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US Salamander Hotspot Could Fall to New Disease

A newly described fungal disease is killing salamanders and newts in Europe and could soon land on U.S. shores, according to a major new study. The disease invades the skin of salamanders and newts, and is related to another fungus … Continue reading

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Magma ‘Pancakes’ May Have Fueled Toba Supervolcano

The most catastrophic volcanic eruption in the last 2 million years may owe its superpower to stacks of hot molten rock layered like the jelly filling inside a sky-high wedding cake. By recording tiny natural vibrations, scientists have built the … Continue reading

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Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die … Continue reading

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Skin-eating Asian fungus imperils world’s salamanders

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A skin-eating fungus that infiltrated Europe through the global wildlife trade is threatening to inflict massive losses on the continent’s native salamanders including extinction of whole species and could do the same in North … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Act on the anvil

New Delhi: Government has decided to come up with a Renewable Energy Act to streamline power generation, supply and tariff and help attract more investment. The concrete policy related to the Act would come in place by February next year … Continue reading

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An update on America’s renewable energy development

I admit, it always jars my patriotism when I see data indicating that China is leading the U.S., or the world, in some genuinely progressive and laudable endeavor. Our U.S.’ second place (or lower, at times) is particularly grating when … Continue reading

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Cayman Renewable Energy Association launches

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Bank’s geothermal guarantee for Kenya will encourage private financing for … – Out

According to the AfDB, “this mitigation of perceived political risks will promote foreign direct investment in Kenya” and encourage private financing for power generation. The PRG is for the first 105 megawatts (MW) of electricity to be generated by plants … Continue reading

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In Michigan, the time for renewable energy is now

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Kilauea Lava Flow Consumes Cemetery, Reaches Town

Weeks of grim waiting ended yesterday (Oct. 28) for two homeowners in Hawaii’s Pahoa village, as they became the first to lose their yards and fences to Kilauea volcano’s relentless river of lava. The June 27 lava flow now threatens … Continue reading

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