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March 23, 2017
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Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most common methods, according to Kyoto University's Toru Tanimori, do not 'see' enough ground-level radiation. "The best methods we have currently are labor intensive, and to measure surface radiation accurately," he says, "complex analysis is needed." In their latest work published in Scientific Repo ... read more

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
A Japanese court on Friday ruled for the first time that the government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages, officials and news reports said. ... more
WOOD PILE
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Douglas Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Two leading organisations within the UK's nuclear industry, the Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), have signed a Memorandum of Und ... more
ENERGY NEWS
New research urges a rethink on global energy subsidies
Sussex, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
The hidden toll that subsidies for electricity, fossil fuels, and transport have on social welfare, economic growth and technological innovation needs to be exposed through better research says a ne ... more
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OIL AND GAS
Germany's E.ON next to turn face to low-carbon future
Berlin (UPI) Mar 15, 2017
German energy company E.ON said Wednesday it's been able to free itself from past burdens and was positioned for growth in a "new energy world." ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Toshiba shares plunged Wednesday as fears grow about the future of one of Japan's best-known firms, hit by massive losses and accounting fraud allegations at its US nuclear unit. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE said it's "back on track" after retooling its footing in the market and riding on the success of its renewable energy arm. ... more
TECH SPACE
Cancer-Causing Radiation Biggest Threat to Humans on Deep Space Missions
Washington (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Researchers looking into the effects of deep space travel on the human body may have just discovered something that could jeopardize humankind's chances of a successfully colonizing Mars. With work ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Manchester scientists have revealed how arsenic molecules might be used to 'fish out' the most toxic elements from radioactive nuclear waste - a breakthrough that could make the decommissioning indu ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
For Japan's nuclear refugees, insults and rejection
Hirono, Japan (AFP) March 10, 2017
Satsuki Sekine's home was destroyed in Japan's 2011 tsunami disaster and her family fled in the nuclear panic that followed. But crueller still were the insults and stigmatisation she faced in the community where she sought refuge. ... more


Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant

CIVIL NUCLEAR
UN nuclear chief set for third term
Vienna (AFP) March 8, 2017
The board of the UN atomic watchdog, which tracks Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, Wednesday backed Yukiya Amano to serve a third term as director general, the board's chairman said. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
EU approves Hungary's Kremlin-backed nuclear plant
Brussels (AFP) March 6, 2017
EU authorities on Monday approved a controversial nuclear expansion project in Hungary that is heavily backed by Russia. ... more
TECH SPACE
Scientists demonstrate improved particle warning to protect astronauts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Our constantly-changing sun sometimes erupts with bursts of light, solar material, or ultra-fast energized particles - collectively, these events contribute to space weather. In a study published Ja ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Areva narrows losses in 2016
Paris (AFP) March 1, 2017
The troubled French nuclear reactor builder Areva said Wednesday that it sharply narrowed its losses last year, thanks to an ongoing restructuring programme. ... more

