Renewable energy in the Cape Verde islands
02 December 2018 | 1:15 pm
The Cape Verde islands are looking to wind and solar power to bring down their high energy bills, while at the same time doing something positive for the environment. A public-private partnership is helping make this a reality.
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Two young Cape Verdeans turn used glass bottles and leftover PVC piping into vases and lamps for homes, bars and restaurants. And this is just the beginning of their "recycling with style".
1 Apr 2021
Images from a recent Philippine military aerial patrol show several reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where over 200 Chinese ships are scattered. China has claimed the vessels are fishing boats sheltering from bad weather. But Manila insists they are from Beijing's Maritime Militia, frequently accused of conducting covert military operations in the area.
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Young Cape Verde entrepreneur Edmara Cunha uses her artistic flair to give the traditional ragdoll a new look — and her business acumen to help pay for her studies.
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The migrants on the boat were all sub-Saharan Africans, rescue officials say. Three survivors have been transferred to a hospital on Tenerife.
21 May 2021
Cape Verde's Santiago island is filled with stray street dogs and cats. But a group of youngsters are taking matters into their own hands to vaccinate, neuter and look after the animals.
19 Jun 2021
Although they've never been to Cape Verde, siblings Jayla and Troy Pina will represent their mother’s home country at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Troy, who’s 22, will compete in the men's 50m freestyle; Jayla, who’s 16, will compete in the women's 100m breaststroke. Together they form the first Cape Verdean swimming team to compete in the Olympics.
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21 Sep 2021
The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on Spain's Canary Islands Sunday, spewing out lava, ash and a huge column of smoke after days of increased seismic activity and forcing the evacuation of around 5,000 local people.
10 Oct 2021
A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain's Canary Islands a day after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said. The volcano erupted on Sunday afternoon, sending vast plumes of thick black smoke into the sky and belching molten lava that oozed down the mountainside on the island of La Palma.
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The Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to spew lava and ashes in La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, where coastal residents are confined to their homes over fears of toxic gases as the lava hits the sea.
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A large cloud of ash spews from the main cone of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, in images captured by researchers from the Spanish Geological and Mining Institute (IGME).
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