Bolsanaro allows sugarcane cultivation in the Amazon

Mr.  Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president’s decision to allow sugarcane cultivation in the Amazon region has emerged  as a further obstacle to a trade deal between EU and South America, European Commission officials have warned. The EU sealed  a deal in June with the Mercosur bloc – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay after two decades…

Even Hybrid cars could be banned from 2040

  The Government are tightening the clean air agenda and drawing up plans to outlaw the hybrid cars that exclusively relies on traditional engines such as the Toyota Prius, by 2040 and over 98 percent currently on the road would be banned. However, Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, who has Toyota’s UK headquarters in his constituency is…

101 years of traffic light system

Like all good inventions the first traffic signal was invented by JP Knight, a railway signalling engineer and installed outside houses of Parliament in 1868 the first ever gas-operated non-electric traffic Red-green lights. Police officers had to work the lights by hand in an effort to control vehicles crossing the nearby Bridge Street, Great George…

Super Typhoon Soudelor heading towards Taiwan, Japan and China

Super Typhoon Soudelor is heading towards Taiwan, Japan and China after leaving a trail of destruction in the Northern Marianas islands. The cyclone has developed into the world’s most powerful storm of the year with wind gusts up to 220mph (354kph) that have ripped down telegraph poles and flipped over cars. A state of emergency…

We are shrinking rain forests – Stuart Pimm

Brasil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon’s single biggest deforester, the country’s environmental protection agency said. The Amazon rainforest has been in existence for at least 55 million years, the region home to about 2.5 million insect specie, tens of thousands of plants, and some 2,000 birds and mammals and to date, at least 40,000…