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Climate change is happening — but it’s not game-over yet

Global warming isn’t just an environmental problem — it will affect every aspect of human life. Our response has to be just a wide-reaching — and experts say people power can still save the planet....

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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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Greek gold mine controversy: Investment in the future, or environmental disaster?

Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing. “Louder!” someone shouts...

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Africa is rich in diamonds but still poor

For months now, Africa’s rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned. Last week Tanzanian...

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Solar power helps transform LA gang members

A former prison inmate and gang member is among hundreds in Los Angeles to find a place in the sun – and a second chance – via a solar industry re-entry program. During his stretch...

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Is child labor the price for e-cars?

Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines. Young men, armed with only...

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From brain drain to brain regain. Road blocks for two African scientists

Facts on brain drain are either hard to find or old. But one thing remains clear: those who can travel will do so to expand their professional horizons. The question is whether they return and...

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Germany tightens takeover rules to shield ‘critical’ businesses

Foreign investors, especially from China, are keen on German know-how – even in sensitive areas. The German government is now seeking powers stop such takeovers to protect strategic industries. The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel...

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...