Apr 26, 2017

Humans alter Earth's chemistry from beyond the grave

It’s not only in life that humans leave their mark on Nature. In death, our decomposing corpses alter the chemistry of precious soil, scientists warned on Wednesday. Whether our bodies are buried or cremated, they leach iron, zinc, sulphur, calcium and phosphorus into ground ...

Experts say land at Toyosu market site worth ¥437 billion

Apr 9, 2017

Experts say land at Toyosu market site worth ¥437 billion

The site of the planned Toyosu wholesale food market would sell for ¥437 billion if it were used for high-rise apartments and commercial and other facilities, according to experts from a Tokyo Metropolitan Government team. The estimate is part of a proposal to give ...

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Mar 26, 2017

Keystone approval spells headache for Canada's Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to welcome Washington’s approval Friday of a major new pipeline from Canada into the United States, but observers say it creates political headaches for his administration. Trudeau has sought to strike a balance between two competing policies — ...