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  • Is There Another Way to Achieve Sustainable Nuclear Fusion Energy?

    A paper describing a “new path” to fusion energy has been published in the latest edition of Chemical Physical Letters. Entitled, “Quantum controlled fusion,” it proposes an alternative to thermonuclear fusion as a way to achieve a sustainable commercial fusion reactor. The approach taken by researchers at Rice University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Chile,

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  • Research Moves Closer to Carbon Capture Smokestack Solution

    Carbon capture is the one back-end technology we have to make it possible to use fossil fuels to produce energy far into the future. You would think, therefore, that the energy industry, and in particular, fossil fuel producers would be gung-ho to spend hundreds of millions if not billions to make the technology viable. But

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  • The Front Line of Climate Change is Apparent in The Solomon Islands

    In a newly released paper appearing in Environmental Research Letters, researchers from The University of Queensland, University of Wollongong, University of the Sunshine Coast and CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere in Australia, describe the disappearance of five of the Solomon Islands with six more suffering from dramatic land area reductions. The Solomon Islands in the Pacific

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  • Post-COP21 Emission Reduction Pledges are Inadequate – Why?

    For ten millennia preceding the Industrial Revolution the Earth has had a healthy carbon balance. Forests, soil and other vegetation roughly balanced the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) entering the atmosphere. The ocean also was an effective carbon sink with an appropriate mean temperature that allowed for CO2 absorption to balance naturally produced CO2. But

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  • Will a 2 Celsius Warming Prove Dangerous? Ocean Circulation Models Say Yes

    Studying climate is not something we invented in the 20th and 21st century. Humans have been observing environmental change associated with climate since the early 19th century when scientists first began to understand the property of gases. They noted that some trapped heat. Scientists also studied the field of geomorphology, the forces in nature that

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  • If We Are not Going to Burn Coal is There Another Reason to Mine It?

    According to a team of researchers from Penn State University, there are rare-earth elements to be found in coal seams. This has been known for awhile but extracting them was seen as too costly to warrant the investment. But ion exchange, a chemical process, could change all that making rare-earth element extraction from coal both

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  • So the Oceans are Worth $24 Trillion U.S.

    It is good to know that we humans have done our audit and determined what the oceans are worth. The chief architect putting a price tag to 70% of the planet is Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, an Australian marine scientist and director of the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute. Totaling up the ocean’s assets which include

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