Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.
Kayaker Aniol Serrasolses descended a snowy mountain in his kayak before reaching a river where he performed a world-first flip off a waterfall.
The Araucanía Region of central Chile encompasses terrain ranging from the west’s Pacific coastline to volcanoes and the Andes mountains in the east. Its southeast, with many freshwater lakes and temperate rainforest, forms part of the Chilean Lake District. Nature reserves, including Huerquehue National Park and Conguillío National Park, protect ecosystems with lakes, rivers and forests of monkey puzzle conifers.
Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere — in phones, laptops, tablets, cameras and increasingly cars. Demand for lithium-ion batteries has risen sharply in the past five years and is expected to grow from a $44.2 billion market in 2020 to a $94.4 billion market by 2025, mostly due to the boom in electric cars.
And a shortage of lithium-ion batteries is looming in the U.S. Former Tesla CTO and Elon Musk’s right-hand man, JB Straubel, started Redwood Materials in 2017 to help address the need for more raw materials and to solve the problem of e-waste. The company recycles end-of-life batteries and then supplies battery makers and auto companies with materials in short supply as EV production surges around the world. Straubel gave CNBC an inside look at its first recycling facility in Carson City, Nevada. Watch the video to learn why battery recycling will be an essential part in making EV production more sustainable.
Some of the most beautiful and charming coastal towns along the Mediterranean sea in 8K resolution. You will see towns and resorts along French Riviera, Italian Riviera, Spanish coast, Greek islands, Croatian and Montenegro coastline.
Video timeline: 0:00-0:14 Intro 0:15-0:45 Corfu island, Greece 0:46-1:02 Kefalonia island, Greece 1:03-1:32 Saint Tropez, France 1:33-1:53 Collioure, France 1:54-2:38 Cap Ferrat, France 2:39-3:19 Menton, France 3:20-3:28 Cavalaire-sur-Mer, France 3:29-4:11 Marseille, France 4:12-4:24 Principality of Monaco 4:25-4:52 Eze, France 4:53-5:04 La Turbie, France 5:05-5:17 Carqueiranne, France 5:18-5:32 Palavas les Flots, France 5:33-6:02 Bonifacio, Corsica island, France 6:03-6:24 Venice, Italy 6:25-6:57 Manarola, Italy 6:58-7:07 Vernazza, Italy 7:08-7:16 Riomagiore, Italy 7:17-7:53 Rapallo, Italy 7:54-8:07 Portofino, Italy 8:08-8:34 Amalfi Coast, Italy 8:35-8:59 Taormina, Sicily, Italy 9:00-9:11 Cadiz, Spain 9:12-9:26 Tossa de Mar, Spain 9:27-9:34 Ibiza, Spain 9:35-9:44 Porto Cristo, Majorca, Spain 9:45-10:01 Cape Palos, la Manga, Spain 10:02-10:31 Barcelona, Spain 10:32-11:17 Dubrovnik, Croatia 11:18-11:26 Antalya, Turkey 11:27-12:00 Boka Bay, Muntenegro
Bern, the capital city of Switzerland, is built around a crook in the Aare River. It traces its origins back to the 12th century, with medieval architecture preserved in the Altstadt (Old Town). The Swiss Parliament and diplomats meet in the Neo-Renaissance Bundeshaus (Federal Palace). The Französische Kirche (French Church) and the nearby medieval tower known as the Zytglogge both date to the 13th century.
Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region in northern France, near the border with Belgium. A cultural hub and bustling university city today, it was once an important merchant center of French Flanders, and many Flemish influences remain. The historic center, Vieux Lille, is characterized by 17th-century brick town houses, cobbled pedestrian streets and the large central square, Grand Place.
We round up the day’s newspapers, meet author Ashok Ferrey and get an opinion on the best pubs in London. Plus, what we learned this week. Monocle’s Georgina Godwin sets the tone for the weekend.
Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, a mountainous interior and rivers, including the Danube. A cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences, it has a rich heritage of traditional dance, music, costumes, and crafts. At the foot of domed Vitosha mountain is its capital city, Sofia, dating to the 5th century B.C.
Ghent is a port city in northwest Belgium, at the confluence of the Leie and Scheldt rivers. During the Middle Ages it was a prominent city-state. Today it’s a university town and cultural hub. Its pedestrianized center is known for medieval architecture such as 12th-century Gravensteen castle and the Graslei, a row of guildhalls beside the Leie river harbor.