China Requests 15,000 Acres of Land In Sri Lanka

by Wade Shepard Courtesy: The Forbes. This area includes what is probably the world’s emptiest international airport, a massive $1.4 billion deep sea port that is running at under-capacity, a world-class conference center that doesn’t really host many conferences, and a seldom used cricket stadium. These projects were almost completely funded with Chinese money, and…

After Paris, UK’s latest ‘carbon budget’ just isn’t ambitious enough

Authors: Kate Scott and Marco Sakai The UK is letting itself go over budget. Voyagerix / shutterstock A major new climate policy was announced by the UK government on June 30, almost unnoticed in the Brexit aftermath. The media’s focus on Westminster backstabbing meant the country’s latest “carbon budget”, widely heralded as unambiguously good news for the environment,…

There’s Wisdom and Humour to Be Found Painted on the Back of Nepalese Trucks

  Next time you’re in Nepal, you might notice something special about the trucks plying the country’s roads. Unlike in Pakistan, where trucks are often decorated with colourful art, Nepalese trucks carry quirky, witty verses and contextual satire. The messages range from politics and philosophy to love, humour and even expletives. These days, they aren’t limited to trucks, but show up…