Apr 16, 2014

China's economy grew 7.4% in first quarter, government data show

China’s gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first three months of the year, official data showed Wednesday, increasing the chances Beijing will move to stanch a slowdown in the world’s number two economy. The year on year figure is sharply down from ...

Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch

Mar 2, 2014

Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch

For six years in a row, India’s monopoly coal producer has missed its production targets, leading to chronic electricity shortages and sending power producers scrambling to secure pricier imports. But what looks like a looming crisis could turn out to be an almost accidental ...

Keystone contractor followed U.S. rules, report says

Feb 27, 2014

Keystone contractor followed U.S. rules, report says

A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with U.S. federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department’s inspector general said Wednesday in a report that buoyed supporters of the controversial pipeline and ...

Keystone XL opponents look to lawsuits after U.S. report

Feb 2, 2014

Keystone XL opponents look to lawsuits after U.S. report

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections after a U.S. State Department report raised no major objections. Supporters and opponents were both ...

Abe pledges $83.4 million in aid to stabilize Africa's Sahel region

Jan 11, 2014

Abe pledges $83.4 million in aid to stabilize Africa's Sahel region

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Friday that Japan will provide $83.4 million in humanitarian assistance to stabilize the southern Saharan Sahel region by March. Of the aid, Japan will offer $7.7 million to Cote d’Ivoire, according to a ...

Maglev veteran keeps looking toward the future

| Sep 27, 2013

Maglev veteran keeps looking toward the future

The route for the Linear Chuo Shinkansen between Tokyo and Nagoya has been announced, and the country’s first magnetically levitated train is moving toward the start of operations in 2027. Junji Fujie, a former chief engineer on the project team at the Railway Technical ...

Mar 16, 2013

Nations' rapid growth signals global change

The developing world’s rapid growth has sharply cut extreme poverty, created a new middle class and put the economies of Brazil, China and India on a path to overtake the globe’s wealthiest nations, the U.N. said Thursday. Although developing nations are now driving economic ...