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United Kingdom Coal Support Falling

Posted by Hadian 281 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://theenergycollective.com

First it was President Obama, standing before the American people at Georgetown University in June, telling us that it was time to act on climate. As one of the pillars of the climate action plan, President Obama pledged to end public financing for coal projects overseas, except in very specific situations. This was later backed up by a declaration by the Treasury Department.
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Two for One in Solar Power: New Process Could Revolutionize Solar Energy Harvesting

Posted by rdavtalab 283 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

Solar cells offer the opportunity to harvest abundant, renewable energy. Although the highest energy light occurs in the ultraviolet and visible spectrum, most solar energy is in the infrared. There is a trade-off in harvesting this light, so that solar cells are efficient in the infrared but waste much of the energy available from the more energetic photons in the visible part of the spectrum. ... Read More

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In Oklahoma, water, fracking - and a swarm of quakes

Posted by AHamed 286 days ago in Water Quality from http://kfgo.com

As part of his wide-ranging research, Holland is proposing to inject pressurized water into porous rock in an area already known to be earthquake-prone, to see whether injections of oil industry wastewater are contributing to a "swarm" of earthquakes rocking the state.

"This is a dramatic new rate of seismicity," Holland said in an interview. "We can't guarantee the earthquakes aren ... Read More

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Global water resources under increasing pressure from rapidly growing demands and climate change, according to new UN World Water Development Report | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Posted by Pooria 290 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.unesco.org

s demand for water increases across the globe, the availability of fresh water in many regions is likely to decrease because of climate change, warns the latest edition of the United Nations’ World Water Development Report (WWDR4). The Report ‘Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk’ was launched today at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille (France). It predicts that these pressures will exa ... Read More

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Super-Typhoon Haiyan Maintains Strength Crossing Philippines

Posted by rdavtalab 296 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

Super-Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the eastern Philippines as the strongest tropical cyclone of the year, and today, Nov. 8, is exiting the country and moving into the South China Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared data of Hiayan after it made landfall near Leyete, identifying the extent of its power. ... Read More

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Africa Water Utilities Lose as Much as $800 Million - Bloomberg

Posted by baeshen 299 days ago in Hydrology from http://www.bloomberg.com

This article looks into the fact that as much as 50 percent of the water produced in some African nations is never accounted for and states some possible causes/solutions ... Read More

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Dont let Arizonas water supply evaporate

Posted by wang 299 days ago in Hydrology from http://www.azcentral.com

The water supply of the massive Arizona canal system will not be able to support the demand by the year 2020.
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New Study Set to Change Fate of Flood Prone Areas

Posted by AHamed 299 days ago in Hydrology from http://sourceable.net

The 2011 Queensland floods affected more than 75 per cent of the state. Australia’s flood analysis information and flood behaviour data was scarce prior to the disaster, particularly for the state of Queensland. Previous flood models techniques were not complex enough to adequately simulate flooding situations.

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