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[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:53
A study conducted by Michigan State University in the US and Hunan University in China suggests that electric vehicles can contribute to reducing temperatures in cities. The research showed that electric vehicles produce significantly less heat than models with internal combustion engines; electric vehicles produce only 20 per cent of the heat generated by conventionally fuelled counterparts.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:31
The massive 7.8 earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday, near Kathmandu, has devastated the region and left thousands dead. Rescue and recovery efforts are still underway in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh, as many people are missing. A natural disaster like this leaves people, their homes, and cities torn asunder, and many of us who are safe and far from the quake’s effects wonder how we... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:47
With drought looming in California, but in many regions of the world include Yemen, Green Prophet honors this year’s Earth Day by digging into the archives so you can share 10 ways to collect and save fresh, potable water. 1. Sea “water cone” evaporation This low-tech method of collecting fresh water in involves placing an inverted plastic “water cone” over a pan of salt water and catching the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:13
Tens of thousands of frightened Nepalese huddled in tents desperate for help Monday, two days after a quake killed more than 3,200 people, as international rescue teams with sniffer dogs raced to find survivors buried in the rubble. Teams equipped with heavy cutting gear and relief supplies were landing round the clock at the country's only international airport on the outskirts of Kathmandu,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 - 09:56
From minerals to oil and gas reserves, Africa is replete with untapped resources. But the greatest asset cities across the continent may have to drive economic prosperity is a demographic shift toward young people, Kathleen Caulderwood writes for the International Business Times. A 2015 trends report from Ernst & Young projects that by 2030, the vast majority of the world’s urbanized... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:39
The dearth of flush toilets in Mumbai’s slums is alarming and heartbreaking. An estimated 58 percent of community toilets in India are without electricity, while 78 percent lack water. That is why the solar technology that powers a community toilet in the Mumbai suburb of Santacruz is so promising, reports Carlin Carr, Mumbai Community Manager for The Santacruz site serves more than 1,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 08:56
Humanity is well aware of the devastating damage and pollution it have wrought on planet Earth, and “even with this knowledge, we have yet to change our ways,” United Nations Secretary-General said today urging people to reset their relationship with nature and every living being it sustains. In his remarks on International Mother Earth Day, marked worldwide on 22 April, Ban Ki-moon called Earth... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 13:53
Singapore has two pressing needs: a stable food supply and retirement options for an aging population. Why not tackle both challenges together? Christa Avampato writes for Seedstock that the city-state known for creative urban thinking hopes to create “a senior living environment based on the hanging gardens of Babylon.” The “Home Farm” concept is the vision of Spark Architects, an international... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:11
The IT industry was named of the fastest growing by Forbes in 2014, as programming, systems integration and facilities management have grown by nearly 20 percent since 2010. The following list profiles the top 10 IT companies in the world which were determined by the top earning companies (market value) from MBSkool’s list. Top 10 IT Companies in the World 10. CA Technologies Market Value: $12.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 11:45
  Iran has long supported Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms, training and financing. Now, as a convoy of Iranian ships heads toward Yemen's Gulf of Aden, a U.S. carrier group is headed there as well to intercept any potential weapons transfers to the rebels, who have seized much of Yemen territory and are fighting the U.S.-backed government there, according to the Pentagon. Iran's involvement in... Read more