Venezuelans have been flocking to petition sites all week in the hopes of initiating a recall referendum of President Nicholas Maduro. In recent weeks, things have gotten so bad that the oil-rich country is now teetering on the edge of collapse.
Brazil's Sao Paulo state is experiencing their third year of drought, with soaring temperatures and rainfall averages well below normal. With the country's economy in a slump, about the only people doing a brisk business are the water tankers.
New Delhi -
Considering India's status as an aspiring economic superpower, it came as a shock to many people across the world when hundreds of millions of people were left without electricity in northern and eastern India last week, after a massive power failure.
New York -
In a keynote speech at the WIRED Business Conference, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said more money needs to be spent on research and development in the field of energy innovation rather than old technologies, making it affordable for developing nations.
In a recent report, the respected Institute for Policy Research and Development (IPRD) concluded that the world can avoid the growing energy crisis and runaway climate change and transition fully to renewable energy in 25 years, if only we have the will.
MANILA - House Speaker Prospero C. Nograles is not amenable to giving President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo an emergency power to solve the Mindanao energy crisis but to avail of other remedies allowed under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001.
UCLA researchers describe the design and synthesis of a new polymer, or plastic, for use in solar cells that has significantly greater sunlight absorption and conversion capabilities than previous polymers.