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  • Which Form of Energy is the Cheapest?

    16 October 2014, 11:47 pm

    Which kind of power is the cheapest? Listen to energy companies, and they'll insist that traditional forms like gas and coal are the way to go. Of course, they have money invested in keeping the existing systems in business. That's why the European Union…
  • Abundant natural gas will not slow climate change according to new study

    16 October 2014, 7:22 am

    A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide over the long term,…
  • Can renewables supply 100% of world's power by 2050?

    16 October 2014, 7:08 am

    A global low-carbon energy economy is not only feasible - it could actually double electricity supply by 2050, while also reducing air and water pollution, according to new research. Even though photovoltaic power requires up to 40 times more copper than…
  • Mom was right, eating breakfast is important!

    15 October 2014, 1:51 pm

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many teens skip breakfast, which increases their likelihood of overeating and eventual weight gain. Statistics show that the number of adolescents struggling with obesity, which elevates the…
  • Could California Be Facing A Mega-Drought?

    15 October 2014, 10:29 am

    Agriculture, one of California’s strongest pillars, has taken the biggest hit: the drought will cost at least $2.2 billion in agricultural losses this year alone. Fields of dead almond trees and dried-out crops are a common sight in central California these…
  • How Birds Cope with Turbulence

    15 October 2014, 7:56 am

    Researchers set out to examine how soaring birds such as eagles, vultures, and kites, are able to fly in 'gusty' turbulent flight conditions that would keep a light aircraft grounded. They gave a captive steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis), called 'Cossack', its…
  • Methane sink discovered in oceanic rock

    15 October 2014, 7:35 am

    Since the first undersea methane seep was discovered 30 years ago, scientists have meticulously analyzed and measured how microbes in the seafloor sediments consume the greenhouse gas methane as part of understanding how the Earth works.…

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