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Idea of renewables powering UK is an 'appalling delusion' – David MacKay 3.5.2016 Guardian: Environment

Country should focus on nuclear power and carbon capture technologies, former chief scientific adviser said in his final interview

The idea that renewable energy can power the UK is an “appalling delusion”, according to the final interview given by former chief scientific adviser, the late Professor Sir David MacKay.

The sensible energy and climate change plan for the UK, MacKay said, was for the country to focus on nuclear power and carbon capture storage technology, which traps the carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning. In that scenario, the amount of wind and solar the UK needed would be almost zero, he said.

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Kenya commences nuclear technology assessment 3.5.2016 New Kerala: World News
Nairobi, May 3 : Kenya said on Monday it has began a nuclear technology assessment study in order to determine the right technology to use to build nuclear power plant.
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More Hanford workers report possible exposure to vapors 3.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

For the second time in less than a week, tank farm workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation have reported possible exposure to chemical vapors.
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Alabama governor, senator urge TVA to sell unfinished nuke 2.5.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and Sen. Richard Shelby are among those urging the Tennessee Valley Authority to sell its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant, where more than four decades of work hasn’t produced a watt of electricity. Comments released publicly by the federal utility show that the Republican Bentley and Alabama Republican […]
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Senators don't want veto power over the president's national security adviser 2.5.2016 Washington Post: Politics
The changes, if they take place, will not apply to Rice, whose term ends when Obama leaves office in January 2017.
Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up 2.5.2016 AP Top News
GENEVA (AP) -- Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?...
Navy is building new attack submarine 1.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The U.S. Navy has formally begun construction on its newest Virginia-class submarine, as Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden and the sub's sponsor, hosted the keel laying ceremony for the USS Delaware in Newport News, Virginia.
Russia Rises From the Mat 1.5.2016
The U.S. government doesn’t want to admit that its heady “unipolar” days are over with Russia no longer the doormat of the 1990s, but Washington’s arrogance risks war, even nuclear annihilation, explains Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow In Moscow, the…Read more →
Has the Chernobyl disaster affected the number of nuclear plants built? 30.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Thirty years on from one of the worst radiation leaks in history, several countries have moved to phase out nuclear energy production altogether, and experts say another accident would kill the industry

Related: Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30th anniversary – in pictures

This week marks 30 years since an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine led to a huge leak of radiation across eastern Europe.

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Fact Check: Has President Obama 'Depleted' The Military? 30.4.2016 NPR News
Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, claim President Obama has slashed defense spending and will leave his successor with a weaker force. We break it down.
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Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident 30.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Fear over safety of reactors across the border in Belgium prompts government to order 15m pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the body

The Dutch government has ordered 15m iodine pills to protect people living near nuclear plants in case of an accident, as concerns rise over ageing reactors across the border in Belgium.

The iodine pills, which help reduce radiation build-up in the thyroid, would be given first to children under 18 and pregnant women living within a 100-kilometre (62-mile) radius of a plant, health ministry spokeswoman Edith Schippers said.

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Japan doesn't want the U.S. to apologize for bombing Hiroshima. Here's why 30.4.2016 L.A. Times - World News

For years, the question has lingered: Should the U.S. apologize for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

The opportunity could present itself if President Obama visits the city while attending the G7 Summit in Japan next month. No sitting U.S. president has visited the city since it was largely...

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A tiny weasel just brought down the world’s most powerful scientific tool 30.4.2016 Washington Post
The perpetrator chewed through a transformer near the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator at CERN in Switzerland.
Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider 29.4.2016 AP Top News
GENEVA (AP) -- It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized - temporarily - by a weasel....
Technology, innovation redefining U.S.-India relations: Richard Verma 29.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
Pennsylvania, Apr. 29 : United States Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, has said technology and innovation is redefining relations between Washington and New Delhi.
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Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider 29.4.2016 Washington Post: World
It’s one of the physics world’s most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel.
How New England Students Are Taking Fossil Fuel Divestment a Step Further 29.4.2016 Truthout - All Articles
As student organizers, we can stigmatize the fossil fuel industry by mobilizing students. But making changes on campus is not enough; we need to participate in local fights against fossil fuel companies to strengthen our campaigns. Wesleyan students at a recent teach-in. (Photo: WNV / Kati Young) In the past few weeks students across the country have been demanding that their schools stop profiting from oil, coal and gas companies. As student organizers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, we believe that we can stigmatize the fossil fuel industry by mobilizing students around issues of climate change. But making changes on campus is not enough; we know that we need to participate in local fights against fossil fuel companies to strengthen our largely symbolic campaigns. The fight in our own backyard is Spectra Energy's project to expand its "Algonquin" pipeline , which carries fracked gas from Appalachia to Boston. Spectra is constructing about 35 new miles of piping and expanding the ...
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In address to Austrian Parliament, Ban urges 'cooperative approach' to EU asylum policies 29.4.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 29 : From its leadership on major United Nations bodies to its peacekeepers in the field, development aid and defence of human rights, Austria is a very important, vital member of the world community, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during an address to the Parliament of Austria earlier on Thursday in Geneva.
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Walter Kohn dies at 93; UC Santa Barbara physicist shared Nobel Prize in chemistry 29.4.2016 LA Times: Science

Walter Kohn, a UC Santa Barbara physicist who shared a Nobel Prize for a widely used theory in materials science — and who warned that "science is both a wonderful and terrible force in our world" — died April 19. He was 93.

Kohn's health had declined in recent months after he broke his hip in...

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Japan bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus 28.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • Japan’s central bank opted Thursday not to expand its massive stimulus policies to boost growth, apart from channeling extra support for financing disaster recovery efforts on the earthquake-stricken southern island of Kyushu. The Bank of Japan said it would provide up to $2.75 billion in zero-interest rate loans to financial institutions in the disaster-affected areas. But it left other aspects of its asset purchases and interest rate policies intact. The announcement followed news that...
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