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March 28, 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

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
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
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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
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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
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Completion of dismantling of nuclear facilities at the Cadarache MOX plant
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
AREVA has completed clean-up and dismantling operations on the facilities belonging to the former MOX fuel fabrication plant in Cadarache (Bouches-du-Rhone). Around 60 emptied process areas have thu ... more


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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
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Next generation of nuclear robots will go where none have gone before
Manchester UK (SPX) Feb 28, 2017
The University of Manchester is to lead a consortium to build the next generation of robots that are more durable and perceptive for use in nuclear sites. The cost of cleaning up the UK's existing n ... more

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Community in chaotic Jakarta goes green to fight eviction
Jakarta (AFP) March 20, 2017
Brightly coloured wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta. Residents have transformed the "kampung", as traditional neighbourhoods are known in Indonesia, into a model of clean and green living in an effort to fight off the threat of eviction. Tongkol kampung was once much ... more
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Chemists ID catalytic 'key' for converting CO2 to methanol
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
New Stanford study calls for US solar policy reform
Stanford CA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
The rapidly expanding solar energy industry could meaningfully contribute to curbing climate change only if governments and the private sector approach it more economically and efficiently, according to a new Stanford study. Researchers from Stanford's Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance encourage the United States to reconsider a wide variety of its solar energy policies in ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Sea change needed for low-carbon economy
Dubai (AFP) March 20, 2017
Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
The results of an auction for the right to develop wind energy offshore North Carolina makes it a major low-carbon economic stimulus, a trade group said. Avangrid Renewables was the winner of an auction for a lease area offshore Kitty Hawk with a $9 million bid to develop wind energy in federal waters. Nancy Sopko, director of offshore issues for the American Wind Energy Association, pr ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
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
Energy demand metrics indicate strong U.S. economy
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Metrics measuring consumer demand for fuels and related products in the United States were indicative of an improving economy, a trade group said. The American Petroleum Institute reported total petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, gained 0.1 percent to 19.7 million barrels per day, its highest level since 2008. Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer demand, was up ... more
New York (AFP) March 26, 2017
New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Building a market for renewable thermal technologies
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Though a mature technology, renewable thermals occupy a small niche in Connecticut - and in the U.S. at large. A new Yale-led study analyzes the market potential of this technology across the state and provides key insights into spurring consumer demand. According to the analysis, led by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), renewable the ... 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
Graz, Austria (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing
Paris mayor orders cleanliness blitz
Paris (AFP) March 27, 2017
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday unveiled a grand plan to clean up the French capital, putting teeth into the campaign by stepping up enforcement operations. The city will be "uncompromising with those who sully the public space," she said, addressing one of the main complaints of residents and tourists alike. The Socialist mayor said the squad of police handing out fines - dubbed the ... more
Bogota (AFP) March 27, 2017
Colombian town votes against gold mine, in vain
Minneapolis, MN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
Punta Gorda, United States (AFP) March 22, 2017
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Novel oil spill cleanup technology tested
Worcester MA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Tests conducted last week of a novel technology that can greatly accelerate the combustion of crude oil floating on water demonstrated its potential to become an effective tool for minimizing the environmental impact of future oil spills. Called the Flame Refluxer, the technology, developed by fire protection engineering researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with funding from the ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Oil streak continues offshore Senegal
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Oil loses out after weekend meeting of OPEC
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Russia's Lukoil to invest more offshore this year
Breaks observed in Curiosity rover wheel treads
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 23, 2017
A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover's left middle wheel-the latest sign of wear and tear as the rover continues its journey, now approaching the 10-mile (16 kilometer) mark. The mission's first and second breaks in raised treads, called grousers, appeared in a March 19 image check of the wheels, documenting that these brea ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 27, 2017
