James Lewis

13 Flips | 2 Magazines | 2 Likes | 6 Following | 13 Followers | @Jimilewi | GEI LLC President & Senior Business Development Mgr

A Day of Beijing Air Can Be Deadlier than 40 Cigarettes

It's just as bad if you leave the city.<p>Air pollution in China appears to have improved over the past year, though it’s still really, really bad. Last …

A six-hour workday could make you happier, healthier and more productive

By Thomas Heath<p>, Reporter<p>Forget diets, fitness and employee wellness programs. U.S. firms may find shorter workdays are the way to cutting health-care costs.<p>That’s one suggestion from a controversial experiment in Scandinavia — the cradle of worker-friendly capitalism — that’s questioned Sweden’s …

Health Care

A former McKinsey partner says if you can't make a dent in your to-do list, you're probably thinking about it all wrong

In theory, this strategy is brilliant. And yet I rarely find it helpful.<p>What typically ends up happening is I organize my day beautifully: From 10 a.m. to noon I'll write a story; from noon to 2 p.m. I'll do research for another story; and so on.<p>And then it's 2 p.m. and I'm only halfway through …

Productivity

Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion

Thousands head to pollution-free regions as haze descends on the country’s northern industrial heartland<p>Tens of thousands of “smog refugees” have reportedly fled China’s pollution-stricken north after the country was hit by its latest “airpocalyse” forcing almost half a billion people to live under …

China

India announces its largest solar rooftop tender

In the next step toward cutting reliance on nonrenewable energy sources, the Indian government announced today its largest solar rooftop tender.<p>The …

Researchers are using drones to help save Sequoia trees in California

Drones are continuing to show their worth in a range of ways that few could've imagined when the remotely controlled flying machines started to become more affordable a few years back.<p>Some commercial uses were obvious in the beginning, with, say, filmmakers quick to jump on board, the …

FAA

Scuba Diving Curacao's Colorful Coral Reefs

I’ve been forewarned by Go West Diving’s Anne-Marie Vermeer that scuba diving through the Mushroom Forest is like being dropped into a Salvador Dali …

Elon Musk says SolarCity will build a “solar roof” for your house

What if your entire roof was made up entirely of dedicated solar power cells? No, not adorned with the current kind of solar panels you’ve likely seen on the existing roofs of a few neighbour houses – an entire roof actually made up of solar gathering material, rather than add-ons that install …

Samsung Is About to Brick Every Galaxy Note 7 in America [Updated]

If you’re still carrying around a Galaxy Note 7, you should return it ASAP, because it’s about to become completely useless. Samsung on Friday …

EPA shuts down 17 wells in Osage Nation after Oklahoma quake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a weekend …

Oil & Gas Industry

Earthquake rattles Oklahoma, six neighboring states

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is telling operators to shut down 35 disposal wells that may have played a role in a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that shook at least six states Saturday, Gov. Mary Fallin said.<p>The disposal wells, which are linked to fracking and other industries that need to …

Record-tying Oklahoma earthquake felt as far away as Arizona

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma's key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the …

Oil & Gas Industry