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White House names Indian-American "Solar Champion of Change" (Cached) 19.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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White House names Indian-American 'Solar Champion of Change' (Cached) 19.4.2014 CNN-IBN Top Stories
Rajendra Singh is D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson University's Centre of Silicon Nanoelectronics in South Carolina.
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Magid: For tech users, every day should be Earth Day 19.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
As technology users, there are things we can do to help the enviornoment -- even very little things, when multiplied by millions of people, can have a big impact.
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Judge Finds Minnesota Energy Law Unconstitutional 19.4.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)A federal judge has found that a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional and she barred state officials from enforcing it. In a 48-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Friday that the Next Generation Energy Act passed in 2007 effectively blocks North Dakota utilities from exporting electricity into the state.
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Minnesota law unfairly blocks North Dakota energy, judge rules 19.4.2014 Twincities.com: Business

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal judge has found that a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional and she barred state officials from enforcing it.

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Judge sides with North Dakota, finds part of Minnesota renewable energy law unconstitutional 19.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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In Sicily, on the hunt for the last mafia fugitive 19.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Cosa Nostra boss Matteo Messina Denaro has evaded arrest for 20 years. But for how much longer?

This morning, somewhere in western Sicily, Italy's most wanted mafia killer woke up in his gilded hideaway and probably logged on to Facebook, browsing fan pages that honour his courage, his cunning and the Robin Hood status many Sicilians have conferred on him.

"Cosa Nostra works for the poor and the oppressed, seeking, in its own way, to correct mistakes," states an adoring page named after him, without explaining exactly how the mafia corrects "mistakes".

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Judge sides with North Dakota, finds Minnesota renewable energy law is unconstitutional 19.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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The fight against fracking continues and I'm proud to rejoin it | Caroline Lucas 18.4.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
From UN reports to community protests, opposition to fossil fuels is plentiful. But we won't stop until the government changes tack It could be a village fete. There are rugs spread out, bunting, and several green gazebos. People are sitting on folding camp stools, and knowledgeable locals are keeping an eye on the Sussex skies for the first sign of rain. Only the placards and banners strike the wrong note. Because the villagers and visitors gathered together are here not to raise money for the church roof, but to try to stop a plan to drill for fossil fuels under their homes and fields. That was my first experience of the protest at Balcombe , last summer. It's been a long journey since then, via five hours in the cells of Crawley police station , months of preparing our case, and finally six days at the magistrates court in ...
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At the new, luxury Coachella, partyers take to the sky to get there 18.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
On climate, business as usual 18.4.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The world’s predicament on climate change reminds me of an old saying: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I ...
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Cloning advance using stem cells from human adult reopens ethical questions 18.4.2014 Washington Post
Scientists have grown stem cells from adults using cloning techniques for the first time — bringing them closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells that can be used to treat a whole host of ailments, from heart disease to ...
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CalCharge initiative may give battery makers energy synergy 18.4.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
The Bay Area teems with startups focused on creating advanced batteries that can store enough energy to run phones, cars - even buildings. [...] a unique collaboration between private companies and the federal government could make California the center of this fast-evolving industry. CalCharge hopes to give these startups a direct connection to the expertise of researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, both part of the U.S. Department of Energy. The technology could help integrate more renewable power onto the power grid or capture waste heat from industrial processes, such as making aluminum. Officials believe California, and the Bay Area in particular, could soon become a major market for storage technologies, the way it has for renewable power and electric cars. Last year, state officials ordered California's utility companies to buy 1.3 gigawatts of large-scale energy storage by the end of 2020. Finding partnersFarasis Energy in Hayward, ...
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Earth-size, ‘Goldilocks-zone’ planet found in distant solar system 18.4.2014 Washington Post
The hunt for Earth’s alien twin reached a new milestone with the discovery of a faraway exoplanet that’s not much bigger than our own globe and is theoretically capable of retaining liquid water. The planet is the first Earth-size sphere found outside our solar system that also resides in the “Goldilocks zone” — the habitable range where the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. In other words, the right conditions for life to potentially ...
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FDA warns against procedure to remove uterine fibroids; says it could spread hidden cancer 17.4.2014 Washington Post
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took the rare step of warning against a surgical procedure commonly used to remove uterine growths, saying that the practice risks spreading hidden cancers within a woman’s ...
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White House honors East Bay solar energy champion 17.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
An East-Bay man is set to receive honors from the White House today for co-founding the country's largest nonprofit solar installation company.
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India's smart city craze: big, green and doomed from the start? 17.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Twice the size of Mumbai, the 'smart city' of Dholera is one of dozens planned in India but critics say it will be built in a flood zone and will dispossess farmers. As investors pull out, will India's utopian experiment end in chaos? Imagine yourself in an Indian city where every home is connected to internet, gas, water and electricity via a smart grid. All citizens are linked to each other and to civic facilities in real time. The city uses renewable energy and its transport systems are controlled via central command centres to reduce traffic and pollution. In this city, there are no offensive smells, no noise, no dust, no heaving crowds. It is a smart city, the ideal city. And it exists: on paper. Its name is Dholera, and it is a key part of what you might call Indias 21st-century utopian urban experiment. Economists argue that the country desperately needs new cities: its urban population is expected to rise from 28% in 2001 to almost 36% in 2026, bringing the total number of people living in its ...
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State attorneys general take up fossil fuels boom as IPCC and feds lean green 17.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Days after the U.N.-backed climate change panel of scientists urged a radical shift toward wind and solar energy to slow accelerating greenhouse-gas pollution, U.S. state attorney generals on Wednesday focused on ramped-up production of fossil ...
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Keystone XL cops incompetent at all levels 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
US Department of State report on Keystone XL climate impacts displays shocking incompetence Continue reading...
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Letter to Pope Francis calling for fossil fuel divestment 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America urge the Pope to back a campaign to pull money out of the fossil fuel industry

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