Victory for Austria’s Greens and the left is a sigh of relief for Europe

The leftist’s win was hailed as the ‘liberal pushback’ against Brexit and Trump, but 46% voted for the far-right Norbert Hofer

Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer

Clean-up broom for ocean debris

If tests of the 100m-long barrier that collects rubbish on the sea’s surface are successful, it could be deployed at a larger scale in the ‘great Pacific garbage patch’