Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Policies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws that could actually damage attempts to avert dangerous levels of global warming in the future. That is the stark view of one of Britain’s chief climate experts, Professor John Beddington, who has warned that relying on the cutting down and burning of trees as a replacement for the use of fossil fuels could rebound dangerously.

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Vandals smash beehives, killing 500,000 bees

Vandals smash beehives, killing 500,000 bees

Bees are rapidly disappearing around the U.S., and that could be potentially devastating, because bees are essential to the production of many major food.

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Dozens Of 130 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs Found In China

Dozens Of 130 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs Found In China

Construction workers made a beautiful discovery on Christmas Day in Ganzhou, China when uncovered a nest full of dinosaur eggs. Ganzhou city is known as the 'city where dinosaurs were born' and according to local media. Archaeologists have dated the eggs at around 130 million years old. The eggs were like Christmas present from the past discovered on December 25. The construction workers were working on a construction of a secondary school when they saw a group of oval-shaped rocks on the ground where they were using explosives.

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British Polar explorer Ben Saunders echoes Shackleton as he abandons quest to cross South Pole unassisted 

British Polar explorer Ben Saunders echoes Shackleton as he abandons quest to cross South Pole unassisted 

The British Polar explorer Ben Saunders gave up his quest to cross the South Pole echoing Sir Ernest Shackleton’s words that it was better to return home as a ‘live donkey’ than a ‘dead lion’. Mr Saunders, 40, was forced to abandon his mission to cross Antarctica unassisted after ‘ferocious’ weather conditions left him without enough food to complete his journey.

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More than 40 cars involved in crash on US-31, closing southbound lanes

More than 40 cars involved in crash on US-31, closing southbound lanes

A crash involving more than 40 cars closed southbound US-31 at Colby Street in Whitehall for about two hours Friday afternoon. The accident happened close to Holton Road. Muskegon Township Police Chief Dave Wypa, said, fortunately, there were only three injuries in the wreck. Wypa says all of those hurt were in the same car. They were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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‘It’s shocking, it’s horrendous’: Ellen MacArthur’s fight against plastic

'It's shocking, it's horrendous': Ellen MacArthur's fight against plastic

Trophies from her past glories as a competitive yachtswoman are placed discreetly around the 16th-century building on the Isle of Wight, the base of Dame Ellen MacArthur’soperations today. On a blackboard in one of the meeting rooms, the targets of a different passion are spelled out. From uncovering the scale of plastic pollution in the oceans to targeting the textile waste of the fashion industry, MacArthur, who in 2005 broke the solo record for sailing round the world, is dedicating her life to saving it.

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Whole of England to be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding and illegal waste dumps

Whole of England to be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding and illegal waste dumps

England’s entire landscape will be mapped with lasers to tackle flooding, help conservation work and even track illegal waste dumps, the Environment Agency said. Under plans unveiled by the government agency, aircraft equipped with laser scanners will map all 130,000 sq km of the country in 3D, including rivers, fields and national parks, by 2020.

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