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(Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.









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2015-07-03 15:43:43
A plane which is attempting to complete the first ever round-the-world solar powered flight lands in Hawaii. The plane took off from Nagoya in Japan on 29 June, meaning the flight has broken the record for the longest non-stop solo journey in history. The previous record was 72 hours; pilot André Borschberg lands after having been in the air for just under 118 hours
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2015-07-03 12:41:00
Veteran pilot tested to the limit of endurance on record-breaking solar-powered flight across the Pacific, on the seventh leg of round-the-world journeyA solar plane attempting the world’s first flight around the globe has landed in Hawaii, after breaking the record for the longest non-stop solo flight in history
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2015-07-03 11:01:50
Thursday, June 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Solar Impulse damaged as it sits on the ground waiting for better conditions to continue round-the-world attempt using only the sun’s rays for powerA solar-powered plane forced to land in Japan will be stuck on the ground for at least a week after wind gusts damaged its wing.Solar Impulse 2 had been headed from China to Hawaii when its team decided to divert to Nagoya, Japan, because of bad weather ahead
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2015-06-04 02:01:15
Thursday, May 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Transition away from fossil fuels is underway, but without assessing demands on land and water resources we put the future health of our planet at riskAs the world moves towards renewable sources of energy, it faces an accompanying challenge: water scarcity. The intensive water use in the coal, oil, gas and nuclear industries is well-documented, but if we want to encourage a faster transition to renewables we must also contemplate the water use of the alternatives
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2015-05-28 06:07:57
Monday, April 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Honduras is the deadliest place for environmental activists with scores of Hondurans killed defending land rights and the environment from mining, dam projects and logging, a campaign group said on Monday.






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2015-04-20 03:04:20
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
MEPs on the European Parliament’s environment committee voted today (14 April) to approve a new regime for European Union biofuel targets that will limit the use of biofuel that displaces food crops or causes indirect land use change (ILUC).
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2015-04-14 06:16:34
Monday, April 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Plans have been revealed for a wind turbine – the height of three double decker buses – to be built on land already earmarked for a massive solar park.
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2015-04-13 02:35:34
Sunday, April 12th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A SPANISH company is seeking permission to construct Craven's first solar farm on land at Lund Farm, Westhouse, near Ingleton.
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2015-04-12 04:11:12
Saturday, April 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The Union minister of state for power, Piyush Goyal, said the state government has agreed to provide 800 bigha land to set up a solar power facility in agreement with the Centre’s thrust on harnessing renewable energy.
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2015-04-11 01:41:33
Friday, April 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
MORE than 900 homes could be supplied with electricity as a result of investing in solar development on county council owned land, councillors have heard.
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2015-04-10 03:08:23
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A device 61m high built on land where wind turbines could be installed is putting birds – and aircraft – at risk.
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2015-04-08 20:59:44
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
A new energy center that combines natural gas and solar power will be built on private land near Waterflow in order to offset power needs in the Four Corners when a coal-fueled power plant is eventually retired.
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2015-04-07 14:41:43
Saturday, April 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Chandigarh, Apr 4 (PTI) Haryana government today said it has identified about 2,000 acres of panchayat land in the state having potential of installation of solar power plants of 200 Mw capacity.
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2015-04-04 09:40:58
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study today (April 2, 2015) that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto 7 million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands
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2015-04-02 10:48:57