Regional cures for planetary fever

There is still hope for the climate, even if a world-wide climate accord proves to be unattainable. A new report shows that regional measures can hold the global rise in temperature within the two-degree limit.

Water-mist prevents rain of sparks

Fire researchers have shown that sparks from a burning house can be prevented from spreading if the loft is fitted with an extinguishing system based on water-mist, i.e. tiny water droplets that turn into steam.

Ghana puts its hope in oil

Norway is helping Africa’s youngest oil nation with a prescription for prosperity – and is finding out that learning goes both ways.