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How Your Surroundings Could Be Killing You

The air you breathe, the water you drink and the surroundings where you work, play and sleep may go largely unnoticed on a day-to-day basis. …

Is Gentrification A Problem In The Twin Cities? Not How You’d Think, Study Says

<i>(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)</i><p><b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — For many poor, urban residents of American cities, a crisis is looming — gentrification. It’s …

Men, women and children wade through river to cross Greek-Macedonian border, but security officials force crowds to stop<p>More than 2,000 asylum seekers have walked en masse into Macedonia in defiance of European attempts to seal the continent’s southern borders to people fleeing war and poverty in …

Save the Children

Latest ABS figures show job decline in renewable energy industry, with consumer groups blaming government for the loss of 5,100 full-time jobs<p>More than a quarter of the jobs in the renewable energy industry have disappeared since 2011, with a continued decline in the latest figures released by the …

Renewable Energy

Publicly-run clean energy programmes are flourishing across the US, as states from California to Massachusetts and Ohio embrace the switch from fossil-fuel based power<p>Sewage and solar power may be odd bedfellows in the race to save the climate. But in Sonoma County, one hour north of San Francisco, …

Renewable Energy

The Ethiopians who predict an end to international aid

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1180000/1180072_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524747666_97c67e2962fbc74c674cf4f19bf277d8<p><b>The rains have been poor again in this mountainous corner of north-eastern Ethiopia - the site of the 1984 famine in which hundreds of thousands of</b> …

Millennium Development Goals: The final countdown | The Guardian

MDG8: promote a global partnership for development<p>What’s the smallest island nation in the world? In which ocean is the Seychelles found? Test your knowledge on small island states<p>The debate on how aid should be shared has intensified over the lifespan of the millennium development goals. We asked …

Researchers have recorded rapid rises in meltwater and alarming rates of glacial retreat, which are accelerating at a pace double that of a decade ago<p>The world’s glaciers are in retreat. The great tongues of ice high in the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alps and the Rockies are going back uphill at …

Global Warming

Morocco will launch Africa's biggest solar farm

The plant will be the world's largest concentrated solar power plant and power one million homes<p>Morocco will host the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant at the edge of the Sahara desert, to help generate renewable electricity which will power nearly half of the country by 2020.<p>The first …

Renewable Energy

The growth in renewable energy is fuelling new jobs in Asia and Africa. Meet three beneficiaries of the new green economy from Zambia, Pakistan and Kenya<p>While the price of oil is plummeting, taking with it a significant number of jobs, the renewable energy job market is booming. It is estimated …

Renewable Energy

Dong Energy makes final investmen decision on 1.2-gigawatt project that will power more than a million UK homes<p>The UK wind energy industry received a boost on Wednesday with the announcement of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm, to be built off the north-east coast.<p>Dong Energy said its …

Hydroelectric Power

Solar sector needs better power storage, grid infrastructure and government support to meet bullish growth predictions<p>Sixty years ago, the price of solar panels was astronomical. At a cost of $1,910 (£1,350) per watt in today’s money, the only practical use for them was in space on the US Vanguard …

Renewable Energy

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