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India, UAE advance strategic partnership, exchange four agreements 11.2.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Feb.11 : Advancing their strategic partnership, India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday exchanged four agreements across various sectors, including cyber security, infrastructure, renewable energy and currency swap arrangements.
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India, UAE sign nine agreements, to boost ties further (Intro Roundup) 11.2.2016 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Nine agreements were exchanged between India and the UAE, including on cyber security and infrastructure investment, as the two sides agreed to further boost bilateral ties on Thursday, the second day of the three-day visit of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
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Poo power: fuelling schools and teaching students a lesson 11.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Kasiisi school in Uganda is harnessing the power from human waste. Journalist Matthew Jenkin explores the educational and environmental issues Students and teachers at Kasiisi nursery and primary school in Uganda have found an innovative way to save money and protect the planet when nature calls – by building a biogas digester that allows them to harness the energy contained in human faeces. The thought of it is enough to put most people off their food, but the plan is to produce enough methane to cook meals for the school lunch programme , which provides rural schoolchildren living near the Kibale national park with a meal every day. A large brick-lined vessel was installed in a pit beneath the latrine. Here, the waste is mixed with cow dung to aid the process of breaking down the organic materials into methane, carbon dioxide gas and nutrient rich ...
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Essential California: The fight over California's coast 11.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Thursday, Feb. 11. San Francisco is now home to the $15 cup of coffee. It’s eight ounces of pour-over coffee, and it’s served in a paper cup. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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Coastal firing

When some members of the California Coastal Commission...

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UAE, India: A lasting friendship and advanced relationship 11.2.2016 New Kerala: India News
by Shafiq al-Asadi, Abu Dhabi, Feb.11 : The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of India have, for centuries, enjoyed strong, sustained relationships ever since trade was established as the primary activity connecting the people of both nations, by virtue of the two countries' strategic locations along global maritime trade routes.
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer provides a glimmer of hope for a Republican revival in California 11.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary
San Diego's mild-mannered mayor, Kevin Faulconer, appears destined to cruise to a second term, a notable achievement for a Republican politician who took the helm of this Democratic city just two years ago. That means Republicans are looking at Faulconer, a former public relations executive and...
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Can U.S. businesses help India's chaotic cities become 'smart'? 11.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Among his many ambitious ideas, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to modernize his country’s pell-mell cities and improve its sometimes frosty ties with the United States.

Modi’s plan to build 100 “smart cities” nationwide brings the initiatives together, with the goal of using technology...

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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now) 11.2.2016 NPR News
Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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Supreme court ruling on Obama's clean power plan just a 'bump in the road' 11.2.2016 Guardian: Environment
Many states have begun shifting funds to clean energy, and the administration has touted measures such as tax credits that it says will have a larger impact on curbing emissions – and still anticipates a win in the supreme court in June The supreme court hit the pause button on Barack Obama’s plans to cut climate pollution from power plants , injecting new uncertainty into the viability of Obama’s climate plan once he leaves office in 2017. But that will not bring back coal from the brink, and it may not stop some states and power companies from moving ahead on their own to clean up the US electrical grid. A day after the supreme court’s 5-4 ruling to halt the Environmental Protection Agency rules cutting carbon emissions from power plants, the White House dared to describe the decision as little more than “a bump in the ...
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Swansea tidal energy scheme faces 'disastrous setback' from government review 10.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

Plans to generate energy from Swansea Bay lagoon are further delayed as UK energy minister announces wider review of the sector

The future of a revolutionary plan to generate electricity from a lagoon in Swansea Bay has been thrown into further doubt after the UK government unveiled plans for a six-month review of the wider tidal power sector.

The promoters of the £1bn plan, Tidal Lagoon Power, said it welcomed any extra focus on this type of renewable energy but needed a final decision from ministers on its south Wales project within six weeks.

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US clean power plan setback 'will not affect Paris climate change deal' 10.2.2016 Guardian: Environment
Politicians, businesses and campaigners from other countries rally to support Barack Obama after supreme court puts US flagship climate plan on hold The US commitment to cutting carbon emissions under the landmark Paris agreement remains unaffected by the setback delivered to President Obama’s climate plans by the country’s supreme court , the White House has said. Politicians, businesses and green campaigners from other countries rallied to the support of the president after the US supreme court put a temporary freeze on new rules to clean up coal-fired power plants, the centrepiece of Obama’s climate plan . They insisted that the Paris commitments on tackling emissions would be ...
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BP upbeat about oil industry and expects prices back at $100 10.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

British oil company believes fossil fuels will still be providing 80% of total energy supply in 2035

BP has predicted a bright future for the oil and gas industry with crude prices spiking at $100 a barrel again, huge increases in shale output and new production from Canadian tar sands.

The British oil company believes fossil fuels will still be providing 80% of total energy supply in 2035 and admits that under this scenario, carbon emissions will rocket.

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India, UAE energy ties to grow following Sheikh Mohamed's visit 10.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 : The cooperation between India and the UAE in the energy sector is expected to grow following the visit to India of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, beginning Wednesday.
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California solar industry job growth reaches record levels 10.2.2016 LA Times: Commentary

California led a record-breaking year for solar power in 2015 that included the addition of more than 20,000 new jobs within the state -- more than half of the positions the industry created nationwide, according to a new report.

The California Solar Jobs Census report released Wednesday found...

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How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide 10.2.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next? On 22 June, 2013, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security , set out to simulate the effects of a biological attack on the US. The project was called Operation Dark Winter . What they discovered was that the country was ill prepared to cope. Within two weeks there would be enormous civilian casualties, a catastrophic breakdown in essential institutions, and mass civil unrest. Food supplies, electricity and transport infrastructures would all ...
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Scrapping carbon capture support 'threatens UK climate targets' 10.2.2016 Guardian: Environment

MPs warn that without CCS technology, it will be much more expensive to meet national and internationally agreed targets on reducing emissions

The scrapping of government support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has put at risk the UK’s international commitments on tackling climate change, an influential group of MPs has found.

The energy and climate change committee said that, without such technology, it would be much more expensive to meet national and internationally agreed targets on reducing greenhouse gases. The extra cost could run to billions, outstripping the £1bn of public funds that had been promised for CCS.

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India's manpower, Australia's tech can lead to world beating outcome, says Goyal 10.2.2016 New Kerala: World News
Brisbane (Australia), Feb. 9 : Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Coal, Power and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said a combination of India's manpower and Australian technology would lead to a world beating outcome.
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A look at Obama's final budget proposal 10.2.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:...
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12 ways to mobilise the money needed to stop climate change 9.2.2016 Guardian: Environment
How do we finance the climate adaption needed to stop global temperatures rising above 1.5 degrees? Our panel of experts share their thoughts Hundreds of billions of dollars could be made available for climate finance by placing a small tax on financial transactions such as the trading of stocks and bonds. There’s a big Robin Hood Tax movement behind this, with a group of European countries already on the cusp of establishing the world’s first regional financial transaction tax. Karen Orenstein, senior analyst, Friends of the Earth US , Washington DC, USA @KarenOrenstein ...
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Massachusetts hits cap on solar power incentives 9.2.2016 Boston Globe: Latest
Massachusetts hits cap on solar power incentives
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