Monday, March 25, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The United Nations launched a campaign Friday to lift a deadly taboo on talking about toilets and to turn the world into an “open defecation-free zone.”
Lingering snow and colder-than-normal temperatures in much of the United States will give way to warmer-than-average weather and continued drought in areas that need moisture most, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday its spring outlook.
The government upgraded the level of its drought response team yesterday as water levels around the country continued to drop due to scant rainfall this spring.
In support of a global environmental movement, Citibank yesterday announced that all lighting at all 32 of its locations in Taiwan will be turned off from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on March 23, excluding lighting required for safety and operation requirements.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Hong Kong is one of the world's worst cities for light pollution with night skies around 1,000 times brighter than globally accepted levels, researchers said Wednesday ahead of this year's Earth Hour event.
Taiwan's annual Calla Lily Festival kicks off today with nearly 2 million calla lilies blossoming in Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei officials said yesterday.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
NASA chief Charles Bolden has advice on how to handle a large asteroid headed toward New York City: Pray.
The number of Atlantic storms with magnitude similar to killer Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005, could rise sharply this century, environmental researchers reported on Monday.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Hailing the waters of Antarctica as a living laboratory, the United States has joined Australia and New Zealand in appealing for the creation of marine sanctuaries in the most remote and pristine part of the world.