Archive for October 15th, 2016:

Cave art: Etchings hailed as ‘Iberia’s most spectacular’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Horses and goats can be seen in this portion of the 15m-long panel of etchings found in the Armintze cave, Lekeitio, in Biscay province Cave art as much as 14,500 years old has been pronounced “the most spectacular and impressive” ever discovered on the Iberian peninsula. About 50 etchings were

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Energy subsidies should focus on storage and cutting demand, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Energy storage schemes include pumping water uphill and releasing it through turbines when power is needed Subsidies to reduce the risk of blackouts must focus on energy storage schemes and cutting demand instead of “dirty diesel”, MPs have urged. Currently, power providers are paid to ensure electricity is available

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Climate change: ‘Monumental’ deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

Image caption US Secretary of State John Kerry urged delegates to adopt an ambitious deal More than 150 countries have reached a deal described as “monumental” to phase out gases that are making global warming worse. Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) are widely used in fridges, air conditioning and aerosol sprays. Delegates meeting in Rwanda accepted a complex

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