Monday, February 19, 2018


An employee of the urban farming start-up Infarm checks an indoor growing system at the company's showroom in Berlin

Berlin Urban Farm-In-A-Box Raises $25 Million for European Expansion

By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) Berlin-based urban farming start-up Infarm has raised $25 million to expand its indoor growing system - a soil-less technology better...
People queue to collect water as fears over the city's water crisis grow in Cape Town

Cape Town’s Water Crisis Hitting Tourism – Officials

By Wendell Roelf CAPE TOWN (Reuters) A chronic drought that could leave South Africa's Cape Town without water within weeks is hurting visitor numbers and...
The Wider Image: Beach life in Phuket

Thailand Bans Smoking, Littering at Popular Tourist Beaches

BANGKOK (Reuters) Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday, the ministry of...
A man smokes at an 'izakaya' restaurant or pub in Tokyo

Japan’s Revised Smoking Measures Threaten Smoky 2020 Olympics, Critics Say

TOKYO (Reuters) Two Japanese doctors on Wednesday raised concerns about the government's latest effort to prevent second-hand smoking, saying it could lead to the 2020...
An Alpha bike, the first industrialised bicycle to use a hydrogen fuel cell, is displayed at the Pragma Industries factory in Biarritz

French Startup Launches Hydrogen-Powered Bicycles

PARIS (Reuters) A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets Pragma...
Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan

Warming Set to Breach Paris Accord’s Toughest Limit by Mid Century-Draft

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the...