European cities are starting to make headway in green technological initiatives and are transforming urban spaces to reduce carbon emissions. But which cities are making a difference and what are they doing to make mobility greener? Solar panelled bus stops to transform the city in Rzeszów, Poland As part of Rzeszów's commitment to investing in renewable technology, the Polish city will be implementing 140 new eco-friendly bus shelters and reducing CO2 emissions with electric buses by the end of September this year. The city's new smart bus shelters do not just provide you with a bench and shelter from the weather, they also have solar panels that are continually working to absorb the sun's energy. Also, the bus station is "covered with photovoltaic cells – on the façades, shelters and even the blinds. The air-conditioning system automatically adjusts to the weather outside. As a result, the station is a zero-emission and energy self-sufficient structure,” … [Read more...] about Four European cities leading the way in eco-friendly transport
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Hue enjoys afternoon tea, one of her favourite pastimes. Huệ Nguyễn was born in Vietnam but now lives in Scotland She has become famous for her amazing tattoo work. People visit her from all over Scotland for body art. She is proud of her Vietnamese roots. By Paul Kennedy There’s little in comparison between Việt Nam and Dundee, the fourth largest city in Scotland. You won’t find a Vietnamese restaurant there and if you were to ask for a cup of coffee made from egg whites in a greasy spoon cafe, chances are you’ll get a stare like you were from another planet. But flying the flag for a country some 10,000 kilometres away from the east coast of Scotland is Huệ Nguyễn. This young artist is building a reputation as one of the best tattooists around. A regular face on MTV UK’s reality TV show, Just Tattoo of … [Read more...] about Vietnamese tattoo artist is famous on television
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics Feature The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement — and the backlash to it — is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill. Credit Credit Source photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Supported by ByNathan Thrall March 28, 2019 On June 9, 2016, the committee tasked with drafting the new Democratic Party platform held its second day of hearings at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, in the upscale Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington. The platform, which is rewritten every presidential-election year, is meant to express a consensus among Democrats on the major issues of the day. The afternoon session, on “America’s role in the world,” included discussions of platform language on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At stake was whether Democrats would … [Read more...] about How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper The Upshot | Elizabeth Warren Wants a Wealth Tax. How Would That Even Work? Upshot Supported by There are other tools that don’t involve quite the risks and challenges of targeting the richest families. ByNeil Irwin Feb. 18, 2019 When the United States government wants to raise money from individuals, its mode of choice, for more than a century, has been to tax what people earn — the income they receive from work or investments. But what if instead the government taxed the wealth you had accumulated? That is the idea behind a policy Senator Elizabeth Warren has embraced in her presidential campaign. It represents a more substantial rethinking of the federal government’s approach to taxation than anything a major presidential candidate has proposed in recent memory — a new wealth tax that … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren Wants a Wealth Tax. How Would That Even Work?
Hotels around the world are taking steps to improve their green credentials and go carbon-neutral in an effort to cause the least possible damage to the environment. After all, in an era of climate change, a hotel stay is not only about the usual creature comforts but also about environmental sustainability. This means that for the eco-conscious traveller, a low carbon footprint is just as important as free Wi-Fi or a well-stocked minibar. If you're looking to minimise your eco-footprint during your next hotel stay, here are 10 important questions to consider. 1. What kind of energy-saving measures are in place? One way hotels are turning towards green energy is by switching to the use of energy-efficient appliances and automatic room temperature control systems. Guest rooms wired to occupancy sensors also significantly reduce energy consumption by automatically entering an energy-saving mode when guests leave their rooms. E.c.ho. Milan (Ecological Contemporary Hotel) is an example of … [Read more...] about How green is your hotel? 10 things to consider.