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In a day and age where the apparent majority of chemical companies seem intent more on discovering new and exciting ways to make food toxic, reports of a Japanese company producing pesticide-free, higher-yield, and faster-growing vegetables is welcome news. Mirai Co., Ltd.’s Green Room is a state-of-the-art greenhouse that...

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In a move that has surprised many, Amazon recently (and quietly) set up shop on rival Alibaba Group’s Tmall shopping platform. Amazon’s virtual store launched with little fanfare last Friday, perhaps because they are not particularly proud of having to piggyback on Alibaba to increase access to China’s massive...

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According to Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, Macau’s total gaming revenue fell 49% last month compared to the same period of the previous year. This has marked the lowest dip since revenue began to drop sharply last summer. American casino operators such as Wynn Resorts are feeling the...

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china-cars

China’s used car market has been picking up speed over the last few years, having gone beyond purchases directly from used car lots to successful online purchase and trading platforms, connecting countless sellers to buyers. Cheyipai is the current leader, boasting the largest number of transactions (over 500,000) at...

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cambodia-transport

Last week, Cambodia deported a Spanish activist who has led opposition against plans for a “mega dam” in the southwest region of the country. The activist, Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson, is the director of NGO Mother Nature Cambodia, a group supported by local monks and villagers. Among these supporters are people...

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philippines shipping

China has aggressively stepped up its land reclamation and construction projects in the Spratly Islands, a prime area of territorial dispute within the South China Sea. Activity has been ongoing in this region for some time, but until recently this chain consisted mostly of collections of rock outcroppings, small...

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india solar

India is currently on track to have the world’s largest solar power generation plant by 2016. This is yet another noticeable step in the country’s effort to expand clean energy production. The project is a joint venture between the Indian government and the Solar Energy Corporation of India. Upon...

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TPP

Imagine waking one morning, driving to your local supermarket for something healthy to start the day, and then not being able to find a single item with the words “organic” or “non-GMO” anywhere on it. What happened? Major agricultural and bio-engineering corporations lobbied your government to make it illegal...

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