COPENHAGEN — On a busy road in the center of town here, a string of green lights embedded in the bike path — the “Green Wave” — flashes on, helping cyclists avoid red traffic lights.
On a main artery into the city, truck drivers can see on smartphones when the next light will change. And in a nearby suburb, new LED streetlights brighten only as vehicles approach, dimming once they pass. Continue reading Copenhagen Lighting the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities
For the second time this week, ageing media kingpin Rupert Murdoch has had his fundament handed to him on a dish as the feud between the Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sun and comic-turned-activist Russell Brand ramps up.
On Friday, the tabloid published a poll that suggested most Britons don’t like Brand, a story for which the paper was roundly ridiculed. This followed an article on Wednesday in which the tabloid labeled the comedian a hypocrite due to the tax dealings of his landlord.
Continue reading Russell Brand Takes Down Rupert Murdoch (Again), Calls For A Boycott Of The Sun Newspaper
Phillip Hughes was remembered at his funeral in his home town of Macksville on Wednesday as a champion cricketer who left the bush for the big smoke but never forgot his roots.
Continue reading Phillip Hughes farewelled by thousands at Macksville funeral
In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft. Continue reading Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices Are Plummeting
The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson, Missouri, have ignited a firestorm of protests across U.S.
But the nation’s furore isn’t just about one grand jury’s decision on one shooting case. To many protesters, the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown and the lack of an indictment for the officer who shot him are symbolic of racial injustice in America.
Phillip Hughes continues to fight for his life in St Vincent’s Hospital, one day after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball in a freak accident while playing in a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Continue reading Phil Hughes still in critical condition
Former Test batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition in hospital on Wednesday morning after a short-pitched delivery struck his head during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Urban agriculture is playing an increasingly important role in global food security, a study has suggested.
Researchers, using satellite data, found that agricultural activities within 20km of urban areas occupy an area equivalent to the 28-nation EU.
The international team of scientists says the results should challenge the focus on rural areas of agricultural research and development work.
Continue reading Global importance of urban agriculture ‘underestimated’
Authorities in Madagascar say they are trying to contain an outbreak of plague similar to the Black Death that swept Medieval Europe. Continue reading Madagascar plague kills 40 as outbreak spreads to capital, World Health Organisation says