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Warmists Guilt Trip Americans Over Fourth of July picnics – ‘Firing up grills dumps up to 882 million pounds of carbon pollution into the atmosphere’

Climate Depot - 13 hours 5 min ago

New legal challenge for Hinkley Point C

World Nuclear News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:23
A group of ten German and Austrian renewable energy suppliers and municipalities plans to file a lawsuit against European Commission approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.

Hydraulic engineering facility contract signed for Akkuyu plant

World Nuclear News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 09:23
A contract has been signed for the design and construction of offshore hydraulic engineering structures designed to process seawater for cooling Turkey's planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

German government partners agree on energy policy

World Nuclear News - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 08:56
Germany's coalition government parties have agreed on measures to enable the country to meet its 2020 carbon emission targets while transitioning to renewable energy sources. As part of the deal, some coal-fuelled power plants will be shut down with others kept in reserve in case of energy shortages.

Salicylate biosynthesis control [Plant Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:59
The plant hormone salicylic acid (SA) is essential for local defense and systemic acquired resistance (SAR). When plants, such as Arabidopsis, are challenged by different pathogens, an increase in SA biosynthesis generally occurs through transcriptional induction of the key synthetic enzyme isochorismate synthase 1 (ICS1). However, the regulatory mechanism for...

Unique dsRNA mycovirus from A. fumigatus [Microbiology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:59
We report the discovery and characterization of a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) mycovirus isolated from the human pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus fumigatus tetramycovirus-1 (AfuTmV-1), which reveals several unique features not found previously in positive-strand RNA viruses, including the fact that it represents the first dsRNA (to our knowledge) that is...

Anomalous water inside the SecY translocon [Biophysics and Computational Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:59
The heterotrimeric SecY translocon complex is required for the cotranslational assembly of membrane proteins in bacteria and archaea. The insertion of transmembrane (TM) segments during nascent-chain passage through the translocon is generally viewed as a simple partitioning process between the water-filled translocon and membrane lipid bilayer, suggesting that partitioning is...

Lin28b regulates timing of cochlear development [Developmental Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:59
Proper tissue development requires strict coordination of proliferation, growth, and differentiation. Strict coordination is particularly important for the auditory sensory epithelium, where deviations from the normal spatial and temporal pattern of auditory progenitor cell (prosensory cell) proliferation and differentiation result in abnormal cellular organization and, thus, auditory dysfunction. The molecular...

NY Times: Cuba’s Communism Was Good For The Environment

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:11

NuScale SMR licensing schedule outlined

World Nuclear News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:34
The would-be builders and owners of the first NuScale small modular reactor (SMR) have confirmed they plan to submit a design certification application to US regulators by the end of 2016 and an application for a combined construction and operation licence (COL) in late 2017 or early 2018.

Croatian firm confirms interest in Finnish project

World Nuclear News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:09
Croatian company Migrit Energija has confirmed that it plans to take a stake in the Hanhikivi nuclear power plant project in Finland. However, the Finnish economy ministry has requested more details about the company as it considers the shareholding.

Russia's Tenex targets 40% market share by 2030

World Nuclear News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:50
Russia expects to increase its share of the global market in products for the front-end of the nuclear fuel cycle by 10% in the next 15 years, thanks to the integrated nature of Rosatom's subsidiaries, according to the head of Techsnabexport (Tenex).
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