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Small nuclear reactors, funded by investors like Bill Gates, are emerging in the US as cheaper, safer alternatives to traditional nuclear power plant designsThe future of the nuclear industry may happen somewhere on scenic but relatively isolated land that’s about 100 miles southwest of Yellowstone National Park
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2016-10-16 08:30:35
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
They look like designs from the pages of a futurist’s notepad, but the concepts below are all finalists in the biennial public art contest held by the Land Art Generator Initiative (Lagi).
These ideas illustrate the possibility of marrying aesthetics with renewable energy and water technology and educate the public about the challenges of addressing climate change and feeding a growing population
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2016-09-03 11:00:35
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Daily Mail editor due to profit from a hydro power plant on his Scottish estatePaul Dacre, the newspaper editor, has been highly critical of the renewable energy levy on household bills.Paul Dacre, the Scottish land owner, is about to reap the benefits of that levy as a renewable energy producer. Continue reading
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2016-08-04 06:55:23
Friday, July 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Ministers create presentation to show how idle land around nuclear disaster site can be used to produce renewable energyThe contaminated nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl could be turned into one of the world’s largest solar farms, producing nearly a third of the electricity that the stricken plant generated at its height 30 years ago, according to the Ukrainian government
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2016-07-29 05:04:14
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar Impulse 2 completes the first round-the-world flight powered by a renewable energy, landing in Abu Dhabi early on Tuesday. Piloted by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the solar-powered plane began its circumnavigation in March 2015 and has made 16 stops across the world without using any fuel Continue reading
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2016-07-26 02:26:35
Monday, July 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar Impulse 2, which landed in Abu Dhabi, is first plane powered by the renewable energy source to tour the globe
Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, after touching down in Abu Dhabi early on Tuesday.The final leg of the feat, aimed at showcasing the potential of renewable energy, was a bumpy one, with turbulence driven by hot desert air leaving the solo pilot, Bertrand Piccard, fighting with the controls
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2016-07-25 19:06:24
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran police have arrested three men for the murder of Lesbia Urquia, an environmental activist who fought against hydroelectric and mining projects on indigenous lands in the Central American country, authorities said on Wednesday.
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2016-07-13 15:48:04
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Seville, four days after setting off from New York, using solar panels and batteries to finish latest leg of its round-the-world journeySolar Impulse 2 has completed the first ever crossing of the Atlantic by a solar-powered aeroplane, landing in Spain early on Thursday morning
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2016-06-23 00:51:54
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Melting ice in Antarctica puts as many as 30 million people in Bangladesh at risk of losing their homes over the coming century, according to a new documentary focused on the human cost of climate change.
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2016-06-14 11:58:50
Friday, May 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forests re-grown on lands that had been cleared for agriculture in Latin America could play a key role in trapping carbon from the atmosphere and mitigating climate change if they are managed properly, researchers said in a study published on Friday.
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2016-05-13 13:23:05