News Snippets

Published: Monday 30 April 2012

>> Richard Yemm, the inventor of a device that uses giant wave machines to generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sea, has been given the Saltire Energy Award. Deemed as the Nobel for research in wave technology, the £10m prize is given by the Scottish government.

>> Australia’s last river boat postman, Hawkesbury River ferry service at Brooklyn, has discontinued its operations.

>> UK civil liberties groups have criticised the government’s plans to monitor calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the country.

>> Luxury travel packages and art will be up for sale at Christie's live, online Green Auction in mid-April. Proceeds from hundreds of items and experiences will benefit four environmental charities.

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