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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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Balcombe's close encounter with fracking has a silver lining 17.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Being the village at the centre of a national debate on energy production has made us think about our own responsibility Continue reading...
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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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New 220-mile Minnesota powerline would bring power from Manitoba 17.4.2014 Twincities.com: Local

Minnesota Power officials Wednesday said they have formally applied for state and federal permits to build the proposed 220-mile Great Northern high voltage electric transmission line across northern Minnesota.

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Epic Photos Expose Mankind’s Uneasy Relationship With Water 17.4.2014 Wired Top Stories
Ed Burtynsky’s Water project is a jaw-dropping survey in photos and film about the most essential substance to life on ...
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Fish helped grow these greens (Cached) 17.4.2014 Durango Herald
In the mountain climate between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs, farmer Matt Brewer plans to harvest 400 to 600 of pounds of leafy greens each week from just one of his aquaponic greenhouses this summer. At Chimney Rock Farms on the Piedra River, Brewer has built two commercial-scale aquaponic greenhouses that house fish tanks and thousands...
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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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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis 17.4.2014 NPR News
A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.
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Frankie Dettori looks to 1,000 Guineas after Sandiva's Nell Gwyn win 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Richard Fahey's filly can end Italian's classic drought
Godolphin have proper Derby prospect in True Story

It still jars just a little to see Frankie Dettori mid-air in his trademark celebration wearing something other than Godolphin blue, above all at a track as traditional and memory-laden as the Rowley Mile at Newmarket. Yet it could soon seem commonplace thanks to Dettori's new role as first jockey to Al Shaqab Racing, one of the rising forces in international Flat racing, and he made an ideal start to his first full season in the job when Sandiva took the Group Three Nell Gwyn Stakes here on Wednesday.

Sandiva, from Richard Fahey's stable in Yorkshire, was the best in the 15-strong field on last year's form, but had a tricky draw towards the middle of the track to overcome, in addition to several promising runners from some of Newmarket's most powerful yards.

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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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We can't be too fussy when it comes to green energy 16.4.2014 New Scientist: Living World
Germany is the greenest of industrialised nations when it comes to power generation, but its current struggle shows how difficult such choices can ...
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Plants the key to removing 63m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 16.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Biomass carbon capture and storage will play an important role in keeping the rise in temperature to less than 2C

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IKEA Assembles a Sustainability Program 16.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
IKEA is making its first wind-energy investment in the U.S.: It's buying a 98-megawatt wind farm in Hoopeston, Ill., about 110 miles south of Chicago.
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Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project 16.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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The Spending Bender Also Known as the 'Tax Extender' 16.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Congress must quit renewing the 'temporary' tax breaks that turn into perpetual giveaways to interest groups.
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Turns Out, You Can Make Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Cities 16.4.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in The Atlantic Cities and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Solar panels have always made sense in cities that get a lot of sun, at least intuitively. But in recent years, scientists have figured out ways to make them more useful for perpetually gloomy cities like London and Seattle. The solution comes down to organic photovoltaics . Unlike traditional solar panels, made of silicon, OPV cells are made of organic semiconductors, which can be 3D-printed or coated over large areas, as seen in the video below. The promise of OPV's isn't necessarily that they'd produce more power than traditional panels, but that they're more efficient at generating power from limited lighting. Silicon cells require direct sunlight (rays must shine at at least 90 degrees) before they start outputting energy. But newer technologies like OPV generate energy regardless of the angle of the rays. On a cloudy day, though there is less sunlight overall, rays still hit the ...
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Top 10 eco homes: Plummerswood 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Our expert panel have created a shortlist of 10 houses all in the running for the title of UK's best eco home. Between 21-24 April, we're inviting you to vote for your favourite. Day six: Plummerswood, a Brettstapel structure on the Scottish borders

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1. Marsh House in Nottingham
2. Princedale road in London
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Biofuels: Wasted energy 15.4.2014 Financial Times: Analysis
Muddled EU climate policies mean that pioneering companies seeking to produce low-emission transport fuel from waste may quit the continent
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Plane 'flies forever' without a drop of fuel 15.4.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Flight pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have unveiled a sun-powered plane that will attempt the first round-the-world solar flight.
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