Steve January 8, 2021

Alok Sharma will give up his responsibilities as UK business minister to focus on preparations for critical UN climate talks in Glasgow this November Cop26 president-designate Alok Sharma will no longer serve as the UK’s business minister and focus solely on preparations for the UN climate summit in Glasgow in November. Prime minister Boris Johnson’s […]

Steve January 8, 2021

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events Expectations for 2020 were largely confounded by the coronavirus pandemic. Barring further surprises, 2021 will be shaped by a two-speed recovery. In most of the Asia-Pacific region and much of Africa, the virus is under […]

Steve January 7, 2021

After the trashing of the US Capitol by a mob incited by President Tweety McTreason on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg found the rampage, which had been planned for weeks on social media, “shocking” and extended the temporary block placed on Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely, or for at least two weeks. Zuckerberg in […]

Steve January 6, 2021

Anyone who has ever hesitated in front of a trash bin knows the problem: It’s hard to determine what can be recycled. Consider the average potato chip bag. It’s got film plastic, metal, dyes, and food residue; it’s complicated. Today’s recycling doesn’t handle complexity well, so the typical chip bag is destined for the landfill. […]