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Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara'

Large-scale wind, solar power, 'could green the Sahara'

Installing huge numbers of solar panels and wind turbines in the Sahara desert would have a major impact on rainfall, vegetation and temperatures, researchers say.


Syria war: US 'has seen evidence' chemical weapons being prepared

Syria war, use chemical weapons, evidence

The new US envoy for Syria has said there is "lots of evidence" that Syrian government forces are preparing to use chemical weapons in Idlib.


Theranos: Scandal hit blood-testing firm to shut

Theranos, scandal hit blood-testing firm, shut

Scandal-hit US blood-testing start-up Theranos is to formally dissolve, the firm's chief executive David Taylor has told shareholders in an email.


Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK

UK, heatwave, 2018, hottest summer

2018 was the joint hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole, and the hottest ever for England,


UN treaty would protect high seas from over exploitation

UN treaty, exploitation, protect high seas

The first significant steps towards legally protecting the high seas are to take place at the UN in New York.


Pests to eat more crops in warmer world

Warmer world, pests, eat more crops

Insects will be at the heart of worldwide crop losses as the climate warms up, predicts a US study.


Judge rules Utah woman legally married to deceased partner

Judge rules Utah, woman legally married to deceased partner

A Utah state judge has declared a 74-year-old woman and her long-term lesbian partner legally married, three months after her wife died.


Why a village in New Zealand is trying to ban all cats

A small village of New Zealand, protect native wildlife, ban all domestic cats

A small village on the southern coast of New Zealand is planning to implement a radical plan to protect its native wildlife: ban all domestic cats.


Toyota to invest $500m in Uber in driverless car deal

Toyota, invest in Uber, driverless car deal

Japanese carmaker Toyota is to invest $500m (£387m) in Uber and expand a partnership to jointly develop self-driving cars.


No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

A healthy glass of wine, no alcohol safe to drink

Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day. A large new global study published in the Lancet has confirmed previous research which has shown that there is [ … ]


Unpicking the cyber-crime economy

Turning virtual cash into real money, successful cyber-criminals, laundering the money

Turning virtual cash into real money without being caught is a big problem for successful cyber-criminals.


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