Category Archives: Science

Spain wants to retake lead in renewable energy

A former global champion of renewable energy, Spain wants to make up the ground it lost during the economic crisis when it reversed its policy slashing subsidies & decimating the…

As garbage mountains rise, Indonesian capital faces waste crisis

Sifting through a mountain of garbage with her bare hands, a thick cloth wrapped around her face to keep out the stench, Patimah recalled her early days scavenging at a…

Tim Peake to be launched from the cradle of manned space flight

Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world's oldest & largest space launch facility, is a sprawling collection of hangars, gantries, pylons & railway tracks covering an area the size of a small country….

Peake's Mission: Rocket Rolls To Launch Pad

The Soyuz spacecraft that will take British astronaut Tim Peake into space has been rolled out to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The rocket, which is…

Factbox – World reacts to new climate accord

(Reuters) – From business leaders to politicians, world figures reacted on Saturday to news that climate negotiators in Paris had approved a breakthrough accord that will for the first time…

Analysis – A la carte action on climate change

By Bruce Wallace PARIS (Reuters) – At the end of bargaining, when the last bracketed differences in diplomatic language were [resolved] [dropped] [glossed over], the global climate accord that emerged…

Joyful ministers seal landmark Paris Agreement to stop global warming

Cheering envoys from 195 nations approved Saturday a historic accord in Paris to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can avert catastrophic climate alter & usher in an energy…

Tears, cheers and selfies as climate pact sealed in Paris

They erupted into cheers, broke into tears, took selfies & quoted tremendous figures of history after the gavel came down in Paris on Saturday, launching the quest to save mankind…

Climate deal a diplomatic coup for France

A 195-nation wrangle that ended Saturday with a historic Paris pact to curb global warming had to be the anti-Copenhagen: as flawlessly organised as the 2009 summit was chaotic, as…

Obama says world has 'met the moment' with climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the newly passed international climate agreement that he said "offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we…