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Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UK

  • Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UKThe Green Alliance thinktank found more than 450,000 jobs could be created by minimising waste Highly skilled jobs could be created in repairing complex goods such as electronics and machinery. Photograph: Vincent Isore/via ZUMA Press/Rex/Shutterstock

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    Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UK

    Repairing and reusing household goods could create thousands of green jobs across the UKThe Green Alliance thinktank found more than 450,000 jobs could be created by minimising waste Highly skilled jobs could be created in repairing complex goods such as electronics and machinery. Photograph: Vincent Isore/via ZUMA Press/Rex/Shutterstock

  • The Guardian

    Weatherwatch: Cardiff taps into its subterranean heat

    Weatherwatch: Cardiff taps into its subterranean heatPioneering scheme in Welsh capital uses groundwater boreholes to take advantage of urban warmth Shoppers in Cardiff city centre. The Welsh capital has dozens of boreholes about 10 metres deep filled with groundwater. Photograph: Huw Fairclough/Getty Images

  • The Guardian

    Country diary: fill your nose with the cornucopia of July scents

    Country diary: fill your nose with the cornucopia of July scentsWolsingham, Weardale, North Pennines: Smell can be so specific – the fragrance of meadowsweet blossom reminds me of my late aunt Pat Crushed fruits and leaves of sweet cicely (Myrrhis odorata) have a refreshing tang of aniseed. Photograph: Phil Gates

  • PA Media: Science

    Higher air pollution exposure linked to increased dementia risk, study suggests

    Just a small increase in PM2.5 levels over a decade was associated with a 16% higher risk, researchers said.

  • Reuters

    Olympics-Athletics-Another hurdles world record, combined events underway

    Another 400m hurdles world record was swatted aside on Wednesday as Sydney McLaughlin broke her own mark to overhaul compatriot Dalilah Muhammad in another classic one-lap duel in what is turning into one of the great Olympic athletics programmes. A day after Karsten Warholm delivered a stunning world record in the men's event, McLaughlin, 21, finished strongly to clock 51.46 seconds, smashing her own 51.90 set at the U.S. trials. Defending champion Muhammad, who led coming off the final barri

  • AFP

    With drones and bananas, China coaxes wayward elephants home

    First the entire village is shooed indoors, its power supply is cut, and finally bananas and other elephant treats are dumped on the opposite side of town to coax the uninvited guests to pass through.

  • The Independent

    Native activist fighting Line 3 pipeline shares shocking photos of wounds from rubber bullets

    Indigenous nations say the pipeline puts their lands at risk

  • The Independent

    Bear cub rescued from Sierra wildfire escapes Tahoe center

    Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe are asking for the public’s help in locating a bear cub that escaped from an animal rescue center where he was being treated for burns suffered in a Sierra wildfire

  • The Independent

    New deep-sea images show Titanic shipwreck deteriorating

    OceanGate Expeditions has been exploring the wreck with new technology – and seeing worsening decay

  • The Independent

    PG&E says equipment may be tied to fire, touts improvements

    Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have been involved in starting a small wildfire that merged with a massive blaze now threatening homes in the Northern California mountains

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