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Cleveland Clinic partners with Venter’s firm for sequencing study

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter’s company has signed a broad collaboration agreement with the Cleveland Clinic to sequence and analyze de-identified blood samples from the health system’s patients, the two parties said on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take … Continue reading

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How Does Salmonella Get into Sushi?

Raw tuna is the suspected source of a new outbreak of Salmonella, but how does tuna become contaminated with the bacteria in the first place? Experts say that the Salmonella probably wasn’t living on the fish itself, but rather the … Continue reading

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Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. But researchers urge parents not to panic about the new findings.  “The … Continue reading

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Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative Gathers Steam

Clean Power Published on May 25th, 2015 by Sandy Dechert 0 May 25th, 2015 by Sandy Dechert  The Sustainable Energy for All initiative held its second annual Forum in the UN General Assembly Hall last week. SE4All is a multi-stakeholder … Continue reading

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Renewable energy alone cannot reverse global warming or make a sustainable …

Denmark has distinguished itself as the country moving the fastest toward the eventual replacement of fossil fuels. Its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050 is laudable, but the assumption that this path will reverse global warming while otherwise continuing … Continue reading

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Renewable energy trading set for big boost as SC upholds green obligation

Compulsory purchase of renewable energy got a major boost last week from a Supreme Court order, even though it is likely to increase the power cost for a host of industries dependent on captive power generation and direct purchase of … Continue reading

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Vietnam Slow To Start Up Renewable Energy

Vietnam Slow To Start Up Renewable Energy Playlist MP3 – 128.0kb/s – 8.0MB wav – 384.0kb/s – 23.9MB MP3 – 64.0kb/s – 4.0MB Vietnam might seem to be a good candidate for renewable energy projects. With plenty of sunshine and … Continue reading

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Anything but coal: solar the most popular energy source in Australia

Site manager Nick Wain at the Royalla Solar Farm, near Canberra. Photo: Matt Bedford Solar energy is the most popular source of electricity in Australia with more than three times the backing of coal-fired or nuclear power, a survey by … Continue reading

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Anything but coal: solar the most popular energy source in Australia

Site manager Nick Wain at the Royalla Solar Farm, near Canberra. Photo: Matt Bedford Solar energy is the most popular source of electricity in Australia with more than three times the backing of coal-fired or nuclear power, a survey by … Continue reading

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