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We’ll Never See a Supercar Like the Bugatti Veyron Again 3.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
The Veyron stands as the apex of the old-school automobile, a testament to the power of technology used without conscience or ...
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Peace and Planet: The Wind and Rain of Nuclear Weapons Abolition 2.3.2015 Truthout.com
Wrecked framework of the Museum of Science and Industry in Hiroshima, Japan, shortly after the dropping of an atomic bomb on August 6th, 1945. (Photo: Everett Historical / Shutterstock.com ) In this address commemorating Bikini Day, March 1, 1954, the author lays out the strategy that will lead to the Peace and Planet Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World, to be held April 26 in New York, on the eve and first days of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Bikini Day Commemoration - Japan Council Against A- & H-Bombs (Gensuikyo) The 70th anniversary of the still-indescribable and unaccounted for crimes of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-bombings, and the 51st anniversary of the Bikini H-bomb test - 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bombs - provide opportunities for reflection. Equally important, they encourage us to redouble our commitments to eliminate these abominable weapons whose detonation - intentional or accidental - would ...
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Midwest manufacturers grow in February despite job losses 2.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
Manufacturers continue growth in February despite job and trade declines Midwest manufacturers grow in February despite job losses
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Should the UK be subsidising the world's first tidal lagoons? 2.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Company begins approval process for project that could power 1.5m homes in Wales, but concerns remain over enormity of scale and high electricity costs The company planning to build a series of massive tidal lagoons in the UK claim their project can generate electricity that will be competitive with offshore wind and nuclear power. But experts have urged the government to take a cautious approach to the massive capital investment. The world’s first tidal lagoon power station is ready to begin construction in Swansea, Wales should it attain planning approval. The project has been criticised for its exorbitant electricity costs, estimated to be £168/MWh. When the project begins generation in 2018, onshore wind will be producing electricity for less than half of this price ...
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Going Off the Rails: There's No Safe Way to Haul Oil by the Trainload 2.3.2015 Truthout.com
  When you play by their rules, you lose every time. Big Oil's Lethal Game, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib. When 27 CSX tanker cars loaded with fracked North Dakota crude tumbled onto a West Virginia riverbank on President’s Day, the ensuing fireballs leveled a house and forced hundreds of people to flee amid a heavy snowstorm. Even though 19 of the derailed cars — each carrying 30,000 gallons of oil — erupted into flames, nobody died in this particular disaster. But it may have fired a fatal shot into the argument that trains can “safely” haul crude across North America. After most of these increasingly frequent accidents, critics urge the government to make operators use “safer” tanker cars. Yet the cars that went off the rails, exploded into flames, and then smoldered for days alongside the Kanawha River were the new-and-improved model . Slower speeds are also billed as a way to increase oil train safety. Yet this one was chugging along at just 33 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone when it ...
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February report: Economic growth likely in Midwest, Plains 2.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new report suggests economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, including Minnesota.
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British public thinks wind power subsidies are 14 times higher than reality 2.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Polling for renewable energy trade body finds misconceptions around wind power despite popular support for the technology

The UK public believes that wind power subsidies paid by consumers are many times higher than they actually are, according to polling for the industry.

A survey questioned 2,000 people for industry body RenewableUK about what they thought payments for wind farms added to fuel bills, and found the average estimate was £259 for a typical £1,300 dual-fuel energy bill.

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Under the sun: Australia's largest solar farm set to sprout in a Queensland field 2.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

A sea of glass panels may soon be sprawling across a paddock in Queensland’s Darling Downs cranking out two gigawatts of energy – 100 times more than the largest solar farm in Australia today – and a former top flight barrister is the unusual shining light behind its development

