Mount Fuji (kimura2 from Pixabay)

Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan

WNM | Jan 8, 2020 at 8:08 AM

Toyota Motor Corp plans to build a prototype “city of the future” at the base of Japan’s Mt. Fuji, powered by hydrogen fuel cells and functioning as a laboratory for autonomous cars, “smart homes,” artificial intelligence and other technologies.

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Amazon staff warned over criticizing company’s climate policy

WNM | Jan 8, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Amazon.com Inc employees who publicly demanded more aggressive action by the company to combat climate change have been told they violated company policy, with Amazon saying further infractions could end in firings, according to an employee climate activism group.

U.S. to overhaul environmental review process, dismiss climate impacts

WNM | Jan 7, 2020 at 12:08 AM

The Trump administration will unveil new regulations, which would limit the types of projects like highways and pipelines that require environmental review and no longer require federal agencies to weigh their climate impacts, sources familiar with the plan said to Reuters.

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Rhino poaching at record levels in Botswana

WNM | Jan 3, 2020 at 12:01 AM

Rhino poaching in Botswana’s Okavango Delta has risen at an unprecedented rate with 23 white rhinoceros and eight black rhinoceros killed since October 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism said.