Low oil prices have led to a slowdown the growth of mining industry
2016-08-29 11:45:07

Low oil prices have led to a slowdown the growth of mining industry

The growth of production in the mining industry remain very sluggish. The main reason – low oil prices. This is stated in the report of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). In 2015, growth in the mining industry was only one per cent


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Scotland wind turbines cover all its electricity needs for a day
2016-08-29 11:30:09

Scotland wind turbines cover all its electricity needs for a day

High winds were strong enough to power the equivalent of all of Scotland’s electricity needs for the day, according to environmentalists. The Met Office issued a yellow “be aware” weather warning covering much of the country as wind speeds reached 115mph on the top of the Cairngorms

Global Risk Institute releases new report on climate change and why financial institutions must act
2016-08-23 11:55:17

Global Risk Institute releases new report on climate change and why financial institutions must act

Given the financial service industry’s heavily integrated role in society, it is particularly susceptible to the risks associated with climate change, the study notes. “It must therefore ensure that proper climate change strategies and risk management procedures are in place in order to remain viable

Half of connected cars are at risk of being hijacked by hackers
2016-08-23 11:35:24

Half of connected cars are at risk of being hijacked by hackers

Researchers from cyber security firm IOActive were able to take control of theChrysler Jeep Cherokee from miles away while it was being driven by Wired reporter Andy Greenberg

Solar energy could meet up to 13% of global power needs by 2030
2016-08-22 11:30:18

Solar energy could meet up to 13% of global power needs by 2030

The share of global electricity generated by solar photovoltaics (PV) could increase from 2 per cent today to as much as 13 per cent by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Easing impact of drought on the Panama Canal
2016-08-22 11:15:48

Easing impact of drought on the Panama Canal

In the midst of one of the worst droughts to affect Central America in decades, the expanded Panama Canal is a model for how to adapt to climate change and reduce disaster risk

Reducing risk is key for sustainable urbanization
2016-08-19 12:30:30

Reducing risk is key for sustainable urbanization

Reducing the risks posed by natural and man-made hazards will be critical to keep cities around the globe on a sustainable development track, according to delegates preparing the way for the UN’s Habitat III conference on urbanization