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How This Startup Is Producing Sustainable Oil From Sewage Sludge

It’s black. It’s viscous. It looks a lot like crude oil. Yet, it doesn’t come from drilling, but from sewage sludge. Danish startup Mash Biotech has found a cost-effective method for converting one of the world’s big waste sources into sustainable oil and a fertilizer.<p>“We’ve tried to sort of put …

Chinese warships enter South China Sea near Taiwan in show of force

Beijing’s only aircraft carrier cruises past Taiwan’s Pratas Islands in an exercise state media said showed the country’s improving combat capabilities<p>A group of Chinese warships led by the country’s sole aircraft carrier entered the South China Sea on Monday after passing south of Taiwan, the …

Seven Ways to Teach Kids How to Manage Money

As adults, we’ve had a lifetime to learn how to manage our money and spend smart—but are we teaching our kids how to do the same? Finance may seem …

The US is the only country that hasn't signed on to a key international agreement to save the planet

On Dec. 2, 2016, Mexico’s environment minister Rafael Pacchiano Alamán faced the thousands of participants and delegates who traveled to Cancun for the 13th conference of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, and opened the high-level meeting by addressing the elephant in the …

100% Renewable: Las Vegas Is Now a Beacon Of Sustainability

Las Vegas may not be the first city you think of when you think of sustainability, but maybe it should be. When <b>SunPower</b> (NASDAQ: SPWR)recently turned on the Boulder 1 solar project, the City of Las Vegas' government became the first in the country to be entirely powered by renewable energy.<p>This …

India’s currency crisis is stalling small industries and sending workers home

By Rama Lakshmi<p>Rama Lakshmi<p>Bio Follow<p>NOIDA, India — Over the past two years, this suburb of New Delhi mushroomed into a flourishing enclave of small cellphone manufacturers, attracting tens of thousands of workers from the countryside. Noida, known as the “handset hub,” was touted as a showcase for …

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The Next Big Climate-Change Battle Starts in India

Some climate activists worry that Donald Trump’s presidential election will be the death knell for the global environment. That’s almost certainly untrue. Whatever Trump’s attitude toward climate science and energy policy, two big outside factors will be much more important -- technological …

Fossil Fuels

The U.S. tried to change other countries’ governments 72 times during the Cold War

By Lindsey A. O'Rourke<p>The CIA has concluded with “high confidence” that Russia intervened covertly during the presidential election to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy. They based this assessment on the discovery that Russian security agencies had hacked the Republican National Committee, the …

Cold War

Trump Ignoring US Intelligence Creates Risks Beyond Russian Hacking

Observers and alumni of America's intelligence community have already fretted over Donald Trump's impending control of the world's most powerful spy …

The man hacking India’s rich and powerful talks motives, music, drugs and next targets

By Max Bearak<p>Max Bearak<p>Africa bureau chief based in Nairobi<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Somewhere in India, a young man is sitting in a room, parked in front of his computer, smoking copious amounts of marijuana and causing great embarrassment to some of the country's biggest movers and shakers.<p>He and a group …

Rahul Gandhi

If Trump Abandons the TPP, China Will Be the Biggest Winner

The phrase “Thucydides Trap” refers to the likelihood of tensions and even war between an established power and a rising challenger. Even before Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency, the relationship between the U.S. and China was often cast in these terms, with analysts such as Graham …

Going green in China, where climate change isn’t considered a hoax

<b>(Reuters/Grace Liang)</b><p>Chinese leaders want to improve the quality of life in their nation’s cities<p>Matthew Kahn<p>December 12, 2016 1:24pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, …

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion have a new fund to fight climate change via energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

Aleppo battle: Syrian army presses advance against rebels

<b>Syrian government troops pressed on with their offensive against rebel-held eastern parts of the city of Aleppo late into the evening.</b><p>The government has already recaptured more than 70% of the rebel-controlled areas in the east, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.<p>More than …

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

OSLO (Reuters) - Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.<p>Two Adelie penguins rest on the shores of Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica December 13, 2009. …

A China economist told us how China could hurt the US in a trade war

<b>Before joining the Institute of International Finance, Gene Ma worked at famed hedge fund Tudor Investments. He is now IIF's Chief Economist, and we caught up with him to ask him some questions about where the Chinese economy is going in the age of Trump.</b><p><b>Linette Lopez:</b> How will China take advantage …

Nature Photographer Captures Stunning Images of African Wildlife at Night Under Moonlit Skies

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular …

India built the world’s largest solar plant in record time

India’s push for solar power is gaining steam.<p>At the end of November, the country turned on the world’s largest solar power plant spanning 10 km sq in Kamuthi in the state of Tamil Nadu. It packs 648 megawatts of power—nearly 100 more than California’s Topaz Solar Farm, which was previously the …

100 Women 2016: Indian women 'loiter' in public places at night

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1268000/1268127_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534483627_8feca1a88719e0a6aef040a821a87df9<p><b>Four years on from a fatal rape that shocked India and the world, women want to reclaim public spaces and are speaking up about the violence they have</b> …