UAE to burn mountains of trash as China stops importing waste

DUBAI (BLOOMBERG) – The United Arab Emirates is building one of the world’s largest waste-to-energy plants to deal with its growing trash load. Dubai is constructing a US$1.1 billion (S$1.49…

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From grey to green: World cities uprooting the urban jungle

PARIS (AFP) – From lettuces farmed on New York’s skyline to thick corridors of trees occupying once desolate Colombian roadsides, green initiatives are running wild in cities around the world.…

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US senators eye cryptocurrency taxes to fund infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – The Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure deal envisions imposing stricter rules on cryptocurrency investors to collect more taxes to fund a portion of the US$550 billion (S$746 billion) investment…

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China’s new ambassador Qin Gang arrives in US with words of optimism

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – China’s new ambassador to Washington, Mr Qin Gang, on Wednesday (July 27) wished the United States victory against Covid-19 and said great potential awaited bilateral relations, striking…

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Canada wins bronze medal in women’s pair rowing at Tokyo Olympics

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How the Covid-19 pandemic changed people spent time

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – Last year was the year of sourdough baking and jigsaw puzzles – and of trying to work with a toddler screaming in the same room. It…

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‘I could be up there’: Lethbridge athletes inspired by Olympic women’s success

Canadian women have been outpacing the men when it comes to podium finishes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, several days into the international event. As of Wednesday, a total of…

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Canada’s Alberta province drops Covid-19 quarantine for close contacts

CALGARY, ALBERTA (REUTERS) – The Canadian province of Alberta on Wednesday (July 28) said it is dropping quarantine requirements for close contacts of Covid-19 cases, easing public health measures just…

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Britain’s climate getting warmer, sunnier and wetter: Met Office

LONDON (REUTERS) – Recent decades in Britain have been warmer, wetter and sunnier than in the last century, with last year the third warmest on record, a report by climate…

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US to send 2.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Thailand and Cambodia

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – The US is sending millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines to Thailand and…

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