Archive for January 8th, 2017:

Germany ‘pollution spike’ follows New Year’s Eve fireworks

Image copyright AFP Image caption An aerial photograph shows fireworks exploding over Munich during the weekend’s New Year’s Eve celebrations New Year’s Eve fireworks contributed to dangerously high levels of pollution in several German cities, official figures suggest. In Munich, particulate levels briefly reached 26 times the EU-recommended daily limit of 50 micrograms of particulates

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India’s double first in climate battle

Image caption The Tuticorin zero-emissions plant to make soda ash Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. A £3m industrial plant is capturing the CO2 emissions from a coal boiler and using the CO2 to make valuable chemicals. It is a world first. And just 100km away

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London visitors’ last chance to see Dippy ahead of tour

Media captionDippy is to be replaced by the skeleton of a whale A museum’s famous 112-year-old dinosaur is set to leave London for a national tour. Dippy the diplodocus, a 70ft long (21.3m) plaster-cast sauropod replica made up of 292 bones, is set to leave the Natural History Museum in Kensington later this year. A

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