In Europe's sunniest country, the government is dragging its heels on renewable energy. For decades Spain subsidized solar power, but now the state's policy has changed.
In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered desalination technology becoming strong enough to unleash a boom?
As moon and sun aligned in a narrow band across the Southern Hemisphere, onlookers experienced a rare eclipse. Experts warned that looking directly into the sun during an eclipse could cause eye damage.
Spain's central government says Catalonia must prove it is not using state funds to prepare for an independence referendum. Madrid is to conduct weekly audits to ensure no taxpayer money goes towards paying for the vote.
Though for some, homework is something to be avoided at all costs, for others, it represents a future. But where there is no light after sundown, there can be no home learning. A pocket-sized solar lamp is changing that.
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