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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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More than one thousand locations in the UK are still breaching air pollution limits.That’s according to Friends of the Earth, which shows 1,360 sites across England exceeded the annual air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide levels.The research attributes the leading cause of nitrogen dioxide pollution to emissions from road traffic.Although the recent data shows an improvement compared to last year’s report, which found 1,591 British locations breaching limits, there is still a staggering number of locations exceeding the limits with some places showing levels of exposure which reach up to 144% above the annual average air target.The ten areas with...

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