Japan Automakers Team Up to Add Number of Electric Chargers

Thanks;Anna Mukai and Yuki Hagiwara July 29, 2013 2:55 AM EDT Japanese automakers led by Nissan Motor Co. (7201), the producer of the zero-emission Leaf car, said they’ll cooperate to increase the number of the charging stations in the country to speed up adoption of electric cars. Nissan, Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), Honda Motor Co….

Special admin zone may be established in South Thailand

Thanks;Anapat Deechuay, Supitcha Rattana The Nation NSC chief denies BRN issued a 9-point proposal BANGKOK: — Ahead of its dialogue with separatists today, National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Paradorn Pattanata-butr yesterday dismissed as untrue a report that the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) had prepared a preliminary nine-point proposal. Paradorn said the report was in fact…

Police: Toxic levels of pesticide in kids’ lunch

Thanks;INDRAJIT SINGH / Associated Press / July 20, 2013 /Boston.com PATNA, India (AP) — Samples of cooking oil and leftover food taken from an Indian school where 23 children died after eating lunch this past week were contaminated with ‘‘very toxic’’ levels of an agricultural pesticide, police said Saturday. Ravindra Kumar, the additional director general…

The Big Idea: Can We Outsmart Climate Change?

Thanks;Clive HamiltonJul 19, 2013 4:45 am EDT Politicians reluctant to cut emissions are tempted by an easy fix, but Clive Hamilton, author of the new book Earthmaster, says what we actually need is not less politics in the geoengineering debate—but more. What is your big idea? President Obama’s long-awaited plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions…

Texas Passes Abortion Bill

Thanks; Tamir Kalifa/AP Well, we didn’t expect it to happen a second time. The abortion bill successfully blocked last month by Wendy Davis and the Democratic bloc of the Texas legislature was given final passage by its Senate on Friday. The vote stood 19–11. Among other restrictions, the bill, which is expected to be signed…