The slope rises as high as London’s Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you’ll have to travel to Mars.
LONDON) – Four out of every five dollars of wealth generated in 2017 ended up in the pockets of the richest one percent, while the poorest half of humanity got nothing, a report published by Oxfam found on Monday.
The World Bank is starting to phase out its support for the oil and gas industries.
The move is part of efforts to address climate change and reinforce the Paris Climate agreement.
It also suggests that the Bank intends to play a leading role in the battle against climate change as the US turns its back on global environmental leadership.
Chinese tech giant Baidu just revealed its plan to mass-produce self-driving vehicles beginning this year — and Waymo should be nervous
Chinese tech giant Baidu announced partnerships to build self-driving vehicles starting in 2018.
The company’s software will be used in a mini bus and mass-market consumer vehicles.
The company has been making significant investments in autonomous driving technology to compete with American companies like Tesla and Waymo.
General Motors (GM) says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals.
Pizza Hut and Toyota are partnering on an autonomous delivery vehicle called e-Palette that could make the delivery process driverless.
Despite the implications for current drivers, Pizza Hut said driverless delivery could create more jobs than it displaces.
The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one of the front lines in the war against hunger is in cities. As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas with “[l]imited access to supermarkets, supercenters, grocery stores, or other sources of healthy and affordable food,” according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
A new report from the IEEFA is positioning China as a world leader in renewable energy investment. The country has put $44 billion in clean energy projects around the world.
Japan is dealing with what economists call a “demographic time bomb.”