The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances
has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to
health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm.
China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United Nations University. But nearly every country in the region had massive increases between 2010 and 2015, including those least equipped to deal with the growing mountain of discarded smartphones, computers, TVs, air conditioners and other goods.
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on
Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.
The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.