Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The road to Graceland is not a pretty sight. At least not yet. Elvis Presley Boulevard leads hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to Graceland, the late rock `n' roll icon's Memphis mansion, and to the exhibits across the street. Tourists exit off Interstate 55 and cruise through a mile's worth of empty businesses, vacant lots, crooked utility poles, crumbling sidewalks, poor lighting and drab landscaping.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
At least 124 bottlenose dolphins have washed up along the Atlantic coast since July, a startling number of deaths that has prompted U.S. officials to launch an investigation.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Endangered green turtles are ingesting more man-made debris, including potentially lethal plastic products, than ever before, a new Australian study has shown.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
DHL recently announced that it has presented Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan with a SGS-certified carbon credit certificate for using DHL GoGreen products and services.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Temperatures in Taipei rose to 37.9 degrees Celsius Monday, matching the highest to hit the city this year, the Central Weather Bureau said, warning against similar weather conditions throughout the week.
A tropical depression that formed over waters west of the Philippines yesterday is likely to further strengthen into a typhoon, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Glacier systems that feed two key rivers in South Asia will badly retreat this century, but demands for water are still likely to be met, a study predicted on Sunday. The health of glaciers in the Himalayas is a closely-watched issue, as they supply vital meltwater to a region facing surging population growth and rising demands for food.
Monday, August 5, 2013
The waters of the mighty Mekong have sustained generations of families but nowadays its fishermen often find their nets empty and fear hydropower mega-dams will destroy their livelihoods.
The city of Rome kicked off an all-night street party on Saturday to celebrate the blocking of the main road to the Colosseum to private vehicles to protect the ailing monument. Rome's new Mayor Ignazio Marino launched the all-night festival, which would see artistic shows, concerts and film projections in the city, expected to draw thousands of tourists.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
As the world gets warmer, people's tempers are likely to get hotter, scientists say.