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Japanese engineers are hoping to build wind turbines that can withstand the world’s worst typhoons, generating power even in the midst of a natural disaster. Mariel Robedizo Engranes was 15 when Typhoon Haiyan hit. She was living in her hometown of Dolores, Eastern Samar, in eastern Philippines. The country regularly experiences typhoons but Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, was extraordinary. It arrived on 8 November 2013, and it was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded. “Before 6am, I heard my mum shouting and screaming,” Engranes remembers of the morning that Yolanda struck. “I noticed...

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Bentley motors has announced this week that it will be taking a more sustainable approach to manufacturing. The luxury car firm is celebrating its centenary year by ensuring that 100% of the electricity used in its factory headquarters in Crewe, is solar or green energy approved. By installing 10,000 solar panels that generate 2.7 Megawatts of power, Bentley are aiming to reduce their levels of CO2 by 3,300 tonnes per year. The new installation announced on 1st May is a significant investment for the car firm, covering 1,378 car parking spaces, or the equivalent to spanning across two football pitches....

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