South Africans make bricks from human urine

World / Offbeat Nov 3, 2018

South Africans make bricks from human urine

South African researchers have made bricks using human urine in a process that could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the waste product. The gray bricks are produced in a lab over eight days using urine, calcium, sand ...

Bridge to China brings threat for Hong Kong's native pink dolphin

World Jul 17, 2018

Bridge to China brings threat for Hong Kong's native pink dolphin

Hong Kong's rare pale pink dolphins are battling for survival as building work on a 19-mile (31-km) bridge linking the Asian financial hub with China disrupts the communication and feeding activities of the highly sociable animals, marine experts say. The Chinese white dolphin, which appears ...

National Jan 24, 2018

Kids' picture book on eco-friendly mottainai lifestyle published in India

A Japanese picture book encouraging an eco-friendly mottainai lifestyle has been published in India to teach children in the world’s second-most-populous nation the importance of reducing waste, according to Japan’s aid agency. The English-Hindi bilingual edition of "Mottainai Grandma" was released at the New Delhi ...