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Unmanned, Solar-powered US Space Plane Back After 908 Days

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. — An unmanned U.S. military space plane landed early Saturday after spending a record 908 days in orbit for its sixth mission and conducting science experiments. The solar-powered vehicle, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Its previous mission lasted 780 days. “Since the X-37B’s first […]

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Researchers Identify More Potential Hydro Energy Storage Sites

SYDNEY — Australian researchers have identified 1,500 additional locations across the country that could be used as pumped storage hydropower facilities. They have said it should reduce Australia’s reliance on fossil fuels. Academics at the Australian National University have said pumped storage hydropower is a “low-cost, mass storage option” that could help Australia reach its […]

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Influencing for Africa: Post-COVID & Beyond – Oxfam International Pan Africa Program Progress Report 2022

Executive summary This Progress Report covers the period 2018 to 2022 – a period of challenges and change for the world, for Africa and for the Pan Africa Program (PAP). During that period the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard. Although Africa experienced fewer deaths and infections than had been anticipated, it spotlighted the shortcomings in the […]

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WHO is on the ground as climate-driven health emergency in the Greater Horn of Africa threatens 47 million lives

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. It is estimated that environmental factors take the lives of around 13 million people every year. Global warming is influencing weather patterns, causing heat waves, heavy rainfall and droughts. The Greater Horn of Africa is facing an unprecedented, acute hunger and health crisis driven by […]