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European Union Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030

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October 24, 2014 - The original goal was to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 20% from 1990 levels by the year 2020. But the

Nokia Sensing X-Prize Challenge Finalists Strut Their Stuff

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October 24, 2014 - The Nokia Sensing XChallenge has a goal to transform personal health through sensing technology. A $2.25 million purse is on the line for those organizations whether private or institutional that develop smarter digital health solutions incorporating bio-sensor technology. Sensing can be used for detection, assessment, management and treatment of disease.

Current Sun Activity May Reduce the Speed of Climate Change and Stop Humans From Going to Mars

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October 23, 2014 - Back in the 17th century our Sun went through a period in which there was an absence of sunspot activity. Known as the Maunder Minimum it lasted for 70 years.

Who Has a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap? Guess!

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October 21, 2014 - Don't know the answer. Well it's the people who occupy the biggest building in the world, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Ohio State University Invents All-in-One Solar Cell and Battery

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October 20, 2014 - A recent edition of the journal Nature Communications, includes an article entitled,

Why Aren't Tropical Island Nations Embracing Renewable Energy?

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October 18, 2014 - Think about it. Why would a small island nation that gets 300+ sunny days a year and fairly constant ocean winds import coal, oil, diesel or liquid natural gas to provide power to its citizens? Why would island nations of volcanic origin with active and passive geothermal capacity not be harvesting these resources rather than burning fossil fuels?

The World is On a Fast Track to Learn About Ebola

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October 17, 2014 - With the outbreak in West Africa teetering out of control, and with the first cases showing up outside of Africa, medical teams are on a fast track to understand how to contain and eradicate this deadly virus.

Is Lockheed Martin Pulling Our Chain? - Truck-Sized Fusion Reactors in Less Than a Decade?

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October 17, 2014 - In the world of fusion power we have an ongoing technology race between cold and hot fusion. Where traditional science sees cold fusion with dubious eyes, the investment in hot fusion research has been multiple billions of dollars with no commercial end result after several decades.

Sustainable Deltas Initiative Shares Tools to Mitigate Submerging Coastlines

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October 16, 2014 - The Netherlands, no stranger to coastal flooding, was the launch location for an international program focused on protecting vulnerable deltas worldwide. Announced in September in Rotterdam, the initiative intends to spawn new research and develop new tools aimed at responding to the threats to vulnerable delta and riverine coastal areas in the 21st century.

Huge Holes in Mars One Plan Say MIT Students

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October 15, 2014 - I have written several postings about Mars One and have questioned the aggressive timetable and lack of appropriate tested technology to ensure its ambitious goal - to place th

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