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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulating how they spend that energy. Making oils costs a lot. By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National ... more
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A material with the perovskite crystal structure has become very popular for solar cells. While most perovskites are inorganic compounds, this new material is a hybrid of relatively inexpensive organic and inorganic materials. In just a few short years, researchers have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiency with these perovskites, comparable with the best photovoltaic materials availab ... more
Dubai (AFP) March 20, 2017
Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant
London, UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
New solar energy plant to be installed on Barbuda
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Sea change needed for low-carbon economy
North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Department of Interior pounded the gavel to open the seventh offshore wind auction, putting 122,405 acres off the North Carolina coast on the block for commercial wind energy leasing. In August 2014, the Bureau of Ocean ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector held stable for the third straight year in 2016 despite the global economy continuing to expand, the International Energy Agency said Friday. By far the main culprit in global warming, carbon dioxide emissions stood at 32.1 billion tonnes last year, the IEA estimated. This was the same level as the same as the previous two years, des ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Sussex, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
New research urges a rethink on global energy subsidies
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
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TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing
Graz, Austria (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
It has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of ageing in cells. To counter this, nature uses an enzyme called superoxide dismutase to eliminate superoxide as a free radical. Superoxide also occurs in cell respiration for energy production and is the preliminary stage and thus source of singlet oxygen. TU Graz's Stefan Freun ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma
'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
Minneapolis, MN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds. Thanks to the application of nanotechnology ... more
Jakarta (AFP) March 22, 2017
Indonesia increases estimate for cruise ship reef damage
Jakarta (AFP) March 17, 2017
Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
Atlanta GA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change
Supply-side pressure leaves bruise on oil prices
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Questions about Trump-era economic trends and concerns about a glut of oil in the market pushed crude oil prices sharply lower in early Wednesday trading. S&P Global Platts said in a daily newsletter emailed to UPI that analysts it surveyed expected to see a build in U.S. crude oil inventories of 2 million barrels per day for the week ending March 17. Data reported late Tuesday by the A ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Russia will play OPEC ball, report finds
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
New Zealand expects strong interest in oil, gas auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Germany's Wintershall expects steady oil, gas output for 2017
Mars Volcano, Earth's Dinosaurs Went Extinct About the Same Time
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million years ago - around the time of Earth's Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, when large numbers of our planet's plant and animal species (including dinosaurs) went extinct. ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
Does Mars Have Rings? Not Right Now, But Maybe One Day
Paris (ESA) Mar 17, 2017
ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins
Moffett Field Ca (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
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2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN
Geneva (AFP) March 21, 2017
Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned Tuesday that the drastic shifts seen in the global climate system that resulted in a range of alarming records last year appear to be continuing unab ... more
Baidoa, Somalia (AFP) March 20, 2017
Cloaked in rags and dust, Somalis flee looming famine
New York NY (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Under the dead sea, warnings of dire drought
Paris (AFP) March 20, 2017
Climate change 'makes deadly China pollution worse'
The carbon dioxide loop
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
The oceans are great at absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, but when their deep waters are brought to the surface, the oceans themselves can be a source of this prevalent greenhouse gas. Wind patterns together with the Earth's rotation drive deep ocean water - and the CO2 it sequesters - upward, replacing surface water moving offshore. A process known as upwelling, it occurs on th ... more
Prague (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Czech scientists build non-metal magnet out of carbon
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently
Birmingham UK (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
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U.S. Navy picks Austal for littoral combat ship services
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
Austal USA received a $36.6 million contract modification to provide core class services and studies for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ships. The company's services will include engineering assessment, production tasks, and conducting special studies to evaluate the costs of how the vessels are utilized. Austal will also test new technologies associated with the littoral combat ship p ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets $98M for SEWIP production
Kaohsiung, Taiwan (AFP) March 21, 2017
Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat
Kaohsiung, Taiwan (AFP) March 21, 2017
Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat
North Korea nuclear programme in 'new phase': IAEA
Seoul (AFP) March 21, 2017
North Korea's uranium enrichment facility has doubled in size over the last few years, the UN's atomic watchdog chief has warned, as global tensions grow over Pyongyang's burgeoning nuclear weapons programme. Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the Wall Street Journal that the isolated state's nuclear capacities are being ramped up. "The situation is ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 20, 2017
Israeli nuclear whistleblower says state hounding him
Stockholm (AFP) March 21, 2017
Swedish parliament holds first war game in 20 years
Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017
North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul
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Arab Israeli woman jailed for joining IS with family
Jerusalem (AFP) March 21, 2017
An Arab Israeli who took her young family to Iraq and joined the Islamic State group was sentenced to more than four years in prison Tuesday, the justice ministry said. Sabreen Zbedat spent months in the jihadists' Iraqi stronghold Mosul with her husband and three children, in the first known case of an entire Arab Israeli family joining IS, Israel's domestic security agency Shin Bet said. ... more
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
Allies vow to destroy IS as attacks overshadow talks
Paris (AFP) March 23, 2017
World leaders stand with Britain after London attack
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
'Lab-on-a-glove' could bring nerve-agent detection to a wearer's fingertips
USAF seeks industry help for light attack aircraft experiment
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
The U.S. Air Force issued an invitation this week to industry to participate in a capability assessment of light attack aircraft. The live-fly experiment, part a broader Air Force effort to explore cost-effective attack platform options, will be held this summer at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The off-the-shelf aircraft from industry participants will be flown by service ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Thales delivers flight simulator to Malaysian air force
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
U.S. Air Force orders KC-10 engine overhauls
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
U.S. Air Force delivers refurbished F-16s to Indonesia
SES is enabling disaster response and connecting affected communities
Luxembourg (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
SES offers a broad range of solutions to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts across the globe. Some of them were showcased during the Humanitarian ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Forum organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), and held on the 21 and 22 March in Mountain V ... more
Tripoli (AFP) March 20, 2017
Libya rescues 420 migrants off its coast: navy
Beijing (AFP) March 21, 2017
Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks
Los Angeles (AFP) March 21, 2017
Closures along iconic California highway hit tourism
Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit. Over the past year and a half, PUFFER has been tested ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Toward Machines that Improve with Experience


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