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The Winds of Green War

Turbines in North Carolina threaten a crucial military radar.<p>Donald Trump has encouraged his cabinet nominees to take the initiative as soon as they’re on the job, and one area ripe for action is reversing the Obama Administration’s habit of letting its green-energy obsessions interfere with …

Donald Trump

Singapore-made solar panel more efficient, works even if partially shaded

Local solar firm REC Solar believes it has found a possible solution to tackle Singapore's lack of space for solar panels. It said its new panel can …

Clean Energy

These Cities Are Setting the Standard for Clean Energy Worldwide

The Green City<p>Some of you might have heard of Burlington, Vermont. It’s a relatively small city that borders Lake Champlain on the state’s western …

Bernie Sanders

Milton Keynes: The middle-aged new town

Interactive The sign to Milton Keynes<p>2017<p>1969<p><b>Most towns grow and evolve over hundreds if not thousands of years. Not so Milton Keynes, which is 50 years old. Perhaps the best known of the 20th Century "new towns", it has its detractors but is also much loved by its residents.</b><p>The town was born with …

Utopian ideas on climate change will get us precisely nowhere

Consumption - of cars, flights and more - is how most people measure progress, and campaigners must concentrate on reducing the harm this does. Back-to-nature idealism will surely fail<p>Urging people to stop consuming stuff in order to slow the rate of climate change is a gambit that is doomed to …

Lagos living: Solving Nigeria's megacity housing crisis

<b>Nigeria's largest city Lagos is facing a housing crisis. The BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks at how entrepreneurs are trying to solve the crisis.</b><p>Affordable housing is a considerable challenge for urban areas with large populations, and this is particularly prevalent in the Nigeria's city of Lagos.<p>More …

The 10 most expensive cities in the world 2017 - CNN Style

Written by By Kate Springer, CNN<p>They may be in opposite corners of the globe, but Hong Kong, Sydney and Vancouver have one thing in common.<p>They're the top three most unaffordable housing markets in the world, according to the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017, …

San Diego's aging Horton Plaza, once a landmark of urban design, is losing luster and tenants

The late author Ray Bradbury imagined humans living on Mars, "firemen" on a mission to burn books — and a radical attempt to reshape downtown San Diego.<p>In his 1970s essay, "The Aesthetics of Lostness," the Los Angeles science fiction writer extolled the joys of exploring safe yet stimulating urban …

Energy is the new new internet

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead.<p>This …

Innovation