Biological Warfare in WW2: Unit 731
Biological Warfare is the act of using virus, bacteria or other biological agents to infect or kill a group of people. During World War 1 the worldwide consensus was that it would never be used in war. To most people the idea of biological weapons was ghastly and unthinkable; unfortunately not everyone had this view. General Shiro Ishii, chief medical officer of the Japanese army was one of these outliers.Solution for Africa: Irrigate Sahara
Once again we are hearing about another African famine. This is happening at the time that many African countries, from Nigeria to Uganda, are recovering from their past mistakes and experiencing strong economic growth. This time, the famine is in the countries that are in the Sahara desert.Minotaur Labyrinth – Bringing Tourists to the Isle of Crete!
Minotaur labirynth that dates back to Minoan period (3000 years ago) has become a great tourist attraction! It welcomes international tourists who want to discover its long tunnels and get the glimpse of the old legendary place… The palace is situated on the isle of Crete, Greece, and is a witness of many historical events, cross-cultural battles, the memorial of ancient myths.Japan – Untapping the Power of Women
Communities, businesses and economies with greater gender balance in decision-making structures thrive more than those without balance. Women in executive decision-making positions in Japan are rare and the economy is stagnating. So surely unleashing the untapped potential of their female workforce is in everyone’s interest?Volunteer Tourism – An Experience With a Difference
As people increasingly began to explore other nations and their cultures, opportunists struck gold by satisfying the urge of tourists looking to experience the world. It was a win-win for both tourists and tourism organizations; while one made money, the other felt happy that S/He added to the economy of the country that they visited. Little did they know that theirs was a negative influence on the local people, their culture and of course their environment!Escape London
London is an awesome city, and nobody can deny her of that. It’s a vibrant city, it’s crowded, it’s congested, things are always moving (apart from the traffic). Noise, people, colours, flashing lights… all those wonderful and not so wonderful things that make it the city it is. It’s really a love and hate relationship for people living and working in London. At least for me it is. Some people embrace the whole living in London thing because there’s always entertainment at your doorstep. But some people just get in and get out right after work. I am the latter.The West: The Fundamentals Are Not Being Fixed
The welfare state cannot be bailed out at the expense of the region’s future. Debt needs to be reduced and demographics need to be accounted for.Moving Ahead With the Western Climate Initiative
Carbon Finance recently reported that the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) has decided to give priority to the creation of carbon credits within the participating WCI jurisdictions over the importation of offsets from international programmes such as the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). And at the end of February 2012, the WCI parties released their final recommendations for the future of the offsetting system with the aim of establishing an efficient system consistent across all the participating jurisdictions. This is a positive development with regards to the WCI given that several states have already formally withdrawn from the initiative.US And UK Prepare Drones for Homeland Invasions
Drones are falling from the sky nearly every day, some landing in highly populated areas.The odds are growing against us since 30,000 are predicted to hit our homeland skies by 2015. Are you ready for your worst nightmare to unfold its wings above you?What Nuclear-Free Japan Means For Us
This weekend, Japan will be nuclear-free for the first time in a generation. American gas can help keep it that way.