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China’s trade dominance is bringing more pollution from an unexpected source

China’s polluted air kills at least a million people a year—and is becoming enough of a source of public outrage that it threatens Communist Party’s legitimacy. But while the government’s bid to clean up the air has focused mainly on cars and factories, there’s a huge source of harmful emissions …

Hong Kong

Bluetooth Shower Speaker | Cult of Mac Deals

This rechargeable bluetooth shower speaker is water-resistant with a suction that allows you to secure it to your shower wall and listen to tunes or make hands-free calls.<p>10 meter wireless connection range<br>• Showerproof casing with IPx4 rating<br>• Built-in rechargeable battery - cable included<br>• Built-in …

Obama Announces Plan to Create World's Largest Ocean Reserve

The president also pledged to fight illegal fishing and seafood fraud.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama announced a plan for creating the world's largest marine sanctuary on Tuesday, covering hundreds of thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, along with new pledges to fight illegal fishing and seafood …

How Innovation Can Save Us From Environmental Catastrophe | The Takeaway | WNYC

Not everyone believes that we're doomed when it comes to climate change, and one of those hopeful few is Robert Bryce. He says that innovation is the …

Innovation

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

UN set to warn countries over 'dash for gas'

<b>Governments are likely to be warned next week that a "dash for gas" will not solve climate change.</b><p>The chancellor and prime minister have promoted gas as a clean option for powering the UK.<p>But a draft report for the United Nation's third panel on climate change says gas cannot provide a long-term …

Liberal Democrats

Kenya Pursuing Nuclear Power Despite the Risks

Kenya is forging ahead with plans to build a nuclear power plant by 2025 as part of an ambitious development agenda. However, the project is not …

Obama Creates New National Monument

On Tuesday, President Obama held a ceremony at the White House to announce his use of executive authority to expand the California Coastal National …

Ocean's Biggest Current Carries More Water Than Thought

The world's biggest wind-driven ocean current carries 20 percent more water than previously thought, scientists announced this week.<p>A team of …

20,000 megawatts under the sea: Oceanic steam engines

IF ANY energy source is worthy of the name “steampunk”, it is surely ocean thermal energy conversion. Victorian-era science fiction? Check: Jules …

Engines

Judge strikes down small drones ban

A federal judge slapped down the FAA’s fine for a drone operator, saying there was no law banning the commercial use of small drones.<p>The judge’s decision could open up the skies below 400 feet to farmers, photographers and entrepreneurs who have been battling the FAA over the use of the unmanned …

Obama's 2015 Budget Proposes Billions in Clean Energy Funding

President Barack Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal for the 2015 fiscal year contains billions in potential renewable energy investments.<p>The …

Gillibrand’s Military Sexual-Assault Bill Fails in Senate

The Sen­ate on Thursday voted down a cru­cial mo­tion to pro­ceed on Sen. Kirsten Gil­librand’s bill to com­bat sexu­al as­sault in the mil­it­ary, …

Mitch McConnell

Ethiopian dam's ecological and human fallout could echo Aral Sea disaster

Africa's fourth-largest lake could drop by 20 metres, causing an ecological and human disaster to rival the shrinking of the Aral Sea in central Asia, if Ethiopia goes ahead with massive irrigation projects linked to a giant dam, according to a university paper.<p>Lake Turkana, located almost entirely …

A Bright Year for Solar in the U.S.—But There Are Clouds on the Horizon

You don’t get any brighter than the reflecting mirrors at the just-opened Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, in California‘s Mojave desert. When I visited …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

North Carolina coal ash spill raises questions about enforcement of environmental regulations

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>A major spill of toxic coal ash is raising questions again about the safety of water and the government regulators overseeing industry. …

82,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Spill From Plant Into North Carolina River

About 82,000 tons of coal ash mixed with 27 million gallons of contaminated water — enough to fill more than 40 Olympic swimming pools — has leaked from a North Carolina power plant and is threatening water supplies across state lines.<p>Duke Energy, the U.S.'s largest electricity provider, which runs …

Climate change affects bee population

In the last few years, a third of the bee population has been lost in Europe. According to the Croatia's National Beekeeper’s Association, there are 9,000 bee keepers with a bee population of nearly 500,000.<p>In Croatia, unseasonably warm weather is causing bees to come out of hibernation earlier in …

Campaigners attack proposals to allow destruction of ancient woodlands

Green campaigners have urged the government not to "gamble" with England's natural heritage after the environment secretary defended plans to allow developers to destroy ancient woodland.<p>Owen Paterson sparked anger after defending the "biodiversity offsetting" scheme that he plans to introduce …

Cubans shocked at prices as foreign cars go on sale

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1041000/1041217_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534482490_3681589ec215a259faa37a57504b2cd0<p><b>Cubans have reacted with shock after foreign-made cars went on sale for the first time since the 1959 revolution at what some termed "crazy" …

Cuba

A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be 'A Complete Catastrophe' For Civilian Aid

In Afghanistan, people now live 20 years longer on average than under Taliban rule, they say; 7 million more children attend school and women are 80 percent less likely to die in childbirth.<p>The specter of an abrupt departure of all U.S. and NATO soldiers from Afghanistan at the end of next year now …

Associated Press News

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

The WTO Just Came To A Historic Trade Deal — Here's What You Need To Know

The deal required unanimous approval from the 159 countries involved and took until the final hour to complete.<p>This round of talks, known as the Doha Round, began back in 2001 and has seen little success. Member countries had already given up finding a compromise that would reduce tariffs and …

World Economy

Obama Becomes First President to Acknowledge ‘Area 51’

President Barack Obama on Sunday likely became the first <i>actual</i> President to publicly acknowledge Area 51, the top-secret government testing ground …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

America's Safest City Is Only 300 Feet From One Of The Most Violent Cities In The World

El Paso, Texas was the safest city in the U.S. in 2010.<p>Juarez, Mexico, across the Rio Grande river, had the highest murder rate in the world in 2010.<p>This incredible division emerged thanks to a confluence of global forces, according to Michael Casey's new book, "The Unfair Trade<i>.</i>" These include the …

El Paso

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

The World's Largest Vessel Enters The Water In South Korea

Shell has just floated the hull of the world's largest vessel out of its dry dock in South Korea. It's so massive that if you stood it up, it would be 1,601 feet tall, reaching higher into the sky than the Empire State Building.<p>The vessel, called the Prelude, will actually be used more as a …