Various measures to protect spectators are being tested out, including smartphone apps that issue warnings about which parts of a stadium are crowded at any given moment.
For Adam Minter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Those sparkly bits of plastic that make ornaments twinkle, wrapping paper glimmer and wreaths shimmer are increasingly seen as an environmental hazard.
Fortunately for the world, the recycling industry has a history of transforming what was previously “unrecyclable” into useful products. It’s poised to do so again.
After years of trying to ban recycling imports, the central government seems to be coming to its senses.
The Summer Games have been postponed; the Winter Games could be a calamity.
The renewables business needs to clean up its act.
Not far from where George Floyd was killed, a young mayor is making big changes.
Minnesota, the epicenter of the George Floyd demonstrations, so far hasn’t seen a much-feared spike in infections.
A new push to welcome informal workers back onto the streets will create more problems than it solves.
Black communities — and businesses — are at a steep disadvantage in Minneapolis.