Monday, July 9, 2018

Japan hit hard by #climatechange

huffingtonpost.com “We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before,” an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) told a news conference. “This is a situation of extreme danger.”

Sunday, July 1, 2018

86% of Taiwan youth unhappy with government action on energy

taiwannews.com However, on the question of the government’s goal to complete energy transformation by 2025, nearly 70% of those polled said they don’t feel that the government has been making an effort to achieve that goal. Among this group of people, 86% of them are young people.  

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Peak vegetable oil

But banning new production in the tropics would only shift the problem elsewhere as consumer demand for vegetable oil soars, the report cautioned."When you consider the disastrous impacts of  on biodiversity from a global perspective, there are no simple solutions," said IUCN Director General Inger Andersen."Half the world's population uses  oil in food, and if we ban or boycott it, other more land-hungry oils will likely take its place."Rapeseed, soy and sunflowers require up to nine times as much land to produce an equivalent amount of oil.All told, 193 animals and plants threatened with extinction on the IUCN's Red List of endangered species were found to have been harmed by the cash crop.Monoculture  sustain only a small fraction of the plant and animal life found in the tropical forests they supplant.In Borneo—the world's largest palm oil producing region, with 8.3 million hectares planted at of 2016—half the rainforests lost from 2005 to 2015 were destroyed by palm oil development.
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-06-palm-oil-decimating-wildlife-solutions.html#jCp

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Free Public Transit for whole country of Estonia

Free Public Transit: "Euronews : "Estonia is set to implement free transport for its residents across much of the country as of July 1. The free fare zone will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

No country has ever before looked to abolish fares all day, every day, across such a large area.""

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Seoul stuck in traffic hell


koreatimes : "Traffic congestion is getting worse in Seoul as the city and central governments fail to come up with effective measures."

Friday, May 18, 2018

Estonia To Become The World’s First Free Public Transport Nation

popupcity : "Tallinn, known for its digital government and successful tech startups, is often referred to as Europe’s innovation capital. Now celebrating five years of free public transport for all citizens, the government is planning to make Estonia the first free public transport nation. Allan Alaküla, Head of Tallinn European Union Office, shares some valuable insights for other cities."