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Oxford University accepts £150m from US private equity boss

Image caption Multi-billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is a confidant of President Trump. The largest single donation to a UK university has been given to Oxford for a new institute that will study the ethics of artificial intelligence. Stephen Schwarzman, a US private equity billionaire who has advised Republican presidents including Donald Trump, has given the university £150m. A new building for the study of humanities will house the institute. ... Full story

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Kier to cut 1,200 jobs as it seeks to cut costs News

Troubled construction and services firm Kier has said it will cut 1,200 jobs to help make cost savings of £55m a year from 2021. The company will sell its homebuilding business, Kier Living, and will shut or sell other interests, including its recycling and rubbish processing units. Kier said it would focus on businesses including construction and road maintenance. Shares in the company have fallen by more than 85% in the past year. The shares ... Full story

Illegal eel exporters exposed by Countryfile News

Image caption European eels are one of the UK's most endangered species. Dealers looking to illegally export European eels from the UK have been exposed by BBC Countryfile. Posing as a UK fisherman who had legally caught the eels on the River Severn in Gloucestershire, presenter Joe Crowley was approached by Chinese and Russian buyers and a UK exporter. They were prepared to pay up to seven times the normal catch price if the eels could be sent ... Full story

Climate Change Is the Symptom. Consumer Culture Is the Disease.

To save the planet, mankind must rapidly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. But where should we be reducing those emissions from? What would make the biggest difference? Journalists and environmentalists often answer that question by looking at which sectors of the U.S. economy contribute the most to global warming. Transportation (cars, buses, trucks, and planes) leads in greenhouse gas emissions, while electricity (coal and natural-gas ... Full story

Facebook reveals digital currency details

Image caption Using the Calibra payments system will be as easy as texting, Facebook says. Social media giant Facebook has unveiled plans to launch a new digital currency, called Libra, next year. It said people would be able to make payments with the currency via its own apps, as well as on messaging service WhatsApp. Firms such as Uber and Visa are also likely to accept it in future, it said. But there have been concerns about how people's ... Full story

11m People Work for Global Renewable Sector

An estimated 11 million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018, according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017. As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs—Annual Review finds that renewables jobs grew to their highest level despite slower growth in key renewable ... Full story

How can city dwellers help with climate change? Buy less stuff.

Cities can play a major role in the global effort to curb climate change, a new report says—and a major step they can take is helping their inhabitants consume a whole lot less stuff by making changes in the way cities are run. Even the most forward-thinking cities have a long way to go to neutralize their carbon emissions, the report says. That’s partly because for years, cities have been doing carbon math wrong, adding up only the carbon ... Full story

India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

India has said that, from Sunday, it will impose tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples. The new duties, some as high as 70%, are in response to Washington's refusal to exempt Delhi from higher taxes on steel and aluminium imports. Earlier this month, US President Trump also announced the US was withdrawing India's preferential trade treatment . Tariffs of up to 120% were announced by India in June last year, but trade talks ... Full story

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