Britain’s dwindling fleet of coal plants still includes the Aberthaw B coal plant in South Wales, the West Burton A and Ratcliffe-on-Soar plants in Nottinghamshire, the Kilroot coal plant in Northern Ireland and two generation units at the Drax site in Yorkshire, which are earmarked for conversion to burn gas. … [Read more...] about Fiddler’s Ferry: SSE closes last coal-power station after 50 years
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This is an acid test for Dr Stone. Although some might argue the particle data is evidence of Voyager being outside the Solar System, the project leader believes the probe cannot truly be said to be beyond the Sun's domain until it has also escaped our star's magnetic influence. … [Read more...] about Voyager surfs Solar System’s edge
A couple of months ago, economists would have criticized China for boosting its coal-burning activities. The Asian nation has a long record of mining and burning roughly half of the global supply of what's considered to be the dirtiest fossil fuel on this planet. … [Read more...] about China manufacturing rebound provides sign of post-coronavirus hope
The judo competition will be held at the Nippon Budokan, perhaps best known around the world as the venue for a series of concerts by the Beatles in 1966; the archery and equestrian events will take place on Yumenoshima (which translates as "dream island"), an artificial island built using waste landfill in the 1950s to deal with Tokyo's rubbish problem. Some of the football matches will be played in Miyagi, one of the three prefectures in the country's north-east, whose coastlines were devastated by the March 2011 tsunami. … [Read more...] about Tokyo is inspired by London in its bid for 2020 Olympic glory
Pluto was the last world to join the club of planets in our Solar System. In 1930, it appeared as a slow-moving speck in a series of telescope photographs. Over time, instruments have grown in power and scientists have learned more. But even when viewed through the Hubble Space Telescope, which has resolved distant galaxies, details of this icy outcast have been scant. … [Read more...] about What will Pluto mission discover?