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UK industry group warns CO2 crisis poses a risk of meat shortage

Sep 21, 2021 22:58 pm UTC| Nature Science Economy

An industry group has warned of carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK within the week due to a sharp rise in gas prices that could result in meat supply issues. The gas price hie has forced domestic energy suppliers...

Cargill to pay farmers $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions reduced

Sep 21, 2021 22:54 pm UTC| Nature Economy

Cargill is planning to pay farmers $20 per metric ton of carbon emissions they reduce through regenerative agricultural practices. The company intends to pass the green credits on to its customers. The Cargill...

Daewoo Shipbuilding develops technology for storing carbon dioxide from ship engines

Sep 17, 2021 23:03 pm UTC| Nature Economy

Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) and local ship part supplier, HI AIR Korea Co., have developed a storage technology for carbon dioxide emitted by ship engines. The technology will help ships comply...

Japanese coffee shop chain Excelsior to minimize food waste by tapping food-sharing service

Sep 13, 2021 22:52 pm UTC| Nature Economy

Popular Japanese coffee shop chain Excelsior Caffé has introduced food-sharing service TABETE at 50 locations. TABETE, one of the largest food-sharing platforms in Japan, allows users to rescue still edible food...

Taco Bell's recycling program lets customers ship hot sauce packets for free

Sep 13, 2021 22:43 pm UTC| Nature Economy

Taco Bell has officially started collaborating with recycling company TerraCycle to let customers collect hot sauce packets and ship them off for recycling through UPS for free. In April, Taco Bell announced the team...

LG Electronics to expand recycled plastic collection, usage

Sep 09, 2021 23:50 pm UTC| Economy Nature

LG Electronics Inc. aims to use 600,000 tons of recycled plastics by 2030, with an initial goal of using 200,000 tons by 2025. Last year, LG used 20,000 tons of recycled plastic as a material for interior components. in...

Carbon tax to burden S. Korean firms by up to 36 trillion won: Nice Rating

Sep 09, 2021 22:26 pm UTC| Economy Nature

South Korean firms may face between 7.3 trillion won to 36.3 trillion won in additional taxes if the country comes up with a carbon tax law, according to Lee Soo-min, a researcher with Nice Rating. Hardest to be hit are...

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Economy

Amazon fulfills giveaway pledge for vaccinated workers by handing out new cars and $100,000 payouts

Amazon handed out cash and free cars to its warehouse workers who already received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was reported that the e-commerce and tech firm gave away $100,000 cash bonuses this month for...

McDonald's revamping Happy Meal toys to be eco-friendly

McDonalds revealed earlier this week that it would make significant changes to its Happy Meal toys in an effort to cut the use of plastic. The fast-food chains meal package for kids always comes with a toy, and they are...

Freddie Mercury NFTs up for auction for AIDS charity

Four non-fungible token (NFT) artworks inspired by the late Freddie Mercury of band Queen are being auctioned off for charity to mark the British singer-songwriters 75th birthday. Three of the NFTs show an image of...

NBA's Philadelphia 76ers taps Crypto.com as jersey patch and NFT partner

The NBAs Philadelphia 76ers have tapped Crypto.com as their partner for the jersey patch deal for the 2021-2022 season and on releasing a non-fungible token series. According to 76ers President Chris Heck, by weaving...

Politics

Capitol insurrection: Michael Flynn's private security force reportedly on the ground on January 6

Several key individuals of the Trump administration and of the former president himself are emerging as links to the Capitol insurrection last January 6. A report revealed that Michael Flynns private security force was...

Joe Biden says US will donate additional 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

This week, US President Joe Biden hosted a COVID-19 summit amongst his counterparts. At the virtual event, Biden pledged that the US will donate an additional 500 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to other...

Mary Trump weighs in on latest lawsuit by uncle Donald Trump

This week, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times. Ms. Trump appeared to shrug the latest lawsuit against her by her uncle, saying that this is the norm within the...

Kamala Harris immigration: VP blasts expulsion of Haitian migrants from border

To this day, thousands of migrants are still at the southern border of the US, looking to enter the country even in the midst of the pandemic. This week, US Vice President Kamala Harris blasted the recent incidents of...

Science

UK industry group warns CO2 crisis poses a risk of meat shortage

An industry group has warned of carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage in the UK within the week due to a sharp rise in gas prices that could result in meat supply issues. The gas price hie has forced domestic energy suppliers...

S. Korea's POSCO, Hyundai to use oyster shell waste for steelmaking

S. Korean steelmakers POSCO and Hyundai Steel Co. will start using oyster shells as a secondary base material for producing steel. Both firms have been developing a recycling technology with a local oyster shell...

S. Korea to develop solar-powered drone that could carry 20 kg to stratosphere

South Korea will invest 37.47 billion won in developing a solar-powered drone that could carry over 20 kilograms in the stratosphere and with natural disaster monitoring capability by 2025. The drone will serve as an...

S. Korean scientists develop 3D printing ink from sunflower pollen

A group of South Korean scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore managed to develop 3D printing ink material from sunflower pollen. The research team led by professor Cho Nam-joon first incubated...

Kumho Petrochemical to produce eco-friendly rubber compound out of rice bran

Kumho Petrochemical Co. will produce an eco-friendly synthetic rubber compound made of rice bran-based bio-silica. Silica improves fuel efficiency, braking power, and wear resistance of synthetic rubber for...

Technology

Nintendo announces next ‘Direct’ showcase happening on September 23

Nintendo surprised fans this week with the announcement of the next Nintendo Direct showcase. While the video game company has announced when and where fans can watch the presentation, gamers are still left guessing what...

Best Buy restocks PS5, Xbox Series X/S in-store on September 23

Best Buy has officially announced it is having an in-store restock of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles later this week. The major retailer, however, noted that there are only limited quantities available. In an...

Orca joins ‘Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate’ development

Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate will be the next main title installment for the popular Japanese role-playing game series from Square Enix. While details about the game, its plot, and features are still very scarce,...

Apple confirms update to make iPhone 13 Pro’s macro photography optional

While the iPhone 13 series looks almost identical to the 2020 iPhones, it actually comes with several hardware upgrades. In the camera department, Apple introduced a native macro photography feature on the iPhone 13 Pro...
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