Energy

Solar Power Breakthrough
August 1, 2007 06:17 PM - Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News, Private Landowner Network

Nanotech materials - made from bits of materials in the dimensional realm of 1 -100 nanometers (nm)(nm= one billionth of a meter) - are in the early stages of offering breakthrough opportunities in energy storage and conversion of one form of energy to another - sunlight to electric power for instance.

Westinghouse Seals Mega China Nuclear Deal
July 24, 2007 12:00 AM - Chen Aizhu and Jim Bai, Reuters

U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric signed on Tuesday a multi-billion-dollar deal with Chinese partners to build four nuclear reactors in eastern China, finalising a pact agreed between Beijing and Washington seven months ago.

From Wales, a Box to Make Biofuel from Car Fumes
July 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Szabo, Reuters

The world's richest corporations and finest minds spend billions trying to solve the problem of carbon emissions, but three fishing buddies in North Wales believe they have cracked it.

Brazil To Build Dams Despite Bolivian Concerns
July 17, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Despite Bolivian concerns about the environmental impact of two dams slated for construction in the Amazon region, Brazil's foreign minister said Friday they would be built as planned.

Preservationists Fear Major Power Lines Coming to U.S. National Parks
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press

Preservationists worry that a 2005 law that gave U.S. regulators new authority over where massive power lines are built could put hundreds of national and state parks and other protected sites in the Northeast and Southwest in or near their path.

Harnessing the Sun: Facts and Myths about Solar Power
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Michelle Xiarhos Curran

Energy costs continue to rise. Health problems are increasingly being linked to poor air quality. And as the summer sun bears down on much of the country, it's no wonder that more and more people are harnessing the sun's energy to power their homes.

Ugandan Refugees Go Online
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters

Refugees forced into crowded camps by northern Uganda's two-decade civil war need many things: food, doctors, toilets, bore holes for drinking water, schools -- and computers?

Palm Oil Firms Burning Indonesia Forests
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Adhityani Arga, Reuters

Palm oil companies are burning peat forests to clear land for plantations in Indonesia's Riau province, despite government pledges to end forest fires, environment group Greenpeace said on Thursday.

Activists Hope To Start Bike-Sharing in New York
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Karen Brettell, Reuters

New York City may seem like an unlikely place to leave bicycles out for people to ride for free, but some activists are hoping residents can learn to share bikes like Europeans to ease congestion and pollution.

Sheeps Being Trained to Weed Vineyards
July 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Michelle Locke, Associated Press

Enthusiastic and unpicky eaters, sheep are already being used in some vineyards as a green alternative to tractors. They don't use gasoline and keep down weeds -- a necessary task to deter pests and keep vines healthy -- sans herbicides.

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