Can air conditioning make you sick
18 July 2019 | 11:10 am
Air conditioning is responsible for about 10% of worldwide electricity consumption. With so much exposure to AC, it's hard not to wonder if it has any adverse effects.
3 Apr 2022
3 Apr 2022
Amid supermarket food rationing, a truck drivers' strike over petrol prices and rising inflation in Spain, the country's economy minister tells FRANCE 24 that it's "essential" for Madrid to be allowed to take measures to bring electricity prices down. "We're working with the Commission to have an authorisation to decouple our energy market and thus stop this price increase […] It doesn't make sense that Spanish and Portuguese citizens do not benefit from the fact that we have for instance at least 50 percent of our generation from renewables. This is very cheap and clean energy and our citizens should benefit from these low prices," Nadia Calviño explains.
23 May 2022
AC Milan fans celebrate in Piazza Duomo following their side's 3-0 win at Sassuolo to seal a first Serie A title in 11 years.
19 Jul 2022
As climate change exacerbates heat waves, more and more people rely on energy-guzzling air conditioners to keep cool — a vicious cycle. Experts say passive cooling could alleviate some of the pressure.
5 Nov 2022
Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government has firmed up its plans for addressing the energy crisis as the country heads into winter. The plans still need to win the approval of Germany's state leaders.
8 Nov 2022
Russian airstrikes on power plants have left many Ukrainian cities with little or no electricity. Attacks have also knocked out water supplies in several areas. Fighting rages on, with multiple front lines across the country.
7 Dec 2022
Nigeria’s House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Accounts has summoned the Managing Director of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading over the ₦4 trillion debt owed by some international electricity customers since 2018.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria’s President over the failure to reverse what it describes as unlawful and unjust increase in electricity tariff.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced this week to cancel a trip to Davos by an escalating energy crisis that is inflicting rolling blackouts on the continent’s most developed economy.
From the depths of the Pacific Ocean comes an innovation in air conditioning that's good for the planet and saves money. Located just 200 metres from the ocean, the hospital in Papeete, on the French island of Tahiti, is using seawater to cool its facilities. The switch to this new system has decreased the hospital's energy consumption by 90 percent.
Just two points separate Inter (40) and AC Milan (38) in 2nd and third respectively, making it a game with all to play for despite Napoli running away with the title. Ayomide Sotubo and sports analyst Adetomiwa Banjo take a look at the games this weekend on The Nutmeg.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national "state of disaster" over the country's rolling power shortages. Energy provider Eskom says its ageing coal-fired power plants cannot keep up with demand and it's been imposing scheduled cuts. The blackouts are weighing on business activity and South Africa's economic growth.
Viral videos of “electrically charged” rocks discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo show stones allegedly capable of lighting a bulb or producing sparks. Our team spoke to several geologists to find out more about what internet users called “real life Wakanda" -- a reference to the Marvel Universe’s Black Panther movies where the country is powered by metal ores with electrical properties. We take a closer look in this episode of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl
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At COP28 in Dubai, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for a phase out of fossil fuels, the US announced $3 billion in new climate funding and France pushed for nuclear energy as a way to reduce emissions.
26 mins ago
South Korea has been ramping up its surveillance capabilities in order to gain a strategic edge over North Korea. The move comes after North Korea launched a satellite of its own in violation of UN resolutions.
1 hour ago
Early drafts of the COP28 agreement refer to the "phasedown/out" of fossil fuels, which are responsible for most climate emissions. The final wording will likely be disputed. What's the difference — and does it matter?
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Britain and Rwanda have inked a new treaty aimed at rescuing failed plans for the UK to deport asylum-seekers. A top court ruling had blocked the policy, saying it violated human rights laws enshrined in UK legislation.
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After the military burned down their village, one community describe their efforts to survive in a diplaced person's camp on the fringes of the jungle in the Sagaing region.
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Junta-led Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have ditched the G5 anti-jihadist force. Experts say their intended confederation to tackle Islamist insurgents in the Sahel is bound to fail unless they mend ties with ECOWAS.
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