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Infrastructure

Grenoble bans street ads, to replace billboards with trees
The French city of Grenoble will become the first in Europe to remove all commercial advertising from its streets, with the city’s Green mayor promising to replace the signs and billboards with trees and community noticeboards.

24.11.2014 14:12

​Radioactive leak as fire strikes Scottish nuclear plant
A fire at a Scottish nuclear power plant has caused the release of radioactive particles “via an unauthorized route.” Site officials insist the leak poses no threat to the public.

21.11.2014 11:44

​Dump ‘n’ ride: Poo-powered, eco-friendly bus hits UK streets
Britain’s first poo-powered bus has done the business - making its maiden journey through the west of England. The bus service, which will run between Bristol and Bath, is completely powered by treated sewage and food waste.

20.11.2014 13:51

'Bomber Beeching': Undo vandalism & get Britain back on track
When the 50th anniversary of Britain’s ‘Beeching Report’ passed recently, magazines TV and radio all marked the occasion with retrospectives on the man who took a hatchet to half the 4,000-odd stations and 6,000 miles of Britain’s railways.

14.11.2014 12:40

Russia-China APEC deals reflect ‘natural synergy’
Russia’s colossal economic shift toward Asia in energy, finance, and infrastructure deepened at this year’s APEC summit in Beijing with 17 major bi-lateral business deals with China. The strategic alliance could crowd out other global players.

11.11.2014 11:57

​Marco Polo in reverse: China pledges $40bn for new Silk Road
Beijing says it will spend $40 billion to revive the historic Silk Road and connect China with Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe - but this time, China will be the global power flexing its economic muscles.

08.11.2014 14:25

‘Water not for sale’: Ireland stands up against water tax, tens of thousands march in protest
Ireland is facing a massive flow of protests against the new water tax, with tens of thousands of people joining in rallies across the country on Saturday. Outraged protesters say they’ve had enough of EU austerity measures since the economic crisis.

02.11.2014 01:09

China to invest £105bn in UK infrastructure by 2025
China will boost ageing UK infrastructure by investing £105bn into several energy, real estate and transport projects by 2025, according to a report published on Monday by law firm Pinsent Masons.

27.10.2014 13:42

​Art of destruction: Controlled demolition captured on cam (VIDEOS)
While construction of a building might take years and be boring to watch, the demolitions are a spectacular sight. Building implosions have proven to be so popular, they often get turned into a show or go viral on the internet.

26.10.2014 20:51

‘Palestinians skeptical about promised financial aid’
Many Palestinians are skeptical about the $5.4 billion aid pledged for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, as they understand that conditions might be set for them to get the money, Hani al-Bassous from the Islamic University of Gaza told RT.

13.10.2014 07:41

Seattle to fine residents, businesses for wasting too much food
Seattle wants its residents to compost food scraps so much the city will begin fining homes, apartment buildings and businesses that throw away too much food mixed with their garbage, according to new rules passed by the city council.

25.09.2014 00:01

No nuclear waste: Fuel of future produced at Russia's high-tech underground plant
Russia’s ‘Breakthrough’ energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world’s only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors.

17.09.2014 04:37