Tag Archives: Environment

09Oct/17

How coffee could power your car

A new one-step process that turns spent coffee grounds into biofuel could help in the fight to reduce our reliance on diesel made from fossil fuels, say researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

01Oct/17

San Juan Mayor to Trump: “Bring it on”

INTERNET (SEPTEMBER 30, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE — San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz fired back at U.S. President Donald Trump who placed blame squarely on Puerto Ricans for the slow recovery from Hurricane Maria after critics complained that his administration’s response to the U.S. territory’s plight was insufficient. Continue reading

30Sep/17

‘We are dying here’: San Juan Mayor

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz expressed her frustrations on Friday of the response to relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Continue reading

28Sep/17

Scientists complete 8-month isolation mission simulating life on Mars

A team of scientists have finally returned to civilization after completing a NASA-funded isolation experiment to simulate life on Mars. Continue reading

27Sep/17

NASA gives sneak peek of ‘mission to touch the sun’

LAUREL, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists unveiled the Parker Solar Probe at a laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, on Monday (September 25), where the spacecraft is being prepared to make an unprecedented plunge into the sun’s atmosphere. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Smoke billowing Bali volcano send tremors amid imminent eruption

KARANGASEM, BALI, INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Moung Agung, a volcano on the highest alert level, spurs smoke and ash as tremors continue to rock the Indonesian island.
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26Sep/17

BHP, world’s largest miner, says 2017 is ‘tipping point’ for electric cars

SINGAPORE (SEPTEMBER 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – This year looks set to be the “tipping point” for electric cars, Arnoud Balhuizen, chief commercial officer at BHP, said on Tuesday (September 26), adding that the impact for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.
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