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Bird charity warns of harm from new wind farm

Bird charity warns of harm from new wind farm

Science
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Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mud

Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mud

Science
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Franklin urges unitholders to back trustees’ decision to wind up six schemes

Franklin urges unitholders to back trustees’ decision to wind up six schemes

Finance
Mumbai: Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has urged unitholders to vote in favour of the trustees’ decision to wind up the six debt schemes. This comes in after the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the fund house should seek unitholders’ consent to close these schemes. “We seek your consent for the orderly winding up and believe this will result in the best possible outcomes for unitholders under the current circumstances,” said Sanjay Sapre, President, Franklin Templeton Asset Management in the letter. “In normal market conditions, the opportunity to liquidate assets at fair value will increase with time.” The fund house had proposed to shut six debt schemes handling ₹26,000 crore of investor money on April 23 as it was struggling to handle redemption pressure due to illiquid securities ...
Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee

Wind fans wildfire in California canyons, residents flee

Technology
Powerful winds have pushed flames through Southern California canyons as an out-of-control wildfire burns near homes, forcing residents to fleeBy CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated PressDecember 3, 2020, 9:57 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLOS ANGELES -- Powerful gusts pushed flames from a wildfire through Southern California canyons on Thursday, one of several blazes that burned near homes and forced residents to flee amid elevated fire risk for most of the region that prompted utilities to cut off power to hundreds of thousands.The biggest blaze began late Wednesday as a house fire in Orange County's Silverado Canyon, where gusts topped 70 mph (113 kph).“When crews arrived it was a fully engulfed house and the winds were extremely strong and they pushed flames...
Unmanned boats and drones could repair offshore wind farms and clean up the sea

Unmanned boats and drones could repair offshore wind farms and clean up the sea

Technology
Autonomous drones and unmanned boats could be used to maintain the UK's offshore wind farms in the next five years, experts have told Sky News.A team of scientists from the University of Bristol and French-based engineering and science firm Thales are testing technology that will eventually remove the need for humans to carry out the dangerous role. The process involves AI (artificial intelligence) boats carrying autonomous drones out to wind turbines at sea, before they take off and land on turbine blades and carry out repairs.Tom Richardson, from the University of Bristol who is leading the team, said: "The number of turbines we have is almost growing exponentially. Image: A drone is pictured being tested "There's a large number out...