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Cheaper, Changing and Crucial: The Rise of Solar Power

Cheaper, Changing and Crucial: The Rise of Solar Power

Generating power from sunlight bouncing off the ground, working at night, even helping to grow strawberries: solar panel technology is evolving fast as costs plummet for a key segment of the world's energy transition. The International Energy Agency says solar will have to scale up significantly

Scarring for Life: Traditional Practice Fades in Sudan

Scarring for Life: Traditional Practice Fades in Sudan

Kholoud Massaed of the Hadaria tribe in Sudan vividly recalls the day her face was scarred with a sharp blade, an ancient practice that was once common. Now in her 80s, she still carries on each cheek the three lesion lines that have since darkened over time. "They took me to a man who was kno

Salt of the Earth: Israeli Artist’s Dead Sea Sculptures

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau wades into the warm, briny waters of the Dead Sea to inspect her latest creations -- everyday objects coated in salt crystals that glisten in the bright morning sun. The lowest point on Earth is also Landau's studio where she submerges objects -- from a ballet dress

Saudi Artists Take Part in Jordan’s Fuheis Festival

Saudi Artists Take Part in Jordan’s Fuheis Festival

The Jordanian city of Fuheis (13 km from Amman) is famed for its churches, orchards, olive fields, and vineyards, inspiring artists from around the region.

Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious Diseases

Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious Diseases

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and f

Efforts to Feed Beluga Whale in France's Seine Fail So Far

Efforts to Feed Beluga Whale in France's Seine Fail So Far

Efforts to feed a dangerously thin Beluga whale that has strayed into the Seine River in France have failed so far and experts are now trying to get the whale out of the river lock where it is stuck, environmentalists said Monday. The marine conservation group Sea Shepherd France tweeted Monday t

Gold Compartment at Luxor’s Habu Temple Regains Luster

Gold Compartment at Luxor’s Habu Temple Regains Luster

Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities completed the restoration of the gold compartment at Habu Temple on the western bank of Luxor Governorate.

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