Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

FILE PHOTO: A jogger makes her way through snow at the Washington Monument following a winter storm, Jan. 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File PhotoMILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting…

U.S. Energy Department to develop lithium recycling research center

FILE PHOTO: A bulldozer is seen at the lithium plant of the state owned Bolivian Lithium Deposits (YLB) in Llipi, on the salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia, November 29, 2017. REUTERS/David Mercado/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday it is launching a research center on lithium battery recycling in an effort…

Saving a river: Pollution in India's holy Ganges makes it toxic

People watch as pyres burn at a cremation ground on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiNEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Ganges river, holy to most Indians, flows from the western Himalayas down to the Bay of Bengal through crowded cities, industrial hubs and some of the most…

Tigers dwindling: just six sub-species remain

Six different sub-species of tigers exist today, scientists confirmed yesterday, amid hopes the findings will boost efforts to save the fewer than 4,000 free-range big cats that remain in the world. The six include the Bengal tiger, Amur tiger, South China tiger, Sumatran tiger, Indochinese tiger and Malayan tiger, said the report in the journal…

Bangladesh among 'best value travel destinations'

Bangladesh ranked seventh in the Lonely Planet's Top 10 “Best Value” travel destinations for 2019, which showcased the top ten places for affordable adventures, UNB reports. Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guidebook publisher, said Bangladesh “creates astonishingly few ripples given everything it has to offer” and focused on the country's diverse and exciting cities.…