Nov 16, 2016

Scientists fear the worst under a Trump presidency

From the fight against climate change to dwindling budgets for research, the U.S. scientific community fears the worst under Donald Trump, seen by many as the most hostile to science of any American president in history. Trump will be “the first anti-science president we ...

Nov 7, 2016

Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health 'emergency'

Authorities in Delhi on Monday closed schools, halted construction work and shut down a major power plant after days of choking smog led to warnings of a health “emergency” in the world’s most polluted capital. Pollution levels have spiked in recent days as farmers ...

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

Nov 6, 2016

Delhi state smog draws 'gas chamber' comparison

Delhi state was compared to a “gas chamber” Saturday by its chief minister, as 1,800 schools were shut following one of the city’s worst-ever pollution spells. Thick smog has blanketed the capital for days, with local and central authorities meeting to resolve the crisis. ...

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

Oct 27, 2016

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

During his free time on the job as a Google employee, Carl Elkin began tinkering with the company’s 3-D mapping program, wondering if it could identify rooftops that receive enough sunlight to make installing solar panels worthwhile. When the U.S.-based engineer showed a handful ...

Sep 29, 2016

Toyosu market debacle

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike must identify the people who made the decision to deviate from a plan aimed at eliminating the effects of toxic materials at the new Toyosu wholesale market.

Sep 19, 2016

Five snippets of information about VW's 'Dieselgate' scandal

It has been a year since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry. Billions of dollars in compensation later and mired ...