Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Thanks;Nita Blake-Persen, Reporter Published;June,13 Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China’s waste import ban starts to bite. A fill of plastics grades 3-7. Photo: Supplied/PlasbackNZ China stopped accepting 24 different types of waste at the start of this year because it said contaminants were…

Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web, according to analysis

Thanks;Carolyn J. Foley/Purdue University Published;May,01 Microplastics, bits of plastics that have found their way into waters in and around every continent on Earth, have a range of impacts on aquatic life, according to a meta-analysis led by Purdue University’s Tomas Höök. Most negatively affected are zooplankton and larval fish. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell…

Cherishing the ground we walk on

Thanks;FAO Published;May,15 @09.43AM ©FAO/Olivier Asselin Soil is where it all begins. Few people know that soils are a non-renewable resource. It takes over 1000 years to make 1 cm of soil. This means that in our lifetime, all the soil we see is all there is. Soils do amazing things for us that we sometimes…

Zuckerberg says audits of Facebook apps won’t solve everything

Thanks; Deepa Seetharaman Published: Mar 23, 2018 12:15 a.m. ET Mark Zuckerberg is in damage-control mode after Facebook’s data scandal. Facebook Inc.’s investigation into outsiders’ handling of its users’ information will help identify and deter bad actors but won’t be able to uncover where all the data ended up and how it is being deployed,…

China releases guideline for industrial Internet development

Thanks;Xinhua| Published;2017-11-27 22:57:30| Picture ;Building a Continuous Integration & Deployment Solution for the IoT. Image may be subject to copyright. BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — China’s cabinet has unveiled a guideline for developing the “industrial Internet,” integration of industry and the Internet. By 2025, industrial Internet infrastructure covering all regions and sectors should be basically…

Top 100 City Destinations Ranking: WTM London 2017 Edition

Thanks;Wouter Geerts Published;NOVEMBER 7TH, 2017 Euromonitor International is pleased to release its annual Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. For the first time, the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 Edition was unveiled at World Travel Market (WTM) London, the leading travel and tourism event…

Beauty and Personal Care in Australia Sees Strong Demand from Chinese Consumers

Thanks;Tim Foulds Published;OCTOBER 30TH, 2017 Australia’s beauty and personal care market was supported by Chinese consumers, both local and international, who view Australian products with high regard. Chinese consumers are attracted to Australian products, not only in beauty and personal care but also in other industries including consumer health and packaged foods, which is due…

Thousands turn out to see lavish funeral of Thailand’s late king

Thanks;Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panu Wongcha-um Published;WED OCT 25, 2017 / 9:00 PM EDT Mourners wait for the start of the funeral procession for Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej before the Royal Cremation Ceremony in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/JORGE SILVA (Reuters) – Thousands of people turned out…

Nobel Prize goes to behavioral economics pioneer Richard Thaler

Thanks;Barbara Kollmeyer Published: Oct 9, 2017 6:09 am ET Richard Thaler, professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for 2017. “In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” said…

Mexico’s Long Wait for Building Inspections

Thanks;Whitney Eulich Published;Sept. 27, 2017, at 11:01 a.m Mexico City — Once Eduardo Mijares and his team of young architects and engineers completed their preliminary inspection of the vast public market Mercado Argentina following the Sept. 19 earthquake, the real work began. When community members noticed the group of volunteers, decked out in neon work…