Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard
2017-05-18 13:25:54

Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard

With Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of the right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, the EU and the euro have dodged a bullet. But geopolitical risks are continuing to proliferate


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UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency
2017-04-27 15:40:37

UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency

The United Nations agricultural agency created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to figure out how much water is being used to irrigate crops, focusing on parts of Africa and the Middle East that are facing water scarcity

Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session
2017-04-27 11:30:52

Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the United Nations agricultural chief today warned the UN agency's Council

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN
2017-04-27 10:50:06

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN

Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs, the United Nations is emphasizing on Mother Earth Day

Ukraine needs world's experience, and the world needs Ukraine
2017-04-25 17:45:13

Ukraine needs world's experience, and the world needs Ukraine

Two years ago in Kiev on the initiative of Bogdan Gavrilishin an international conference "The state of the world, the need for a new paradigm and the role of Ukraine in it" was held. The organizer of the event was Bogdan Gavrilishin's Charity Fund

Germany's Lilium says successfully tests 'flying taxi' prototype
2017-04-25 10:30:50

Germany's Lilium says successfully tests 'flying taxi' prototype

Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable of vertical take-off and landing, could be used for urban air taxi and ride-sharing services

NASA backs El Segundo researcher’s space-junk solution, Brane Craft
2017-04-21 16:10:54

NASA backs El Segundo researcher’s space-junk solution, Brane Craft

A senior nanotechnology scientist at The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo won a second round of NASA funding to build his new space-junk removal concept, officials announced. Dr. Siegfried Janson secured $500,000 to construct his Brane Craft