Asia

Smog has been a consistent and growing problem in China

China orders insurance companies to stop compensating smog victims

Barely a week after the reports of dangerously high levels of smog in China hit the headlines across the world, authorities have made a bizarre attempt at damage-control. It has now been reported that lawmakers in the country have ordered the two largest insurers in China to stop selling their policies. The directive comes just a week after the policies[Read More…]

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Heading for a nuclear winter? China’s air pollution reaches critical levels

Imagine living in a country where you couldn’t even trust the air that you breathe for fear of contracting a serious health problem as a result. Well in China, that exact scenario is playing out with Chinese scientists warning that the country’s air pollution is now so toxic that it resembles a nuclear winter. The country has been well known[Read More…]

Forget watching TV.. ‘Smart TVs’ are now watching you

Forget watching TV.. ‘Smart TVs’ are now watching you

Electronics giant LG is under the spotlight after one customer claimed that his television was collecting data on him and even sending photographs of his children to third parties. It sounds like something right out of a science fiction movie doesn’t it? However LG has now been forced to investigate how this “breach” occurred. According to Hull-based IT consultant Jason[Read More…]

Super typhoon Haiyan the strongest to ever hit the Earth

Super typhoon Haiyan the strongest to ever hit the Earth

Over the last few days the world had witnessed one of the most horrific storms in history. A super typhoon by the name of Haiyan that hit the Philippines reached an intensity never measured to date with other hurricanes which had hit countries across the world. Therefore it has started to raise several questions, as one witness thousands lying buried[Read More…]

Nuclear experts say Fukushima has reached crisis point again and is ‘worse than Chernobyl’

Nuclear experts say Fukushima has reached crisis point again and is ‘worse than Chernobyl’

A nuclear expert has claimed that the radiation leaks from the Fukushima plant may be worse than originally reported. Mycle Schneider is an independent consultant who has previously worked on behalf of the French and German governments. He claims that radioactive water has leaked all over the site and there are no accurate figures for radiation levels. The Tokyo Electric[Read More…]