Tokyo fears losing a part of its soul as world’s biggest fish market moves

The shouts of shopkeepers beckoning customers mingle with tourist chatter in a host of languages. Soon, though, much of the market will fall silent. In October the core of its business – the hundreds of wholesalers that provide seafood, meat, fruit and veg to restaurants and shops across Japan – will move two kilometres east […]

World’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in four decades, World Wildlife Fund says

“The longer the wildlife stay in supply chains with other humans and people, the greater the risk of spillover of a wildlife disease to humans. We are playing Russian Roulette with the threat of pandemics and in the end we will lose … big. And Covid-19 is only the beginning,” she said.

Brazil detains man accused of being Amazon’s biggest deforester

In addition to being home to around one-third of the planet’s biodiversity, the Amazon is considered one of the world’s most important natural defenses against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Rain forest clearing is responsible for about 75% of Brazil’s emissions as vegetation is burned and felled […]

U.S. Gave Millions to Help Vulnerable in Greece Amid COVID-19, yet Biggest Refugee Camp Saw Little Support: Aid Workers

The U.S. government has provided Greece with nearly $5 million to help support the most vulnerable in the country’s coronavirus response. Yet, aid workers on the island of Lesbos say little support ever made its way to the thousands of migrants and asylum seekers who were living at the country’s biggest refugee camp before it […]

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

“Even if we assume that half the needed vaccines can be transported by land, the air cargo industry will still face its largest single transport challenge ever. In planning their vaccine programmes, particularly in the developing world, governments must take very careful consideration of the limited air cargo capacity that is available at the moment,” […]

Wealth Report: London, Not New York, Is World’s Greatest City

Stephen Bayley, cultural critic and Londoner, said the fresh, foreign impetus had left London unrivaled. “Baalbek, Palmyra, Pompeii, Rome, Liverpool. New York can now be added to that melancholy list of lustrous metropolises gone dull,” he said. “My son often goes to what he calls New York, but he means Brooklyn. Williamsburg means to him […]

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world

US president Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday, despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated close together and many did not wear masks.Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge […]

Walt Disney World, Prize Asset, Juggles Highly Anticipated Opening With Capacity Constraints, Caution

Disney’s parks and resorts business is more than a third of revenue, with domestic theme parks about 80% of the total and Walt Disney World an estimated 70% of that, according to Wall Street analysts. Parks are stamped in the company’s DNA. The early chapters of executive chairman Bob Iger’s 2019 autobiography, The Ride of […]

World Wildlife Fund chief: How people produce food is destroying the planet

WWF is a 50-year-old global conservation group devoted to protecting the environment. At this year’s confab in Davos, where the theme is “creating a shared future in a fractured world,” the organization is stressing the importance of biodiversity, improving the health of oceans, and and transforming food production.  

India’s Biggest Mall To Come Up In Kochi

The business capital of Kerala, Kochi will soon have an international landmark in the form of the biggest shopping mall to further boost the business and lifestyle growth taking place down south. The “Lulu International Shopping Mall” has announced the launch of its shopping mall, which according to the company, will be the biggest in […]