Santiago, Chile, will use solar and wind power for public transit by 2018

The metro system in Santiago, Chile, will soon be powered by renewable energy starting in 2018. The city’s system will draw power from two solar energy companies and a wind power farm to provide transportation for over 2.5 million Chileans and visitors in Santiago. According to Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, this will save 130,000 tons of…

Tanzania appoints first albino deputy minister

Dr. Abdallah Possi was recently appointed as a deputy minister in the prime minister’s office responsible for policy coordination, parliamentary affairs, employment and persons with physical disabilities. Dr. Abdallah Possi, a 36-year-old lawyer who is known for his razor-sharp legal mind, attention to detail and his unassuming demeanor that has earned him unquestionable reputation as…

Yoga helps cancer patients sleep and improves their emotional wellbeing, study finds

Researchers found low-to-moderate intensity sessions helped breast cancer survivors by reducing insomnia and fatigue. Just two 75-minute sessions a week for four weeks helps people feel less tired, while they also report better social, physical and emotional wellbeing. Experts said sleep problems typically affected between 30% and 60% of cancer patients and survivors. It could be due…

L.A. will convert motel units to 500 apartments for homeless vets

The city of Los Angeles has approved a deal for nonprofit and private developers to convert “nuisance » motels into 500 permanent supportive apartments for homeless veterans. Advocates say about 2,700 homeless veterans remain in the county, despite an intensive drive by local and federal officials. Under the deal, developers will purchase underutilized, often run-down motels from private owners and…

Un projet de campus écoresponsable à Chicago dévoilé

Le collectif d’architecture et d’urbanisme Studio Gang a récemment dévoilé des images du nouveau campus réalisé pour l’Academy of Global Citizenship de Chicago (AGC). Actuellement située dans le quartier de Garfield Ridge, à Chicago, cette école s’est associée au célèbre bureau d’architectes pour dessiner un nouveau campus éco-responsable avec un objectif de consommation d’énergie limitée.…