Kaiwen Wang

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As Of Today, The World Has Used A Year's Worth Of Resources

Earth Overshoot Day<p>Our reserves are being depleted faster than they can be built back up.<p>Today, according to the environmental think tank the Global Footprint Network, is Earth Overshoot Day the day that we've used up as many natural resources as we can replenish in a single year.<p>In the video …

Dodging costs and power cuts, Tanzanian firms profit from solar drive

ARUSHA, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mkarima Tarimo, managing director of Tarimo Industries, a Tanzanian company producing ice cream, yogurt and fruit juice for export to Europe, is a happy man.<p>Since January, the firm, based in the northern town of Arusha, has relied purely on solar …

Environmentalism

CERES Report Reveals Which Electric Utilities Recognize The Clean Energy Future We Need

Electric utilities tend to take a lot of heat for clouding public understanding of climate change and standing in the way of energy resources that won't cook the planet.<p>A number of utilities, for instance, have spent hundreds of millions over the past few years lobbying against the Clean Power …

Perovskite Solar Cells Supercharge Electricity Production

<i>Editor's Note: This article is part of a special report on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016 produced by the World Economic Forum. The list,</i> …

Clean Energy

Messaging app Telegram is shaking up Iran's elections

Ahead of Friday's vote in Iran, the streets of Tehran are lined with campaign posters and bustling with life, including people tapping away on their …

Chinese officials admit to faking economic data

Making the case for market mistrust, a report from Xinhua, a state-run government news agency, released over the weekend stated that "several" local officials in China's Northeast region admitted to faking economic data in recent years to show high rates of growth when the real numbers were much …

China

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …