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Peter Green: Fleetwood Mac co-founder dies aged 73

Peter Green: Fleetwood Mac co-founder dies aged 73

Entertainment
Fleetwood Mac co-founder and influential blues rock guitarist Peter Green has died aged 73.Solicitors acting on behalf of his family said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep."A further statement will be provided in the coming days."Green, from Bethnal Green in east London, formed Fleetwood Mac with drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1967.They came together after Green's stint filling in for Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Green and Fleetwood then convinced John McVie to join the band as bass guitarist, in part by naming the band Fleetwood Mac.He wrote the instantly recognisable instrumental track Albatross, which remains the band's o...
Farmers call for green trade policy to help tackle climate change

Farmers call for green trade policy to help tackle climate change

Technology
The government should be pursuing a green trade policy in the wake of COVID-19 and Brexit, if it is serious about tackling climate change, according to the National Farmers' Union.The union's deputy president Stuart Roberts told Sky News that the green recovery being called for must include trade deals with countries pursuing similar net zero goals. Farmers have pledged to be net zero by 2040 and the UK has said it wants the country as a whole to reach the same target by 2050. Image: Mr Roberts, deputy president of the NFU, at his Hertfordshire farm "The biggest thing for me is what trade deals we end up doing... we still don't know," said Mr Roberts, who is a cattle, sheep and cereal farmer."We have some of the highest standards and ...
Mars: Green glow detected on the Red Planet

Mars: Green glow detected on the Red Planet

Science
Scientists have identified a green light in the atmosphere of Mars.A similar glow is sometimes seen by astronauts on the space station when they look to the Earth's limb.The glow comes from oxygen atoms when they're excited by sunlight.The phenomenon has long been predicted to occur on other planets, but the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) - a joint European-Russian satellite at Mars - is the first to make the observation beyond Earth. "It's a nice result," said Dr Manish Patel from the UK's Open University. "You'd never plan a mission to go look for this kind of thing. Today, we have to be very clear about the science we're going to do before we get to Mars. But having got there, we thought, 'well, let's have a look'. And it worked."To ...
Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

Science
More than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment.They say efforts to repair the economy should support the government's commitment to tackle the climate change crisis.They believe ministers should use the Covid-19 lockdown as a springboard to propel a green economy.The signatories to the letter include Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens and Sky.The proposals outlined by firms such as Mitsubishi, Signify and Yorkshire Water in a letter to the prime minister include: Driving investment in low carbon innovation, infrastructure and industries. Focusing support on sectors that can best support the environment, increase job creation and foster the recove...

Cities find green ways to reduce storm floods

Technology
NEW ORLEANS -- For more than a century, New Orleans has depended on canals and pumps to get rid of stormwater in a city where about half the land is below sea level. Now the bustling Mississippi River port that expanded by filling in wetlands is spending $ 270 million to create spaces for rainwater, such as the water garden planned on a 25-acre site provided by nuns who lived there before Hurricane Katrina. The city is also installing underground holding tanks, porous pavement and other measures to reduce storm flooding and stress on huge pumps built in the 1910s. “We’ve got a scenario for everything,” said Mary Kincaid, the city’s chief resilience officer. Tropical storms can dump amazing amounts of rain, and hurricane season starts June 1. But smalle