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Beijing stinks! Deodorant cannons to the rescue

Leave a Comment 27 April 2010

Beijing stinks! Deodorant cannons to the rescue

Now that the warm weather has arrived in China, there is—cough cough cough—a problem. Beijing's astonishing 18,400 tons of household trash per day stinks to high heaven. But for the 17.5 million residents of the city, relief is on the...

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Issues resolved, a spectacular new National Park for Canada

Leave a Comment 15 April 2010

Issues resolved, a spectacular new National Park for Canada

Imagine a new national park in Canada, roughly the size of California's Yosemite National Park, crowded with canyons, waterfalls, forest and tundra. Imagine moose, caribou, wolves, wolverines and owls, clean air and pristine water. Just as...

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His crime? Giving away water

Leave a Comment 13 April 2010

His crime? Giving away water

The mayor of a Turkish resort town has been acquitted of misconduct charges in connection with his program of giving away drinking water. Osman Özgüven, mayor of the seaside resort town of Dikili, along with other municipality officials,...

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Reduce livestock burps and farts to save the Great Barrier Reef

2 Comments 05 April 2010

Reduce livestock burps and farts to save the Great Barrier Reef

Even as Australian salvagers struggle to stop a Chinese ship from spilling hundreds of tons of oil onto the Great Barrier Reef, scientists are working on another Reef relief angle—reducing livestock belches and farts. Dr. Tony Parker, from...

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On the economy, women are dour, Gen Y not

1 Comment 02 April 2010

On the economy, women are dour, Gen Y not

Women business owners are less optimistic about the economy than their male peers, and the young entrepreneurs of Gen Y seem to be downright upbeat compared to their senior generations. These indications are contained in a wide-ranging annual...

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The route to Machu Picchu is open again

Leave a Comment 02 April 2010

The route to Machu Picchu is open again

The route to Machu Picchu is open again, two months after devastating rains wiped out the main rail route from Cuzco and damaged the famous Inca Trail. The rains, in January, also stranded 2,000 tourists at the world-famous archaelogical site....

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“Goin’ to Vegas” and the dot-com crash

Leave a Comment 10 March 2010

“Goin’ to Vegas” and the dot-com crash

Living in the middle of the dot-com bubble, 10 years ago today, we all were millionaires. Not really, but we were on the outskirts, and we could see Downtown Millionaireville from where we stood. And then we all went to Vegas. There was a guy...

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For news junkies, an expanding universe

Leave a Comment 02 March 2010

For news junkies, an expanding universe

News consumers in America are getting their news from here, there and everywhere, using multiple platforms, showing practically no loyalty to particular news outlets and disseminating news prolifically on social networks. It is part of a large...

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Got wind? Power up that ferry!

1 Comment 01 March 2010

Got wind? Power up that ferry!

A San Francisco Bay Area start-up has big plans to use the bay's wind to help power a technologically advanced ferry to carry up to 400 passengers in the traffic-plagued metropolis of 7.4 million people. "The San Francisco Bay is blessed with...

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Arts take a hit in South Africa World Cup

Leave a Comment 01 February 2010

Arts take a hit in South Africa World Cup

A promise by the South African government to fund an ambitious, $2 million arts project in connection with next summer's World Cup has gone the way of the wind. Also gone is the 2010 World Cup task team for arts and culture, which was to...

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