GLOBAL

Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers
Cities and climate change: why low-rise buildings are the future - not skyscrapers

More than half of the world's 7.8 billion people live in cities and urban areas. By 2050, an additional 2.5 billion will be living there...

By Ruth Saint and Francesco Pomponi 28 Oct 2021

GLOBAL

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

By Norman Day 21 Jan 2020

AFRICA

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Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

UNITED STATES

LaGuardia Airport by Patrick Handrigan
Skanska group wins USD3.6bn LaGuardia airport project

A consortium led by Swedish construction company Skanska was picked for a $3.6bn project to modernize New York's LaGuardia Airport, regional transport officials announced on Thursday, 28 May...

1 Jun 2015

UNITED STATES

Alan Eustace, inside his special space suit, prepares for take-off in a balloon that carried him to 41,000m above Roswell in the New Mexico desert. Image:
Eustace breaks sound barrier in jump from space

WASHINGTON, USA: A Google executive, Alan Eustace, set a new record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere, 41,000m above the Earth and, in the process, broke the sound barrier as he fell.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Components for the James Webb Telescope arrive at NASA. Image: Nasa
Elements come together for next big telescope says NASA

WASHINGTON - All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever made are ready for assembly at NASA, the US space agency said on Monday (3 February).

4 Feb 2014

UNITED STATES

Apple 'space-ship' campus plan cleared for 'lift-off'
Apple 'space-ship' campus plan cleared for 'lift-off'

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Apple's plan to build a verdant new campus crowned with a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters was cleared for 'lift-off' Tuesday, 15 October.

17 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

Samsung breaks ground at US research centre
Samsung breaks ground at US research centre

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Samsung has made a start on its huge Silicon Valley research centre, just down the road from its arch-rival Apple.

16 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds
Deadly Oklahoma tornado kills hundreds

WASHINGTON, USA: A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320km/h pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday (20 May), hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. Up to 100 people were reportedly killed.

21 May 2013

UNITED STATES

General Motors is building a plant in China
General Motors is building a plant in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Chinese authorities have approved a US$1.3bn General Motors plan to make luxury Cadillac cars, the US auto giant said on Tuesday (7 May) as it seeks to boost sales of its premium brand cars in the world's biggest vehicle market.

8 May 2013


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