"Everyone is Switched on Here"tnr
..calculations by the Öko-Institute, 34 grams of CO2 are emitted per generated kWh in Germany ..other..studies show much higher figures - up to 60 g CO2 per kWh. a nuclear power station
of standard size (1,250MW operating at 6,500 hours/annum) indirectly emits between 376,000 million tonnes
(Germany) and 1,300,000 mt
(other countries) of CO2 per year...
November launch of Ballard fuel cell-powered buses
sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology...
... when it comes to renewables, the U.S. may risk falling behind in areas beyond automobiles. London-based JPMorgan analyst Andreas Willi believes that despite the U.S. having some of the most advanced wind power technology, an unfavorable political environment has discouraged business.
, China .. 30 million solar [hot water] households
60% of the world capacity ..
In Ganyao, a village in eastern Zhejiang Province, bathing used to mean a dip in the local creek or a trip to a communal bathhouse, says 55-year-old Hu Xingying. But for $145 three years ago, Ms. Hu bolted a sleek contraption of glass tubes linked to a green water tank onto the tiled roof of her farmhouse and now enjoys hot showers inside..napavalleyregisternapavalleyregisterworldwatch
April 3 that it has discovered China's largest "marine facies" gas field in western Sichuan ..
..Puguang Gas Field has a proven gas reserve of 251.1 billion cubic meters (bcm) with 188.3 bcm
recoverable Chinese gas fields with reserves over 200 bcm = 5
annual output of the new field 4 bcm 2008, and 8 bcm 2010.worldwatch
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8634 2005 was the warmest year
on record, the start of 2006 has brought extreme cold temperatures to parts of Europe and Asia. Russia, Ukraine and Poland have blamed scores of deaths on the freezing weather.
In Moscow, Russia, temperatures below -30°C are the lowest in decades and a similar chill is holding the Baltic countries in its grip.
A cold snap earlier in January brought some of the heaviest snowfall on record to Japan
Brent North Sea crude closed at $71.46 a barrel on Monday. That was up 89 cents from Thursday's closing level in London, and just off a new high reached earlier on Monday of $71.62.
if pro-government activists in Venezuela engage in any more ''thuggish'' activities against U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield..
..last Friday when his convoy was pelted with eggs, tomatoes and other food
. The convoy was also pummeled by motorcyclists during a miles-long chase through Caracas.
''If we see an incident like this again, I think that there are going to be serious diplomatic consequences .. " Sean McCormack
shiites demand bush’s resignation: claim he’s controlled by religious fanatic
s By Don Davis
In a dramatic turn of events, the warring Shiite factions in Iraq have temporarily “buried the hatchet,” and banded together to demand that George W. Bush immediately resign as President of the United States.tor.eff Tor is
a network of virtual tunnels ..improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features...
Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them .., or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked
by their local Internet providers. Tor's hidden services let users publish web sites
and other services without needing to reveal the location
of the site...
Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use Tor to allow their workers to connect to their home website while they're in a foreign country, without notifying everybody nearby that they're working with that organization.
Groups such as Indymedia recommend Tor
for safeguarding their members' online privacy and security. Activist groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are supporting Tor's
development as a mechanism for maintaining civil liberties online. Corporations use Tor as a safe way to conduct competitive analysis, and to protect sensitive procurement patterns from eavesdroppers. They also use it to replace traditional VPNs, which reveal the exact amount and timing of communication
Mapusaurus roseae, biggest carnivore 11 metres..
The study compared adult and old rats, and the latter were fed a standard diet or a diet supplemented for 12 weeks with omega-3 PUFA
at 270 mg/kg/day (ratio EPA to DHA 1.5:1). Ageing was associated with decreases in the GluR2 and NR2B subunits in all structures. These decreases were fully reversed
by omega-3 PUFA supplementation.
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