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Hydrogen-powered trains are coming to Germany in 2021
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 9:10 PM

As the shift from diesel engines to clean energy continues, German and French engineering company Alstom have signed a deal that will see the latter building a series of hydrogen-powered trains that will go into service starting in 2021.

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Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 9:03 PM

What would life on the planet look like under 3-degree warming? We travel to one location on each of the Earth’s continents to explore the impacts of climate change – and find out what communities are doing in response.

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German Greens reveal coal phase-out red line for joining government
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:59 PM

The Green Party will only join a coalition promising to close at least 7GW of coal power capacity by 2020, its lawmakers say, as Germany likely faces another election.

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Fracking firm wins extension to ‘draconian’ protest injunction
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:59 PM

High court extends wide-ranging injunction sought by Ineos which prohibits campaigners from interfering unlawfully with their operations.

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Here is the weather forecast for 2050
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:57 PM

Met Éireann’s head of forecasting Gerald Fleming uses detailed analysis to predict Irish weather patterns.

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Anyone for crickets? Finnish bakery sells bread made from insects
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:55 PM

Fazer in Helsinki claims to be first store in world to offer insect bread, which contains about 70 crickets ground up into flour.

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Could octopus DNA reveal the secrets of west Antarctica’s ice sheet collapse?
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:52 PM

Understanding what happened to the ice sheet will be key to knowing what the future holds for global sea levels.

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Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:51 PM

The fatty acids released in cooking may help form clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.

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Meadows beat out shrubs when it comes to storing carbon
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:49 PM

While the world focuses on controlling global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, less attention has been paid to the capacity of vegetation and soils to take up and store carbon.

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Indonesian startup wages war on plastic with edible seaweed cups
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:47 PM

Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away – they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavors from peppermint to green tea.

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No joke: China government warns northern cities to get serious in war on smog
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:45 PM

Some northern Chinese cities failed to improve air quality by much last month, hitting the smog-prone region’s overall results in a drive against pollution, the government said as it warned provincial officials to comply with stringent steps to clear the skies.

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Global firms accused of importing timber linked to Amazon massacre
Thursday November 23rd 2017, 8:43 PM

More than a dozen US and European companies have been importing timber from a Brazilian logging firm whose owner is implicated in one of the most brutal Amazonian massacres in recent memory, according to a Greenpeace Brazil investigation.

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