Ars Technica
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Enlarge / Venus, as seen by the Akatsuki spacecraft, displaying the bow-shaped feature. Lighter colors reflect higher light emissions; the white regions are about 233 Kelvin. (credit: ©Planet-C) The Akatsuki spacecraft arrived in orbit of Venus in December 2015, and it quickly captured a very strange feature: an atmospheric disturbance in the shape of a bow. The feature is enormous, stretching from the planet’s north pole to its south (10,000 kilometers, or 6,200 miles in total), and it's visible in both infrared and (dimly) ultraviolet light. Images from this mission were recently released, and researchers have had the chance to review them and do some science. They’ve concluded that the mysterious structure is probably a gravity wave, caused by mountains on the surface and propagating up into the atmosphere. It’s “the only reasonable interpretation,” according to a new paper on the feature.
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Petrol variants include a 2.0-litre 248bhp 530i and a 335bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder model. Both models are expected to have a faster throttle response over the diesel 5-Series models, but will ultimately be less fuel efficient and generate more CO2 emissions. Mercedes offers a limited range of petrol motors, including the plug-in hybrid E350e and AMG-fettled E43 and E63 super saloons. BMW is expected to announce its own high-performance variant of the 5-Series, possibly a new M5 which could feature its X-drive all-wheel drive system. Prices The cheapest model available is the E200d at £34,065, which is around £2,000 less than BMW's base-model 520d. The E200d is also more frugal, making it the pick of the pair for those looking for a cheap to run motorway cruiser. 5-Series petrol models start at £40,120 for the 530i, while the equivalent Mercedes is the plug-in hybrid E350e, which starts at £44,260.
Sputnik International
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South China Morning Post
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Annual carbon emissions could be slashed from around six tonnes per person to between 3.3 and 3.8 tonnes by 2030, according to the governments latest climate change action plan. But a think tank and green group believe the plan lacks hard targets for renewables and the ambition to phase out coal in the fuel mix. The target, which will translate to an absolute carbon emission reduction of 26 to 36 per cent and reduction of 65 to 70 per cent in carbon emissions per GDP from 2005, will use...
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And near Professor Haigh's office, here is something to interest a president seeking jobs in energy. This equipment is being developed to capture the emissions from a coal-fired power stations. It is part of a global revolution in clean technology. Will President Trump want America to miss out on that? Look at China investing $360 billion into clean energy like here on the Qinghai plateau.
BBC News 24
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His mandate rests on that most controversial of policies. Build the wall. Christian Fraser. Another big issue facing the Trump administration is climate change. There was alarm when he threatened to pull out of the recently agreed global climate treaty and kill President Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the USA. Our environment analyst Roger Harrabin assesses what he may do, and how others are already moving to block him.
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The seats are comfortable too, and only a slightly high steering wheel detracts from the well-considered driving position. • Audi A5 Coupe 2.0 TDI Sport review The doors at the back mean it's easier for passengers to get in, but there's still not a huge amount of headroom or legroom, especially for taller adults. There's enough space for kids, and the 480-litre boot gives the Sportback a practical side – but if it’s versatility you’re after then an A4 Avant will tick more boxes. Image 6 of 14 Image 6 of 14 Audi's excellent Virtual Cockpit system is available in place of the conventional analogue dials, displaying sat-nav and other data right in front of you. There's loads of kit on S Line models like the one we tested, although be aware that the larger 18-inch wheels do nudge CO2 emissions skywards - a crucial consideration for company car buyers.
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Boris tried to shelve it. Cutting down on the monitoring state and things like that. Sadiq is supporting action against the government. He is seeking an ultralow emissions zone. He has got buses in low emissions zones which is benefiting Camberwell. I want to see Elephant and Castle included in that.
ITV
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Neil, on air pollution, Sadiq Khan is trying to shame the government into bankrolling a diesel scrappage scheme so he can introduce his ultra low emissions zone. That is a form of blackmail, isn't it? For one thing, I think the Conservatives need to stop opposing when you have a Mayor of London with the huge public support to take action on this important issue.
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NFU Scotland welcoming the Minister's pragmatic approach. My message to Scotland's farmers is clear, what is good for the planet is good for your pocket and we will support you to cut your missions and costs. The Conservatives accused the minister of not fully costing the plan, but gave it their backing. The announcement today of the intention to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032 against the 1990 baseline, is a transformational step forward.
BBC One Scotland
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BBC One Scotland
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For other people, three adults and a baby, also died in that crash. Those members of the family come from Manchester. Press have already been said for the couple from Newlands. Thoughts very much with them tonight. Environmental groups say Scotland's draft climate change plan is too much of a "techno fix" with not enough focus on changing behaviour. The environment secretary has laid out a series of proposals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 66% by 2032.
Voice Of America
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S.-Mexico border, and actions to limit the entry of asylum-seekers from Latin America. ‘Extreme vettingAdvisers to Trump expect him to put restrictions on people entering the United States from certain countries until a system for "extreme vetting" for Islamic extremists can be set up. During his campaign for the presidency, Trump had proposed banning non-American Muslims from entering the United States but his executive order regarding immigration is expected to be based on nationality rather than religion. Another proposed executive order would require all Cabinet departments to disclose current work being done in connection with Obama's initiatives to curb carbon emissions to combat climate change and halt the work until further directed. Trump is expected to extend prohibitions on future lobbying imposed on members of his transition team in his first days in office.
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A CRACKDOWN on drivers that could lead to bans on "gas guzzlers" and an office parking tax is to be launched by the SNP.
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EVO Reviews
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MPG and running costs The benefit of the smaller engine, says Peugeot, is reduced CO2 emissions and fuel consumption and as a result Peugeot claims 47mpg on the combined cycle. On paper this makes the 308 GTi a class leader in terms of efficiency, with Peugeot claiming a potential 47mpg on the combined cycle. It’s an impressive figure, particularly when you consider that some of the smaller less powerful hot hatches, Ford Fiesta ST included, actually manage less. However, by using the 308 GTi for what it was designed for, and driving it with any verve, will see that mpg figure plummet. We achieved closer to 30mpg during our tests. Running costs are mainly going to consist of front tyres. The ease with which you can make the wheels spin means the tyres dont last very long. Sadly the 235/35 Michelin Pilot Super Sports arent cheap and a pair will likely set you back around £450.
BBC One Scotland
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Conservatives accused the minister of not fully costing the plan, but gave it their backing. The announcement today of the intention to reduce emissions by 66% by 2032 against the 1990 baseline, is a transformational step forward.