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While not top-ranked, there are business to watch in Brazil, Russia, India and China.
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What's true for the iPhone rings true for others.
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The giant rubber duck that has captivated residents of Hong Kong deflated into an oversize floating blob overnight, CNN reports . At first Harbor City officials didn’t respond to queries about what had caused the demise of Florentjin Hofman’s quirky art bird, but a tweet later in the day alluded to its need for a little tune up. The latest stop on a world tour, Hong Kong was expecting the 54 foot rubber duck to bob on the water of Victoria harbor until June 9th, 2013. Read the rest of Giant Floating Rubber Duck Mysteriously Deflates in Hong Kong Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , china , floating art sculpture , floating duck in Hong Kong , floating rubber duck , Florentjin Hoffman , Giant Rubber Duck , Hong Kong , News , rubber duck deflates in Hong Kong , Victoria Harbor floating structure
Giant Floating Rubber Duck Mysteriously Deflates in Hong Kong
BOOK REVIEW: Bianca Bosker’s New Book, Original Copies, Dissects China’s Bizarre Knockoff Architecture Trend
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Chinese cities are experimenting with ways to maximize EV development and deployment, green building and a locally tailored carbon market.
Urban Green Energy Inc has installed 120 solar and wind-powered streetlights in PingQuan, situated in the Hebei province of China. Instead of opting for costly traditional lights that would have needed to sink wires into the ground and connect to the grid, the city chose a more sustainable route. Each Sanya light is equipped with a HoYi! wind turbine and two 280 watt solar panels, allowing them to function completely off-grid. Read the rest of UGE Rolls Out Solar and Wind-Powered LED Streetlights in PingQuan, China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , china , hebei , hoyi! , hybrid , LED , New York. , pingquan , sanya , solar , streetlight , turbine , urban green energy inc
Read the rest of David Tubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bamboo Lamp , David Tribridge , eco-friendly lamp , flat pack lamp , green lighting design , ICFF , LED lights , Manuka , Manuka Lamp , Manuka tree , new york design week , New York Design Week 2013 , New Zealand , ny design week , wanted design , Wanted Design 2013
The Drip LED Lamp designed by Italian designer Fabio Servolo is cleverly shaped as a tap and a faucet. Rather than being switched on, it is turned on exactly like a tap – by rotating the handle. The design draws a connection between the precious resources of water and energy , encouraging users to conserve energy rather than letting it ‘go down the drain.’ Read the rest of Fabio Servolo’s Drip LED Lamp Subtly Urges Users to Save Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Conserve Electricity , Drip Lamp , Fabio Servolo , Faucet Lamp , green lamp , italian design , LED , Power Conservation , Recycled Materials , Spreading Awareness
The horse meat scandal spread through Europe like wildfire in early 2013, and now consumers in China may have even more to worry about. Officials were horrified to discover $1.6 million worth of rat meat being passed off as lamb, and police have apprehended 63 suspects who are being accused of selling rat meat for public consumption. The rat meat scandal is China’s latest food safety debacle – previously a citizen died from eating pesticides in lamb, and thousands of dead pigs were found dumped into a river near Shanghai. Read the rest of $1.6 Million Worth of Rat Meat Passed Off as Lamb in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diseased meats China , eco design , food safety China , green design , Rat meat , rat meat as lamb , sustainable design
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$1.6 Million Worth of Rat Meat Passed Off as Lamb in China