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Business park plans 15 MW, unsubsidized solar farm

Slowly but surely, plans for subsidy-free solar and even subsidy-free offshore wind are beginning to see the light of day, where the conditions are …

Renewable Energy

Drone images of India, South Africa offer bird’s-eye view of rich-poor divide around world | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere has highlighted the social imbalance on Earth.<p>Of course, differences in social …

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.<p>The position was outlined in a memo …

Trump Administration

Here's How the Google Speed Update Will Impact Your Site (& AdWords Account)

Main image: Late last week, Google announced a major change to its mobile ranking factors. While speed has always been a factor in determining both …

AdWords

How To Get Into Saving Energy - And Convince Your Friends To Join You

"The most important thing is to lead by example and not judge."<p>Peer pressure is tough to resist, especially when it comes to living a more …

Sustainability

Trump and Putin’s unholy alliance could lead to war with Iran | Simon Tisdall

They were right to be worried. Within hours of arriving in Europe, Donald Trump was busy insulting America’s closest friends and threatening to dismember Nato. He publicly humiliated Theresa May and did his importunate best to force regime change in Westminster, before halfheartedly apologising. …

Scientists are slaughtering radio-tracked hornets to save the bees

Bees and other pollinators are pretty important to, you know, life as we know it. Unfortunately, things aren’t always rosy for our buzzing friends. Aside from habitat loss, parasites, and pesticides, they also have to deal with a burgeoning population of bee-eating Asian hornets. But humanity …

Too Old To Rocket Load, Too Young To Die

Rocket Loader is in the news again. One of Cloudflare's earliest web performance products has been re-engineered for contemporary browsers and Web …

A Template for ‘Incivility’

Today’s protesters are reviving the tactics of the anti-Vietnam War movement of the 1960s and ’70s—with similarly mixed results.<p>Political incivility has become a hot topic this week after the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee …

Rights & Freedoms

Wake up, Britain. We’ve been betrayed over Heathrow | Roger Hallam

MPs need to understand the whirlwind they will reap if they keep backing commercial interests over humanity’s survival<p>Some things are, to use Caroline Lucas’s word, “unforgivable”. The decision by MPs to put commercial interests ahead of the needs of our planet when it came to vote on the third …

Boris Johnson

Dear officials, Northern rail routes are not ‘valueless’ – your government is | Lisa Nandy

Emails passed to me reveal the transport department’s contempt for passengers as a changed timetable causes misery<p>• Lisa Nandy is the Labour MP for Wigan<p>For four weeks, as Northern rail passengers have struggled with delayed, cancelled and overcrowded trains, ministers have been at pains to tell us …

Chris Grayling

Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran

The U.S. secretary of state vowed “unprecedented financial pressure in the form of the strongest sanctions in history.”<p>The Trump administration’s new strategy on Iran essentially amounts to economic war. In a speech on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed “unprecedented financial pressure …

South Asia

Watch This Engineer Save A Puppy By Using A Drone

😍<p>When drones aren’t making our lives hell by crashing into nearby trees, they are actually doing some real good around the world.<p>Over the weekend a …

Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border …

Mining

With UK Business Elites Profiting From War, It’s No Wonder the Syrian Conflict Continues

<i>On Saturday 14 April, the UK joined the US and France in carrying out airstrikes against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. Despite the fact that</i> …

Middle East

Drones will soon decide who to kill

The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people, this new technology will decide who to kill with almost …

Artificial Intelligence

Mutual assured dronestruction

Western airstrikes on the Middle East: déjà vu all over again. Twenty years ago, the USA attacked Sudan and Afghanistan with Tomahawk cruise missiles. Two days ago, the USA attacked Syria with … Tomahawk cruise missiles. Aside from the (de)merits of each attack, isn’t it a bit surprising that …

War

Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows

The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook’s EU-US data transfers to Europe’s top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series of fundamental questions pertaining to the clash between US mass surveillance law and EU citizens’ fundamental privacy rights.<p>The …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it.<p>Related: Why have we …

Privacy

Poland signs nearly $5 billion deal to buy US missile system

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland signed a $4.75 billion deal with the United States Wednesday to buy air defense Patriot missile systems as it seeks to …

Armed Forces

Pakistan’s Simple Climate Fix Has The Whole World Watching

THE GOOD NEWS:<i>Pakistan has planted more than 1 billion trees in an effort to reduce the effects of global warming.</i> Debates about climate policy often …

sequester

US, allies band together to expel Russians over spy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Washington to Warsaw, Western nations banded together Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accused of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain.<p>President Donald Trump, under constant political heat for his …

Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Primed for economic combat, President Donald Trump set in motion tariffs on as much as $60 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. …

Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.<p>More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city, the …

Why I’m Leaving Facebook–And Maybe You Should, Too

We’re giving up too much (data) and getting too little in return.<p>By now we’ve all heard the cliche: If you’re getting something for free on the internet, and you can’t identify the product that’s being sold, then you are the product. Your attention, your purchasing potential, your data, and, …

Trump fires Rex Tillerson, replaces him with former CIA director Mike Pompeo

The Trump administration’s chaos continues with news that the president has fired Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and brought in former CIA director Mike Pompeo in his place, <i>The Washington Post</i> reported and the president confirmed with a tweet,<p>Many Washington insiders saw Tillerson, the former …

Tell Me More About How Google Isn’t Part Of The Government And Can Therefore Censor Whoever It Wants?

When you tell an establishment Democrat that Google’s hiding and removal of content is a dangerous form of censorship, they often magically transform …

These sculptures combine interactive art and quantum science

Julian Voss-Andreae's work takes the human body and twists it through the lens of quantum physics.<p>With a direct focus on the wave-particle duality, …

Did Trump Just Start a Global Trade War?

President Donald Trump has made good on his promise by imposing tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively, on steel and aluminum imports. He …

Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop <b></b>artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a …