Mars dust storm west of Opportunity starting to abate
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
Mars Volcano, Earth's Dinosaurs Went Extinct About the Same Time
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
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Tillerson alias emails from his ExxonMobil era prove elusive
New York (AFP) March 23, 2017
Emails sent under a pseudonym by current US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was still CEO of ExxonMobil, and which are sought by a court, cannot be produced, lawyers for the oil giant said. According to a letter dated March 21 and sent Wednesday by ExxonMobil to AFP, these emails, sent under the name Wayne Tracker, cannot be recovered for the period from September 5, 2014 to Novembe ... 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
Geneva (AFP) March 21, 2017
2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN
Northern seas once pumped CO2 into Earth's atmosphere
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Today, Earth's oceans absorb excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Research suggests in the past the opposite was true. In recent decades, scientists estimate the Arctic and Nordic seas absorbed as much as 40 percent of CO2 emissions. Analysis of sediment cores suggests Earth's northern seas pumped significant amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere in the past. "Our research sho ... more
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
The carbon dioxide loop
Prague (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Czech scientists build non-metal magnet out of carbon
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
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FNSS building amphibious assault vehicles for Turkish Navy
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Turkey's FNSS reports it is to produce armored amphibious assault vehicles for the Turkish Naval Forces Command under a new government contract. A total of 27 vehicles - 23 personnel carriers, two command-and-control vehicles and two recovery vehicles – will be produced and will be based on an indigenous development model, FNSS said. The vehicles are to carry troops from a lan ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
New French corvette passes first sea trials
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Australia modernizes Anzac-class frigate
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Norway orders autonomous mine-hunting systems
US leads boycott of nuclear weapons ban talks
United Nations, United States (AFP) March 27, 2017
More than 100 countries on Monday launched the first UN talks aimed at achieving a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons, as Washington led an international boycott of a process it deems unrealistic. Before the conference had even begun, the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, spoke out to reject the proposal in the light of current global security threats. "As a mom and a daughter th ... more
Seoul (AFP) March 22, 2017
North Korea's parliament to hold rare meeting: KCNA
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
China's ZTE pleads guilty to violating US sanctions on Iran, N.Korea
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
US sees 'activity' at N. Korea nuke sites: US official
Smiths Detection tapped for airport security
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Smiths Detection has selected by Britain's Ministry of Defense to provide aviation security equipment at its military airports worldwide, the company announced on Monday. The specific value of the award was not detailed but was said to be worth millions of dollars. "This key contract will deliver checkpoint and hold baggage security for all UK Ministry of Defense airports over th ... more
Tehran (AFP) March 27, 2017
IS releases video threatening Iran
Moscow (AFP) March 24, 2017
Russian troops killed in IS-claimed attack on Chechen base
Washington (AFP) March 23, 2017
Allies vow to destroy IS as attacks overshadow talks
RAF getting new G-force centrifuge facility
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Thales, in partnership with AMST, has begun work on the construction of a High-G force Training and Test Capability facility for Britain's Royal Air Force. The centrifuge facility at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire will train RAF and Royal Navy pilots to counter the effects of G-forces on their bodies during combat missions. It is due to go online in October 2018. Thales said it wil ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Lockheed transferring production site for F-16s
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Raytheon tapped for Super Hornet, Growler radar upgrades
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
French government approves Rafale F4 upgrades
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Video game study suggests people will remain calm as the world ends
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Many assume the world will end in chaos, a complete breakdown of the social order. The results of a new video game study suggest otherwise. Participants in a role-playing video game study engaged in acts of cooperation and assistance as their virtual world came to an end. Analysis of the virtual actions of 80,000 participants playing ArcheAge showed acts of violence were relatively rare ... more
Dhaka (IANS) Mar 27, 2017
Bangladesh to join India's South Asia Satellite initiative
Munich, Germany (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
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Luxembourg (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
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Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
Are robots coming for your job? Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or "knowledge-based" jobs. Just a few examples: self-driving technology may eliminate the need for taxi, Uber and truck drivers, algorith ... more
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Kraken Sonar Systems gains funding for robotics project
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Printable device points toward sensor-laden robot skin


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