Could diesel made from air help tackle climate change?

Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction. But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this – capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and finding ways to sell it. German company Sunfire produced its first batches of so-called e-diesel in April. Federal Minis...
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HS2 plans require ‘huge number’ of weekend line closures

Construction of Britain’s second high-speed rail link will lead to the closure of several lines for up to 183 weekends and Euston station for 19 weekends, campaigners have said. Figures from HS2 Ltd, the public body responsible for developing and promoting the plans for a new London-to-Birmingham line,...
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London safer lorry scheme in force after cyclist deaths

A ban on “unsafe lorries” in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force. Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) must now be fitted with side guards to prevent cyclists being dragged underneath. HGVs must also be fitted with a certain type of mirror to give drivers a...
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Edinburgh Trams lost almost £450,000 in 2014

Edinburgh Trams lost almost £450,000 in 2014 – less than expected due to higher than predicted passenger numbers. Three million people used the trams, following the launch of the service at the end of May 2014. Bosses estimate it will take three years for the trams to make a profit.Meanwhile, Loth...
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