Archive for February 28th, 2017:

UK ‘must insulate 25 million homes’

Media captionSpraybot goes under floorboards to insulate homes More than one home every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK between now and 2050, experts say. A report to Parliament says 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required by mid-century. The UK needs to cut carbon emissions by 80%

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Fears for environment as automatic legal ‘cost cap’ scrapped

Image copyright PA New rules have come into force which could dramatically reduce the ability of individuals and non-governmental organisations to bring legal challenges to protect the environment. The government is scrapping automatic “cost caps” which limit the costs of losing such a challenge. Opponents claim the changes will make it “impossible” to “hold the

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SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Moon mission is planned for 2018, SpaceX says US private rocket company SpaceX has announced that two private citizens have paid to be sent around the Moon. The mission is planned for late 2018, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, adding that the tourists “have already paid a significant deposit”.

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