31, 2021 23:55 pm UTC| Nature Economy

The UAE is constructing a $1.1 billion waste-to-energy facility in Dubai that will help burn up to two-thirds of the countrys trash to deal with a growing refuse problem. The facility is part of a series of waste...

'Cyborg soil' reveals the secret microbial metropolis beneath our feet

Jul 24, 2021 05:58 am UTC| Nature Science

Dig a teaspoon into your nearest clump of soil, and what youll emerge with will contain more microorganisms than there are people on Earth. We know this from lab studies that analyse samples of earth scooped from the...

Why are water companies dumping raw sewage in Britain's rivers and coastal seas?

Jul 18, 2021 10:38 am UTC| Nature

There were more than 400,000 discharges of raw sewage in 2020, together lasting more than three million hours, from water companies into rivers in England and Wales. One company, Southern Water, was recently fined a record...

S. Korea, WTO members agree to expedite ban deal on fisheries subsidies

Jul 16, 2021 23:49 pm UTC| Economy Nature

South Korea and World Trade Organization (WTO) member states agreed to redouble efforts on banning subsidies for illegal fishing to clinch a deal this year. South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee and her counterparts...

Recycling efforts insufficient to solve the plastic crisis: CEO

Jul 16, 2021 23:43 pm UTC| Economy Nature

The world is unable to recycle its way out of the plastic crisis, with only about 9 percent of what is placed in recycling bins being recycled, said Grove Collaborative Co-Founder and CEO Stu Landesberg. Unrecycled...

SK Chemicals eyes 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Jul 14, 2021 00:20 am UTC| Economy Nature

SK Chemicals Co. announced that it will focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management as part of efforts to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The South Korean chemical goods...

Hyundai, Kia to develop electrolysis system for green hydrogen production with Canadian firm

Jul 13, 2021 00:14 am UTC| Economy Nature

Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Corp. would jointly develop and commercialize a water electrolysis system for green hydrogen production with Canadian electrolyzers manufacturer Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. Under...

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Economy

Tencent shares plunge 10% after China media calls online gaming 'electronic drugs'

Stocks of Chinas biggest social media and video game firm Tencent tumbled over 10 percent, wiping almost $60 billion from its market capitalization after state-run Economic Information Daily likened online video games to...

Nissan and AESC to build $456 million EV battery plant in Japan

Envision AESC and Nissan will build a second car battery factory in two months, set to rise in Ibaraki Prefecture, with an initial investment of $456 million and an annual production capacity of six gigawatt-hours in...

NTT laments lost opportunity to showcase technology at Tokyo Olympics

Japanese companies like Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. lament the missed opportunity for their products to take center stage with the lack of spectators in the Olympic games. NTT wanted to showcase its...

Toss offers free transactions amid growing online bank competition

Viva Republica would eliminate transaction fees for Toss users starting Monday, as it prepares to launch Toss Bank next month and gears up for growing competition with internet-only banks and other fintech firms. The...

S. Koreans complain of discrimination after Tesla suspends sales of Model 3 Long Range

South Koreans raised complaints against Tesla Inc. for discriminating against them after the US electric vehicle maker suspended sales of its Model 3 Long Range while continuing to sell it elsewhere. The Model 3 Long...

Politics

Joe Biden vaccine: US meets 70 percent vaccination rate

The Biden administration is increasing efforts to get Americans vaccinated in light of the surge in cases, especially of the Delta variant. This week, President Joe Biden has announced that the US has finally hit the 70...

Kamala Harris to promote Biden-Harris administration's 'America is Back' in upcoming visit to Singapore, Vietnam

US Vice President Kamala Harris will be making her next few overseas engagements this month in her upcoming visits to Singapore and Vietnam. Harris is expected to promote the new administrations message in her trips to the...

Kevin McCarthy faces further backlash from women's rights group over 'joke' of assaulting Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently came under fire for his joke about hitting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with a gavel should he become House Speaker in 2022. However, McCarthy is facing further backlash as a...

Capitol insurrection: Testimonies from Capitol police can help build criminal case against ex-POTUS Trump

Last week was the first hearing of the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the events of the Capitol insurrection last January 6. Following the testimonies of some of the injured law enforcement officials that...

Science

Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave analyzer to prevent drowsy driving

Hyundai Mobis developed a brainwave detection device dubbed M. Brain to alert motor vehicle operators against drowsy driving or sudden health issues. The M.Brain analyzes brainwaves to determine the drivers health...

Osaka University ties up with town of Okoppe to turn cow poop into methanol using LEDs

Researchers from the Osaka University and the town of Okoppe are conducting studies to produce methanol by illuminating biogas from cow manure with LEDs. Experiments were conducted at an agricultural and scientific...

Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil

Exactly what happened at the beginning of the universe, 14 billion years ago, is one of the greatest mysteries in physics theres no simple way to probe it. Thats because, in its early stages, the universe was filled with...

S. Korean researchers reveal method of using fat insects in producing eco-friendly biodiesel

South Korean researchers announced a method of producing environment-friendly fuels by utilizing the remains of high-fat black soldier flies. The method uses leftover fat from black soldier flies to produce animal feed,...

Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory debut world’s first enzymatically recycled bottles

A consortium that includes Nestlé, PepsiCo, and Suntory has produced the worlds first food-grade PET plastic bottles from enzymatically recycled plastic using Carbios recycling process. The bottles that have been...

Technology

Honor Magic 3 benchmark result hints at the use of Snapdragon 888

The anticipated official launch of Honor Magic 3 is just a few days away, but leaks remain unstoppable. More recently, a Geekbench benchmark test result appeared online, possibly revealing what processing chip will power...

‘Clair de Lune' traveled to space to become the first NFT music to reach orbit

Claire de Lune, the popular classical music composed by French composer Claude Debussy, has a non-fungible token (NFT) version, and this digital file was flown to space. Traveling to orbit and reaching 125,000 miles...

Google Pixel 6 series to launch in 8 countries

Google has done something quite different for the announcement of the Pixel 6 series. Instead of waiting until fall to unveil the upcoming flagship devices, the company published a series of tweets that revealed their...

‘Fortnite’ adds DC’s Bloodsport and ‘Street Fighter’s’ Cammy and Guile this week

Epic Games is having one major collaboration after another this summer. Now, the world of Fortnite is having a crossover with some popular Suicide Squad members and a couple of fan-favorite Street Fighter...

Dolphin Entertainment, FTX announce tie-up to establish new NFT Marketplace

Dolphin Entertainment and FTX Trading Ltd., a crypto exchange company, have teamed up to create a new non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace. It was reported that the two will build and open the blockchain marketplace that...
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