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October 13, 2017
SOLAR DAILY
Low-carbon advocates say U.S. renewables breaking records



Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Amid the pushback on Washington's efforts to back coal and nuclear power, a report from low-carbon advocates found clean energy has organic momentum. An annual report from the Natural Resources Defense Council said some components of the renewable energy sector have accelerated faster than the government estimated. Wind power capacity, for example, was 350 percent above a government forecast from 10 years ago. "Dozens of clean energy records have been shattered across the United States i ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
International experts warned on Tuesday about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants that make them vulnerable to attack, in a report commissioned by the Greenpeace group. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a court ruled on Tuesday, ordering the government and the power plant operator to pay damages to local residents. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research publi ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant cleared a major regulatory hurdle Wednesday to restart two reactors in Japan, its first since the 2011 tsunami sparked the worst atomic accident in decades. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Radioactive cesium leajing into ocean 60 miles from Fukushima
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists have discovered a surprising new source of radioactive cesium some 60 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant that was damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
TRIHOM has inaugurated its new learning center in Normandy, France. The event was attended by Philippe Knoche, the CEO of New AREVA, as well as company managers and representatives from the region. ... more
TECH SPACE
Dosage formulations for anti-radiation drug being developed
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Humanetics Corporation is to develop solid-dosage formulations of BIO 300, a drug to mitigate the toxicities of exposure to radiation. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The United Arab Emirates on Monday announced plans to open a nuclear power plant next year, in what would be a first for the emirate and the Arab Gulf region. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC has received a contract extension for management and operations at the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the company announced Thursday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets. ... more


Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiation

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Space radiation is risky business for the human body
Houston TX (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
While people protect their eyes from the sun's radiation during a solar eclipse, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiati ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan government not responsible for Fukushima: court
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
A Japanese court ruled Friday that the plant operator not the government was responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, ordering the former to pay damages. ... more
NUKEWARS
51 countries line up to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries on Wednesday lined up to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Science denial not limited to political right
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 21, 2017
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right. But what ... more



Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals
Liverpool UK (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst producing valuable chemical feedstocks. In a paper published in chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie they report a very unique plasma synthesis ... more
Berlin (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels
Ames IA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Surrounded by potential: New science in converting biomass
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A key step in synthetic fuel production from seawater patented by NRL
Total moves deeper into solar energy market
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
French energy company Total said Thursday it was playing an active role in the decarbonization of the French economy with a push deeper into the solar market. After a call for tenders, Total's solar power subsidiary said it was working through a partnership with agricultural services company Groupe Carré on 70 projects for solar polar installations on building and carports across Franc ... more
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Statoil taps solar market in Brazil
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Scientists propose new way of increasing the efficiency of solar batteries
OX2 hands over Ajos wind farm to IKEA Finland
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
In December 2015, IKEA Finland signed a purchase agreement with OX2 for 13 wind turbines in Kemi, northern Finland. All the terms of the agreement have now been met and IKEA Finland has taken ownership. "The renewal of the Kemi Ajos wind farm has been an important project for us on our path to gain energy independence. The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A proposal to address what the Trump administration outlined as threats to traditional energy sources is counterintuitive, sustainable energy supporters said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week it was calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how the wholesale electricity sector works by offering compensation for "traditional" power generators. In a ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Sodium could replace lithium for more cost-efficient battery storage
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Researchers at Stanford University have built a sodium-based battery that can store just as much energy as a lithium-ion battery, but at a significantly reduced cost. Lithium-ion batteries have been the standard bearer for the last 25 years. But lithium is becoming increasingly scarce and mining costs are steep. Sodium - which also hosts ions that can be moved from a cathode to ... more
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A new way to produce clean hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico
Orlando FL (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater
Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: report
Copenhagen (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said Wednesday. Although data from the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals some encouraging signs, in large part the result of new technologies, air pollution remains the leading environmental cause of ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Scientists trace path of inland plastic pollution from rivers to oceanw/ll
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
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Chevron abandons Great Australian Bight drill plans
Sydney (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Energy giant Chevron Friday joined BP in ditching plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight citing weak oil prices, with environmentalists urging other major players to follow suit. The company had planned to drill exploration wells to look for oil or natural gas after acquiring two deepwater blocks spanning more than 32,000 square kilometres (12,355 square miles) off the pristine South A ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Kurdish oil export payments continue after referendum
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Canadian trade group makes pitch for global edge
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Iranian energy companies lay out investment options in Amsterdam
Opportunity Feeling the Chemistry
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 10, 2017
Opportunity is continuing her winter exploration of Perseverance Valley on the west rim of Endeavour crater. The cold, low-light winter conditions continue to limit activity. Sols 4866 and 4867 (October 1, 2017 and October 2, 2017) were recharge sols with little activity. Opportunity has been conducting surface chemistry surveys with Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS). On Sol 4 ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Russian Space Research Institute Announces July 2020 Date for Mission to Mars
Tempe AZ (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
ASU examines Mars' moon Phobos in a different light
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 05, 2017
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'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climate
Berlin (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debate towards centre stage. "Plan A" remains tackling the problem at its source. But efforts to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions have fallen woefully short and cannot, most scientists agree, avert catastrophic climate change on their ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
British government unveils green spending plans
Berlin (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
As Paris climate goals recede, geoengineering looms larger
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Cheaper to invest in climate change fight than to rebuild; EPA chief rolls back US plans
Spikes in carbon emissions detected with NASA satellite
Miami (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Data from a circling NASA satellite shows spikes in carbon emissions worldwide, particularly in winter, along with new insights into the rising levels of pollutants that drive global warming, researchers said Thursday. The findings in the journal Science are based on data from a carbon-tracking satellite launched in 2014 by the US space agency, known as NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 ( ... more
New York, NY (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Columbia researchers observe exotic quantum particle in bilayer graphene
Corvallis OR (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Sunlight and the right microbes convert Arctic carbon into carbon dioxide
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes
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Navy officers fired over 'preventable' USS McCain collision
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Two top Naval officers have been fired from their positions on the USS John S. McCain over the warship's "preventable" deadly collision with an oil tanker in August. Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, the commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke class destroyer, and his executive officer Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez were relieved of their duties on Tuesday by Navy Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, the commander ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
US sacks top navy commanders after deadly warship collision
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Leonardo to provide new communications software for Australian submarines
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Austal, Lockheed given green light on construction of next LCS
Trump breaks with allies as US goes it alone on Iran
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy to check Iran's growing might Friday, withdrawing presidential backing for a landmark nuclear deal and targeting the country's missile program and militia proxies. During a White House speech at 12:45 pm (1645 GMT), Trump is expected to declare a 2015 deal, which curbed Iran's nuclear program in return for massive sanctions relief, is no ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
North Korea looms large as Trump's challenges Iran
Washington (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Trump warns 'disgusting' press after nuke report
Paris (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Iran says US opposing 'whole world'; Europe scrambles to save deal
Iraq-Syria border set for last major assault on IS: US general
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
The "final large fight" in Iraq against the Islamic State group will take place on the border with Syria, a general in a US-led coalition against the jihadists said Saturday. He spoke two days after Iraqi forces recaptured the northern town of Hawija, the centre of one of the jihadist group's two remaining enclaves in Iraq. "The next fight and the final large fight will be in the Middle ... more
Brussels (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Belgium seeks to bring back children stranded by IS
Beirut (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Major battlefronts against IS in Iraq and Syria
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW
Trudeau warns Trump in Bombardier, Boeing row
Washington (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday warned US President Donald Trump that Canada would not make military buys from Boeing while the United States was targeting Canada's Bombardier with heavy import duties. The US aerospace firm, claiming its competitor received unfair state subsidies, successfully petitioned the Trump administration to impose financial penalties on Bombardier ... more
Sydney (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Boeing KC-46A tankers exchange fuel mid-flight for first time
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Navy T-45 crash renews concerns about the trainer aircraft
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Trump warns federal help for Puerto Rico not open-ended
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Donald Trump warned Thursday that his willingness to help hurricane-battered Puerto Rico was not unlimited, prompting a furious backlash, with the mayor of San Juan branding the president a "Hater in Chief." Puerto Rico is struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island, leaving 44 people dead and cutting power and running water to much of its population, and its gover ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
India's top court bans firecracker sales before Diwali
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
New military op in gang-plagued Rio favela
Preston, United Kingdom (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peas
Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency - or time lag - inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools. "There are many situations, from bomb disposal to remote surgeries, in which people want to remotely control devices," says Federico Scholcover, a Ph.D. student at NC ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids
Hong Kong (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Servosila introduces Mobile Robots equipped with Software Defined Radio payloads
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
DeepMind forms ethics unit for AI; Google unveils $49 mini assistant


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