Tag: USA

    American companies have “hired” 29,000 robots in less than a year. This is a record in US history

    In the first nine months of 2021, American companies bought 29,000 robots, which is a record in US history. This number exceeded the peak value in 2017 and almost halved the figure for the first nine months of 2020, CNN reports with reference to the Association for the Development of Automation report. The reason for […]

    How the US could resolve its dilemma on oil prices, the environment, and Opec+
    25 Nov 2021

    It seems almost forgotten that it was Trump who asked Opec+ to make deep cuts to save the American oil industry. Let’s read the analytics by Robin Mills, the chief executive of Qamar Energy and author of The Myth of the Oil Crisis, published in The National News. Opec+ meetings have become oddly routine. They […]

    ‘Zero-COVID is not going to happen’: experts predict a steep rise in US cases this winter

    Total US deaths from COVID may reach 1 million by spring as vaccination rates remain lower than 60%, The Guardian states. Activists, many of who brought ashes of relatives who died from COVID, gather outside the US Capitol to call for action to prevent future pandemics. A steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Europe should […]

    Do you like jokes about “chipping”? Still, there’s a crisis of microchips worldwide

    A new economic crisis has already touched you – try to order a PlayStation 5, a new iPhone, or car! A shortage of electronic equipment threatens the world. Let’s get to know what happens, thanks to Babel’s explanation. Today, almost everything works on chips – from an electric toothbrush to a car. Since last year, […]

    Gig economy taxi services: traveling on Uber and Lyft is more harmful to the city than on the private car, the study said

    Decades ago, road sharing platforms Uber and Lyft, entering the market, claimed that their business would help reduce personal travel by car, unload city streets and even increase the use of public transport. But a new study by American scientists proves the opposite, according to Bloomberg CityLab. The researchers decided to study externalities, or “external […]

    How to save nature without running away from society: lessons from three movies

    Today we will devote our review to three movies with a common theme – how far is a person protesting against a consumer society ready to go? This topic has been exciting the minds for many years, and one of its most striking manifestos is the book “Walden; or, Life in the Woods” by Henry […]

    Musk opened a Tesla plant in Berlin, which still does not have permission to launch. How did this happen?

    Locals and environmental groups staged a protest in connection with the opening of the Tesla Gigafactory on the outskirts of the city of Grünheide in Berlin. They are sure that the plant will pollute drinking water because it was built in a water protection zone. In addition, many trees were cut down during construction, which […]

    More than half a million liters of oil fell into the ocean off the coast of California

    A large-scale oil spill occurred off the coast of Southern California. Because of this, local authorities declared an environmental disaster, Reuters reports. It is known that on the territory of 33.7 square km, there was a leak of more than 572 thousand liters of oil. The local authorities call the Amplify Energy Corporation oil pipe […]

    US to declare 23 species, including ivory-billed woodpecker, extinct – media

    The ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species will be declared extinct by the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Government scientists have exhausted efforts to find these 23 species and warned that climate change, on top of other pressures, could make such disappearances more common, the Associated Press […]

    The US billionaire plans to build a smart eco-metropolis in the middle of the desert

    The first thing that catches your eye is the paradox between the declared environmental friendliness and the very idea of ​​building a city from scratch, even in the middle of the desert. In September, 50-year-old billionaire Mark Laurie, founder of Diapers.com and Jet.com, announced the construction of a futuristic metropolis called Telos. The city will be […]