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Three hurricanes are raging in the sea surrounding Hawaii

| blog, L&B World, Nasa, Weather, World | September 1, 2015

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The three hurricanes were Category 4 when they were first spotted (Picture: Nasa)

Three hurricanes are currently raging in the sea surrounding Hawaii.

Hurricane Ignacio, which is a Category 2, is moving eastwards north of Hawaii and looks set to miss the Pacific island.

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

Five ≥70 m/s, ≥137 knots
≥157 mph, ≥252 km/h

Four 58–70 m/s, 113–136 knots
130–156 mph, 209–251 km/h

Three 50–58 m/s, 96–112 knots
111–129 mph, 178–208 km/h

Two 43–49 m/s, 83–95 knots
96–110 mph, 154–177 km/h

One 33–42 m/s, 64–82 knots
74–95 mph, 119–153 km/h

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Woman invents tent for refugees which can collect rainwater and store solar energy

| Art, blog, L&B World, World | September 1, 2015

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(Picture: 1millionwomen)

This collapsible tent can collect rainwater, store solar energy could just change the lives of millions of refugees around the world.

The tent, which was inspired by materials found in nature and traditional cultural activities such as weaving, has a double-layer surface to keep out wet and cold weather while allowing cool air in during summer.

The top of the tent collects rainwater which is then filtered down the sides, but the water can be drawn back up through a process called thermosiphoning if the inhabitant wants to shower.

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Lorries without new safety features to be banned from London to protect cyclists

| blog, L&B World, News | September 1, 2015

A stock photo of cyclist riding bicycle to work.
(Picture: Alamy)

Lorries without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians will be banned from London’s roads from today.

Under Britain’s first safer lorry scheme, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in the capital must be fitted with side guards to help prevent cyclists being dragged under the wheels in the event of a collision.

They must also have a certain type of mirror which will give the driver a better view of bicycles and pedestrians.

London Mayor Boris Johnson hailed the scheme as a life-saver.

Seven of the eight cyclist deaths in the capital this year have involved HGVs.

Mr Johnson said: ‘We are ahead of any other part of the UK in closing the legal loopholes that allowed many HGVs to operate… Read the full story

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