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NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks Off-World Driving Record

NASA’s Opportunity rover on Mars has now boldly gone farther than any vehicle has before on the surface of another world, space agency officials announced today (July 28). As of Sunday (July 27), the Opportunity rover has driven 25.01 miles (40.2 … Continue reading

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Earth May Be in Early Days of 6th Mass Extinction

Earth may be in the early stages of a sixth mass extinction, an international team of scientists says. Animals and plants are threatened. More than 320 land vertebrates have gone extinct since 1500, the researchers said. The world’s remaining animals … Continue reading

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These Facial Features Matter Most to First Impressions

You may think you can judge a person you just met based on his or her facial expressions. Does a smile indicate a person is easygoing or insincere? Does squinting show concentration, or mistrust? First impressions of people — such … Continue reading

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Is There a Happiness Gene?

One secret to happiness may lie in genes, a new study suggests. Denmark and other Scandinavian countries regularly top world happiness rankings, and while many factors influence happiness, genetics may play a larger role than previously thought, according to the … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Renewable energy promotion a good opportunity to nurture local …

A recent survey jointly conducted by The Asahi Shimbun and Hitotsubashi University has found that 80 percent of municipalities throughout the country that responded to the questionnaire are willing to promote renewable energies for regional development. More than three years … Continue reading

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India confident in renewable energy relationship with UK

India confident in renewable energy relationship with UK Monday, July 28th, 2014 By Richard Heasman In a meeting in New Delhi, UK secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Davey has met with India’s power minister Piyush Goyal, … Continue reading

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Embrace the solar storm: Now’s the perfect time to expand renewable energy …

EDMONTON – Alberta needs to act now to take advantage of its huge, free, clean and largely untapped solar resource, an industry group says in a new report to the provincial government. According to the Canadian Solar Industries Association, there … Continue reading

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Report Ranks Electric Utility Companies’ Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency …

NV Energy, Xcel, PGE, Sempra and Edison International rank the highest for renewable energy sales, with renewable resources accounting for nearly 17 to 21 percent of their retail electricity sales in 2012, according to a report from Ceres and Clean … Continue reading

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Could Dinosaurs Have Survived the Impact that Killed Them?

The space rock that wiped out most of the dinosaurs may have had a colossal case of bad timing. If the impact had occurred a few million years earlier or later, more of the majestic beasts may have survived, scientists … Continue reading

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Expert calls on Pacific donor community to focus on renewable energy for shipping

Updated July 28, 2014 07:29:04 Photo: Fiji voyaging canoes sailing the traditional way (Uto Ni Yalo Trust) There’s been a call for international donors to adjust their priorities and invest in sustainable sea transport to reduce the Pacific’s reliance on … Continue reading

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