Tag Archives: Environment

06Nov/17

Headwinds for climate change conference

A UN-led climate conference in Bonn begins this week with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement potentially an awkward sticking point. Laura Frykberg reports. Continue reading

28Oct/17

Spain’s El Pais newspaper rolls off the presses after historic day

Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolls off the presses after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation.

MADRID, SPAIN (Reuters)

Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolled off the presses late Friday (October 27) after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.

The Spanish daily’s front page ran with the headlines of “State Moves to Suffocate Insurrection,” to mark a critical day the country’s four-decade old democracy.

A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama.

23Oct/17

London smog tax means older cars can face $27 per drive

London’s new fee for most cars registered before 2006 is being billed by its mayor as the toughest emissions standard in the world, but some business organisations are crying foul. Katie Gregory reports. Continue reading

19Oct/17

India cracks down on air pollution as Diwali begins

The Indian government orders diesel generators and a power plant in Delhi to be shut down as air quality in the capital deteriorates ahead of the Hindu festival of lights, when a night of firecrackers sends pollution levels rocketing. Samantha Vadas reports. Continue reading

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