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Smart tech propels Germany’s switch to renewables

Digitalization is spurring on Germany’s switch to renewables and away from nuclear. Power-generating homes, smart grids and new forms of clean energy storage are enabling Germans to go even greener. At first glance, it looks...

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UK makes solar power leap with first subsidy-free farm

This summer was the “cleanest ever” in terms of the UK’s energy consumption. That’s more good news for British supporters of renewable energy on the day the country’s first subsidy-free solar farm opens. The UK’s...

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How Mongolia’s nomads are adapting to climate change

Harsh winters and dry summers are threatening the livelihoods of Mongolia’s nomadic herders. Some are banding together to safeguard their herds – and communities – from the extreme conditions. For centuries, nomadic families have driven...

Coal versus Kiwis – New Zealand struggles to balance business and environment

In New Zealand, a century of coal mining tradition is clashing with efforts to protect pristine nature, and unique animals and plants. Hidden deep underground, below a wild frontier of native forest and jagged cliffs...

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Personal computing today was ‘unimaginable 20 years ago’

It’s no joke, April 1 is a big day in computing history. In 1972 Intel released its 8008 microprocessor and four years later we had Apple Computer*. But Brian Kernighan says we still don’t understand...

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Why did the toad cross the road?

Warmer spring-like temperatures have kicked off this year’s toad migration. But as toads are crossing roads, many end up dead before they can reach their spawning grounds. A group in Bonn is helping them survive....

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Irish cow burps counteract fossil fuel divestment

Although the Emerald Isle has become the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels, agriculture there remains carbon-intensive. As Ireland hosts the IPCC, activists ask: How can the country become greener? Rolling...

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How green is your internet?

The massive servers required to process your tweets and videos are set to cause more carbon emissions than aviation. This week, Google pledged to power all its servers from renewables. Believe it or not, when...

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Sugar-free products stop us getting slimmer

Many people believe that synthetic sweeteners will help them lose weight. But it turns out that one common substitute for sugar actually blocks the function of an enzyme that is essential for preventing obesity. For...

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Zebrafish protein gives hope for spinal cord repair

The zebrafish is known for its spectacular abilities to regenerate, including being able to repair its own spinal cord. Scientists are looking at one protein in particular that could help reverse paralysis in humans. The...

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Supercomputer builds profile to hone in on dark matter particles

Scientists have long puzzled over what dark matter, thought to account for 85 percent of the mass of the universe, is made of. With the help of a German supercomputer, they might just be a...

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What is osteoporosis?

When healthy bones break, a cast, surgical screws or nails and a bit of rest usually do the trick. But when a patient has osteoporosis, fractures are more risky, as the bones have become brittle...