Dubai to build world’s largest waste-to-energy plant

Dubai to build world's largest waste-to-energy plant

What do you do when you have too much garbage but not enough energy? Convert one into the other. That’s the thinking behind the waste-to-energy plants that are beginning to pop up around the globe, and now the Government of Dubai has announced plans to build the world’s largest.

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State of the Union: What Trump won’t say about climate change

State of the Union: What Trump won't say about climate change

The state of the climate is not strong. That was the unmistakable takeaway over the last year for scientists who study Earth's atmosphere. They watched as the planet's temperature rose to near-record levels, and as hurricanes and fires caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage. They published research more conclusively linking extreme storms to climate change, and found new evidence suggesting sea levels could rise faster and more dramatically than expected.

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Regulator Wants 80 Percent Clean Energy In Arizona By 2050

Regulator Wants 80 Percent Clean Energy In Arizona By 2050

A state regulator wants the majority of Arizona’s electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2050.On Tuesday, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin released a plan that would give Arizona one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the country: 80 percent by 2050. The state’s current target is 15 percent by 2025.The proposal encourages more battery storage, biomas-related fuels, energy efficiency and new infrastructure for electric vehicles. It also aims to better align Arizona’s renewable energy mix with demand.

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‘Vegans call me murderer and rapist’

'Vegans call me murderer and rapist'

Veganism has been described as the fastest growing lifestyle movement. For some concern about animal welfare leads them to actively campaign against all forms of the meat industry. But are some of those activists taking it too far? "When you're being called murderers and rapists, that is overstepping the mark, for fairly obvious reasons," says Alison Waugh, a trainee farmer in Northumberland. She has received death threats due to her work and told the Victoria Derbyshire programme other farmers are feeling threatened.

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