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WHO: Air pollution caused one in eight deaths

An estimated 7 million people died due to air pollution globally in 2012, with more than half of the deaths linked to indoor smoke from cook stoves, according to a report by the World Health Organization. Air pollution is now the “single largest environmental...

Work on Saudi’s 1km Kingdom Tower to start April

Construction of Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, which at over 1km will become the world’s tallest building upon completion, is set to begin in Jeddah next month. UK construction trade magazine Building reported that above ground work on the $1.2bn project, which is...

The Cost of Daylight Saving Time

With the switchover to daylight saving time just around the corner, you might wonder why we go to the trouble of springing forward and falling backward every year. It turns out that more daylight gives us more time to shop, drive, grill and perfect our golf game. What...