Energy

Pacific Islanders Threatened by Climate Change Face a Legal Black Hole

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For Ursula Rakova, climate change isn’t a theory—it’s a tangible threat that has been encroaching upon her ancestral home on the Carterets Islands for decades now. Global warming has forced the 2700 members of her community off the coast of Papua New Guinea to forge new lives on higher ground. Indigenous communities make up five percent of the world’s population, ... Read More »

The Power Of The Press: CSIRO Installs Solar Panel Printer

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Solar technology In Australia took a step forward recently, with the installation of a machine that can print solar panels. Amy McQuire reports. Printable solar panels could power our laptops and rooftops – even our skyscrapers – sooner than we think after a new solar-cell printer, the nation’s largest, was recently installed at the CSIRO. The printer, worth $200,000 and ... Read More »

Water Pressures in Central Asia

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Growing tensions in the Ferghana Valley are exacerbated by disputes over shared water resources. To address this, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan urgently need to step back from using water or energy as a coercive tool and focus on reaching a series of modest, bilateral agreements, pending comprehensive resolution of this serious problem. Political rivalries, economic competition, heightened nationalism and mistrust ... Read More »

Pelé unveils unique football pitch where players’ energy produces electricity

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Brazillian football legend launches a revolutionary artificial pitch that converts players’ energy into electricty to power Rio de Janeiro favela Brazilian football legend Pelé has unveiled the first football pitch to use players’ energy to produce electricity in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The so-called King of Football visited Morro da Mineira favela in the city to launch the ... Read More »

Israel eyes pipeline to export natural gas to southern Europe

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VILNIUS, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Israel’s foreign minister said on Wednesday the preferred way to export its recently discovered natural gas reserves to Europe would be via a pipeline to southern Europe. Israel initially looked to export most of its reserves in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG) but after potential Australian investor Woodside Petroleum, an LNG specialist, bailed out ... Read More »

Hungary’s Navracsics to be Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship

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European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled on Wednesday the next European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. The team will have to be approved by the European Parliament. As it turns out Hungary’s Tibor Navracsics will not be Commissioner for Trade or Commissioner for Customs, as suggested by previous press reports – Juncker surprisingly picked him to be Commissioner for Education, ... Read More »

A Whole Bunch of Radioactive Material Has Gone Missing In the Worst Possible Place

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The news: Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding highly radioactive material mysteriously disappeared while in transport in the western region of the country on Sept. 2. Yes, you read that right. Radioactive material, which is sometimes used to build makeshift bombs, is missing in a region only a few thousand miles from Iraq, Iran and Syria. A container ... Read More »

Israel Steals Gaza’s Offshore Natural Gas: $15 Billion Deal with Jordan

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While Gazans suffer from daily power shutdowns, Israel is signing an important deal to sell gas to Jordan, gas which, researchers say, was stolen from Palestinians. In addition to confiscating Palestine’s energy resources, Israel has destroyed Gaza’s only power station in its latest military offensive. On July 29, 2014, RT reported: Over a million people in Gaza could be without ... Read More »