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Obamas River Raft in Bali as Family Vacations in Indonesia

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family were seen on a river rafting trip Monday as they vacationed in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child.<p>Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, rafted on the Ayung River on the resort island of Bali, where the …

Indonesia

Minor New York City subway derailment causes outage, delays

NEW YORK — A subway train derailed near a station in Harlem on Tuesday, frightening passengers and resulting in a power outage as people were evacuated from trains along the subway line.<p>The Fire Department of New York said a handful of people were treated for minor injuries at around 10 a.m. It …

Long Island Rail Road

How two architects are transforming Chinese villages

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> As young architects in Hong Kong in 2005, Joshua Bolchover and John Lin were in the right place at the right time.<p>China was urbanizing at an unprecedented rate and had become a playground for architects. Zaha Hadid's design for the Guangzhou Opera House had broken ground, Rem …

Architecture

Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution – UN agriculture agency

23 June 2017 – Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing …

Agriculture

'Why is the president going back on his promise?' Anchor grills Kellyanne Conway on the Senate healthcare bill

George Stephanopoulos grilled President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway on Sunday over the Republican healthcare bill just unveiled in the Senate.<p>In an interview on "This Week," the ABC anchor pushed Conway to acknowledge that the bill proposes deep cuts to Medicaid, pointing out that …

Donald Trump

Turkey LGBT: Istanbul's Gay Pride organisers vow to defy ban

<b>Organisers of Istanbul's annual Gay Pride march say it will go ahead despite a ban by the authorities of Turkey's largest city.</b><p>The event has been called for Sunday evening in the city's Taksim Square.<p>Authorities banned the march for third year in a row, citing security concerns after threats from …

Turkey

College professor fired following remarks on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'

A New Jersey college professor who appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to defend a black-only Black Lives Matter event has been fired after the college's president said she made racially insensitive comments on the show, according to reports.<p>Essex County College in Newark announced Lisa Durden's …

Black Lives Matter

REBA, a Google SVP and a physicist find the equation for change

Vattenfall announces first projects to be funded through EOWDC research programme studying impact of offshore wind on natural and human …

Energy and climate politics in a post-election, post-Brexit world

James Murray's speech to the Inenco Summer Utilities Forum - in full

From auks to dolphins: Projects selected for Scottish offshore wind farm research programme

Vattenfall announces first projects to be funded through EOWDC research programme studying impact of offshore wind on natural and human environments

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

<b>An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis</b> …

Renewable Energy

World’s largest coal company to retire 37 mines in India

<b>The largest coal mining company in the world, Coal India, has announced plans to decommission a total of 37 mines which are no longer economically</b> …

Transforming agriculture to address climate change

<b>José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, asserts that the path to sustainable food and</b> …

Climate

Water infrastructure challenges and opportunities

<b>Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council (WWC), describes how climate change is affecting the natural water cycle and points out the</b> …

Climate

Mercedes-Benz partners with Vivint to sell solar energy storage

Tesla has famously expanded its products and services to include home solar power, building upon its automotive battery expertise. Its Tesla Energy arm of operations provides the Powerwall for residential use, and now the company is taking orders for its solar roof tiles. Mercedes-Benz recently …

India cancels vast coal power station plans as price of solar enters 'free fall'

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price …

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

Why it matters to you<p>This sprawling, floating solar power plant could change the way other nations design city centers.<p>China has announced that the …

Renewable Energy

Stunning new lows in solar and battery storage costs

A new contract signed by a utility in Arizona has set a new low price for large-scale solar power in that country, but more importantly has also …

Renewable Energy

300 days of sun: How one Indian entrepreneur is making a killing

Ketan Mehta is nothing if not ambitious. He wants to "shape the future of energy" for 1.3 billion people.<p>The 28-year old entrepreneur co-founded Rays Power Infra six years ago with an eye on India's enormous potential for solar energy.<p>"Earth has been receiving trillions of units of energy every day …

India

In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity<p>In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley.<p>And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your …

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Solar Impulse

The eco guide to renewable energy

Solar power is soaring, wind goes from strength to strength. Look for a mighty surge in renewables over the next few years<p>One day in late March, during a sunny weekend, something spectacular happened. Solar power broke a new record. The demand for daytime electricity in UK homes fell to night times …

Renewable Energy

Alaska's Thawing Soils Are Unleashing a Crapload of CO2 Into The Air

"We all knew this was coming."<p>Even as the Trump administration weighs withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement, a new …

Climate Change

More errors identified in contrarian climate scientists' temperature estimates

A new study suggests there are remaining biases in the oft-corrected University of Alabama at Huntsville atmospheric temperature estimates<p>Human emission of heat-trapping gases is causing the Earth to warm. We’ve known that for many decades. In fact, there are no reputable scientists that dispute …

Climate Change

Montana's Melting Glaciers On Pace To All But Disappear 'Within 20 Years'

In a few decades, Glacier National Park may need a new name.<p>Grinnell Glacier towered roughly 30 feet over scientist Dan Fagre when he began studying the ice 26 years ago. Now, when he hikes through Montana’s Glacier National Park, the ancient ice wall’s dark, craggy edge barely reaches his …

Climate Change

Oxygen Levels in Oceans Plummet as Planet Warms

U.S. scientists who have been warning that warmer oceans are more likely to be poorer in dissolved oxygen have now sounded the alarm: ocean oxygen …

Climate Change

If the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed...

As the atmosphere warms, heat is transferred to the oceans, which causes water expansion and rising sea levels. Today, Earth’s oceans are warmer than …

India blocks discussion on global investment facilitation at WTO

<b>Geneva:</b> India on Wednesday blocked the World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council from approving an agenda to discuss investment facilitation on …