Family of Jordan Banks who died after being struck by lightning speak out

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox The grieving family of a nine-year-old who died after being struck by lightning on a football field have paid tribute to their "brightest star". Jordan Banks was seriously injured in Blackpool, Lancashire…

German cabinet agrees more ambitious CO2 cuts before September election

BERLIN (Reuters) -German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved on Wednesday draft legislation for more ambitious CO2 reduction targets, including being carbon neutral by 2045, after a landmark court ruling last month forced the government to act.Slideshow ( 5 images )Under the new plans, which come as the environmentalist Greens top…

Wolverine World Wide Sees 2021 as ‘Breakthrough’ Year

Wolverine World Wide Inc. reported strong earnings and revenues gain for the first quarter and now sees 2021 as a “breakthrough” year for the company. Net earnings for the first quarter ended April 3 rose to $38.5 million on a 16.3 percent gain in sales to $510.7 million. That compares…

Renewable energy powers ahead in 2020, says International Energy Agency

PARIS (AFP) – Renewable energy grew at its fastest rate in two decades, driven primarily by gains in China and wind power, the International Energy Agency said in a report Tuesday. Around 280 gigawatts (GW) of electricity production capacity was added last year, a 45 per cent increase from the…