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“Windmills in my mind spinning silky webs serene sensuous colors…” Those are a few lines from the poem “Windmills in My Mind” by poet Melanie Bishop which describes the beautiful appearance of windmills. Huge and tall windmills are relatively new creatures for people who live in big cities. Several months ago when I was visiting […]
The Russian central bank lowered its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 9.75 percent on Friday, citing lower inflation and economic recovery. “The Board of Directors notes that the inflation slowdown overshoots the forecast. Inflation expectations continue to decline and economic activity recovers,” the bank said in a statement. The Russian central bank […]
SMOKING will be banned in all indoor public venues and workplaces in Shanghai from March next year. The ban will cover hotels, restaurants, offices, airports, railway stations and entertainment venues after a new smoking regulation was approved by the Shanghai People’s Congress Standing Committee yesterday. Under the new regulation, hotels cannot have rooms designated for […]
A windmill is a mill that converts the energy of wind into rotational energy by means of vanes called sails or blades, according to Wikipedia. In Physics’ perspective, it converts the wind energy from the air into the kinetic energy on its blades so that they move. When it rotates, it does a centripetal motion. […]
I think that our local council should collect paper, plastic and recyclables from our houses directly. Currently, in Shanghai, most communities that run recycling projects ask people to bring their garbage to a center in the community. And this is one of the reason why only a few people support and do recycling. First, unlike […]
Emissions trading is a government-mandated, market-based approach to controlling pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants. A governmental allocates a limited number of permits to discharge specific quantities of a specific pollutant per time period. Polluters are required to hold permits in amount equal to their emissions. Polluters that […]