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Ministers high on their war on drugs need a speedy cure | Simon Jenkins 1.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
A psychology of macho law-making dominates British drugs policy in defiance of both public opinion and common sense The government should ban all reports on drug legalisation . They get you hooked on rage. Evidence-based reform is a gateway substance to common sense. Just send a message: no thought means no. Parliaments response to this weeks report on the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act shows that psychoactive substances are the last taboo to afflict Britains elite. It has got over past obsessions with whipping, hanging, sodomy and abortion, but it is still stuck on drugs. There is no point in reading the latest research on drugs policy worldwide . It is spitting in the wind. The only research worth doing is on why drugs policy reduces British politicians to gibbering ...
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Final Week Spin 1.11.2014 FactCheck
With the midterm elections now just days away, many campaigns and outside groups are making their final appeals. And, as has been the case all election season, some of the claims miss the mark.
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashes after ‘anomaly’ during test, killing one 1.11.2014 Washington Post
A Virgin Galactic spacecraft intended to carry tourists crashed in the Mojave desert due to an “in-flight anomaly” during a test flight Friday, killing one person, the company said. The accident, the second this week involving a craft intended for spaceflight, left a trail of debris scattered across the Mojave. It was not known in the immediate aftermath what happened to SpaceShipTwo, but the company said in a statement that “a serious anomaly” had ...
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BDC Now: Honda is Raising the Bar for Car Commercials Everywhere 31.10.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Tired of the same old car commercials? Well, Honda has a treat for you. Watch its new commercial tell you two stories at once on today’s BDC Now, and read more about Ford’s new “black box” for police cruisers, the origins of bacon, how to talk to your barber, and the rise of solar power.
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Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They're Locally Owned, Report Finds 31.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
At last month's People's Climate March, among the most popular signs were ones supporting renewable energy like wind and solar as the best way to avoid a climate catastrophe. And because of the urgency of the situation, it's easy to think that we should be building up renewables as much as we can. But, from an economic point of view, it turns out that not all renewable energy is created equal. One main difference is between energy generators that are locally owned and ones owned by some faraway entity, and a new report from the Institute of Self-Reliance presents the details. The report, written by Senior Researcher John Farrell, makes two main points: Locally owned renewable energy projects create more economic benefits than absentee-owned projects, and they are less likely to encounter community opposition. By enacting policies to support local renewables, Farrell argues, states and counties stand to gain thousands of jobs and millions of dollars. Farrell's report presents striking data from an earlier ...
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Direct Action is like a dodgy laundry powder that never gets the climate clean 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australia passes new climate policy that fails to address the key problem of massive over use of fossil fuels

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation told to prepare for its demise 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Despite Abbott government instruction, the green bank says it is legally obliged to continue operating until legislated not to

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Will coal or solar power fuel Indias drive to bring electricity to its villages? 31.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversial Continue reading...
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Big East Anglia wind farm scaled back 31.10.2014 Financial Times: Energy
Fresh blow to renewables sector blamed on insufficient state subsidies
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Planning to make the most of renewables 31.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
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Swedish energy company Vattenfall plans sale of German coal operations 30.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Sale of coal mines and power plants would enable the state-owned energy company to meet its emissions targets without reducing pollution

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Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation 30.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can convert to heat more than 90 per cent of the sunlight it captures.
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China's obsession with vertical cities 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
By the end of next year one-in-three of the worlds 100m+ skyscrapers will be in China, as its state-orchestrated urbanisation drive prompts a megacity building bonanza In late September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat , a non-profit organisation that keeps the worlds largest database on skyscrapers, held its annual conference in Shanghai two years after its last meeting there. Weve never done that before, gone back to the same city, says Antony Wood, the councils executive director. But right now, most of the major advances in the typology, in design or in technical terms, are happening in China. As the global population rises and cities become more crowded, the fabric of urban centres is changing. Nowhere is the phenomenon more pronounced than in China, where a state-orchestrated urbanisation drive has prompted a megacity building bonanza characterised by skyscrapers and sprawl. By the end of 2015, one in three of the worlds buildings over 150-metres will be in China. Construction of ...
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Watership Down: the film that frightened me the most 30.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
A prescient bunny with apocalyptic visions leaves a young Phil Hoad terrified and turning tail out of a Newcastle cinema Ever since the Forrest family pet unexpectedly entered the food chain in Fatal Attraction, and Frank the mercury-faced leporid walked into Donnie Darkos waking dreams, rabbits have been officially nibbling around the edges of the horror genre. Right now, theyre at 46th place in the freakiness rankings, sandwiched between abandoned rocking chairs and wind-up music boxes (well below the likes of staring twins and evil clowns). But if there was a moment when the placid little critters first extended their range beyond merely cute, I like to think I was there, and wailing in raw, unfiltered, primal terror. That reaction was probably wasnt what Richard Adams had in mind when he wrote Watership Down in 1972, his homily to the timeless rhythms of rural England. I doubt Martin Rosen and John Hubley, directors of the 1978 film version, wanted to scare the bejesus out of their young audience ...
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Gold origami exerts strange power over light 30.10.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Sheets of gold one nanoparticle thick have been folded into tiny origami. Dubbed plasmene, the material has some of the weirdest optical properties ...
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Fukushima sets off green boom and glut as utilities choke on cost, hope for return of nuclear 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut 30.10.2014 AP Business
TOKYO (AP) -- Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry....
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Exelon behind pro-nuclear website in Illinois 30.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Exelon Corp. has stepped up lobbying in its effort to have state legislators reward the company's six nuclear plants in Illinois for producing electric power without emitting greenhouse gases. Three of the plants could be closed because of competition from cheaper forms of generating ...
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Market sought for tree-thinning wood in Washington 29.10.2014 AP Washington
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) -- Scientists are searching for the fuels of the future in high-tech laboratories around the world, but last week one research team debuted its new technology at a wood-chipping plant tucked in the forest outside Cle Elum....
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Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar Power 29.10.2014 WCCO: National
(Photo by Aizar Raldes/Getty Images)Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
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