Science & Tecnology

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief26-09-2018

The head of the UN body that leads on sustainability and green issues has been criticised for extensive and expensive air travel.

A draft internal audit, obtained by the Guardian and seen by the BBC, says that Erik Solheim's actions risked the reputation of UN Environment.

The report says he incurred costs of $488,518 (£373,557) while travelling for 529 out of 668 days.

There was "no oversight or accountability" to monitor this travel.

Mr Solheim says he has paid back the money where "instances of oversight" occurred.

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USA- from January the software built for Steven Hawking, will be available for free for quadriplegics

USA- from January the software built for Steven Hawking, will be available for free for quadriplegics29-12-2014

From January, Intel (owned by Microsoft), will put in free trade the software developed for Steven Hawking, the greatest living astrophysicist, which allows him to ...


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ITALY - The Little Naples Archimedes.

ITALY - The Little Naples Archimedes.04-04-2014

Son of ordinary people who make sacrifices to offer him the appropriate tools to achieve his full potential , Francis Porreca is only fifteen...


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Google rewards budding scientists

Google rewards budding scientists19-02-2014

 

Last year Italians among finalists, questions by May 12

 

Google renews its commitment to enhance projects of budding scientists. ' Change the World ' is the motto of the Google Science Fair 2014, aimed a...


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SPAIN - taxis now provide info with Braille

SPAIN - taxis now provide info with Braille02-02-2014

2014 brought good news for people with visual impairments in Madrid...


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