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Sturgeon calls for wind power boost 1.3.2015 BBC: Business
UK government budgets for offshore wind are unlikely to support Scotland's future ambitions to develop the industry, the first minister says.
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East Philips residents back 'green zone' 1.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Neighborhood pushes back as city seeks to move in a maintenance yard.
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Small ethanol plants struggle for an edge 1.3.2015 Star Tribune: Business
As production plants have grown larger and more efficient, small, older ethanol plants risk being left behind.
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Getting primal with Mark Sisson 28.2.2015 LA Times: Health
Unless you've been living in a cave, you've probably heard of the primal/paleo diets.
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The Economic Rise Of China Is Pretty Significant 28.2.2015 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. BEIJING—Seen from the Chinese capital as the Year of the Sheep starts, the malaise affecting the West seems like a mirage in a galaxy far, far away. On the other hand, the China that surrounds you looks all too solid and nothing like the embattled nation you hear about in the Western media, with its falling industrial figures, its real estate bubble, and its looming environmental disasters. Prophecies of doom notwithstanding, as the dogs of austerity and war bark madly in the distance, the Chinese caravan passes by in what President Xi Jinping calls "new normal" mode. "Slower" economic activity still means a staggeringly impressive annual growth rate of 7 percent in what is now the globe's leading economy . Internally, an immensely complex economic restructuring is underway as consumption overtakes investment as the main driver of economic development. At 46.7 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), the service economy has pulled ahead of ...
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Will Power Plant Rules Cause Blackouts? 28.2.2015 FactCheck
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told Congress her agency's proposed rules governing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will not affect the reliability of electricity service. That's debatable.
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Why Keystone stays alive 28.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
President Barack Obama last week vetoed legislation that would have greenlighted the Keystone XL pipeline, linking Canadian oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Senate lacks the votes to override Obama's veto. Yet Keystone isn't dead. Both Democrats and Republicans have an interest ...
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Waste not, want not: how the rubbish industry learned to look beyond landfill 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

With rise of incineration and heavy taxes, refuse management has evolved beyond mere dumps – but sector experts warn of complacency over recycling

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New powers for Wales dismissed as third-rate devolution 27.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Plaid Cymru claims package of powers set out in ‘St David’s Day agreement’ leaves Welsh devolution lagging behind Scotland and Northern Ireland A Westminster proposal to give Wales more control of energy policy – including over fracking and onshore wind farms – and clearing the way for 16-year-olds to vote has been dismissed as “third-rate” and “disappointing” in comparison to Scottish devolution. The UK coalition government described the “St David’s Day agreement” , announced by David Cameron and Nick Clegg on Friday and which includes guaranteed minimum funding for Wales, as a strong blueprint for the future of the country. . @walesoffice St David's Day command paper - giving Wales a stronger voice over its own affairs http://t.co/3bGMpOabRf #powersforapurpose However, Wales is still not being treated with the same respect as that being afforded to Scotland #devolution Announcement underway. pic.twitter.com/RXUQjFkGv9 'I've heard no good argument as to why Wales should accept 3rd rate devolution' ...
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The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape 27.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
For decades the leading nature writer has been collecting unusual words for landscapes and natural phenomena – from aquabob to zawn. It’s a lexicon we need to cherish in an age when a junior dictionary finds room for ‘broadband’ but has no place for ‘bluebell’ Eight years ago, in the coastal township of Shawbost on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis, I was given an extraordinary document. It was entitled “Some Lewis Moorland Terms: A Peat Glossary”, and it listed Gaelic words and phrases for aspects of the tawny moorland that fills Lewis’s interior. Reading the glossary, I was amazed by the compressive elegance of its lexis, and its capacity for fine discrimination: a caochan, for instance, is “a slender moor-stream obscured by vegetation such that it is virtually hidden from sight”, while a feadan is “a small stream running from a moorland loch”, and a fèith is “a fine vein-like watercourse running through peat, often dry in the summer”. Other terms were striking for their visual poetry: rionnach maoim ...
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Exelon-backed bill seeks $2 more a month for nuclear power plants 27.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Electricity users would have to dip into their pockets a little more to help cover costs of Exelon's nuclear power plants under legislation unveiled Thursday that the influential corporation maintained would save jobs and keep service steady and ...
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Nuclear power: The future or the past? 27.2.2015 BBC: Business
Has nuclear power had its day?
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