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[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 03:45
By The Editors of World Politics Review Leaders from across the Caribbean are meeting in Washington this week for the first-ever Caribbean Energy Summit, hosted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. In an email interview, Johanna Mendelson Forman, senior adviser at the Stimson Center, scholar-in-residence at American University and founder of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:29
Three hundred vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine are due to arrive in Liberia today, where they are to be tested in around 30,000 people.  The vaccine delivers genetic material from the Zaire strain of Ebola within a chimpanzee cold virus. In theory, patients who receive this are exposed to the virus in a safe way and have a chance to develop a natural immune response to it.   ... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:17
Pressure on fresh water resources may be the main global threat in the next decade, but the world is failing to mitigate the risk and avoid a crisis, according to a survey of leaders from business, government, universities, international organisations and NGOs by non-profit foundation the World Economic Forum (WEF). Published in its Global Risks 2015 report released ahead of the WEF’s annual... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:05
Taiwanese startup Gogoro has produced an innovative electric 'smart scooter' that uses removable batteries.  Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (United States), the scooter allows riders to swap an empty or low battery for a new one rather than wait for their vehicle to charge.  According to Wired Magazine, riders would be able to exchange their used batteries for new ones at... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:58
In the Chinese province of Sichuan, government officials have unveiled “the criminal culprit” responsible for increasingly severe air pollution in the area: bacon. Smoked pork is a key component in of Sichuan cuisine, but local residents have been banned from home-smoking pork this year as smog worsens in the region. Those who decide to stick with the traditional cooking method will face a fine... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:40
Kraftwerk is a tiny fuel cell power plant that can charge your electronic devices no matter where you go. The handheld device can keep your tablets, phones and cameras running off-grid for weeks. The breakthrough technology runs on butane (or your choice of environmentally friendly fuels) and when you are done with the device, it is completely recyclable. Right now, the project is looking for... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:26
Introducing the most audacious urban redevelopment proposal since the dawn of cities. Jim Edwards reports for Business Insider that a serious plan discussed at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos would make every city on Earth more dense — at a cost of $90 trillion. The goal is to promote development that encourages public transit and walking while phasing out designs that facilitate... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 06:58
By Stefanie Spear Photo credit: Global Opportunity Report Key findings of the Global Opportunity Report were released today in Zurich, Switzerland, showing business leaders globally have strong confidence in their ability to turn sustainability challenges into new business opportunities. The report highlights how challenges, such as water scarcity and keeping fossil fuels in the ground, create... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 05:16
 Photo (left) & Article by Joseph Hincks In a small room on Deck 6 of the Ocean Dream, youth leaders from four African countries hashed out a strategy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) on their continent as part of a collaborative project between the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR.) The project, which took... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 04:34
By: Amy Liu and Robert Puentes In their first meeting in September 2014, President Barack Obama agreed that U.S. industry will serve as lead partners with the prime minister in developing three of those cities—Ajmer (Rajasthan), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), and Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh). Within months of his election in May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a bold commitment to build... Read more