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Russia, Bolivia agree to cooperate in nuclear energy

World Nuclear News - 1 hour 3 min ago
Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bolivian ministry of hydrocarbons and energy on cooperation for the peaceful uses of atomic energy. The document was signed by Sergey Kirienko, Rosatom director general, and Luis Alberto Sanchez, Bolivia's energy minister.

Demolition at former plutonium plant

World Nuclear News - 1 hour 8 min ago
A US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management project to demolish and decontaminate the site of the world's first plutonium processing facility at the USA's Los Alamos National Laboratory has reached a milestone with the demolition of a key building.

Facility expansion broadens Tecnatom's capabilities

World Nuclear News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom has inaugurated an extension to its facility near Madrid. The new building houses an emergency support centre which will provide support in the event of an accident at a nuclear power plant.

New UK high-temperature research facility planned

World Nuclear News - 3 hours 10 min ago
Amec Foster Wheeler has been selected to lead a project to set up a new high-temperature facility in the UK for testing materials used in current and future nuclear reactors. It will be funded by a government research grant.

Warmist Laments Climate Debate: Ted Cruz 1, Sierra Club 0 – ‘This exchange displays a shocking lack of knowledge about climate change’ from the Sierra Club

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 18:31
http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2015/10/ted-cruz-1-sierra-club-0/   He asks Mair about the satellite temperature record, which he says has shown no warming during the last 18 years. Mair should recognize this as a common, largely discredited attack on climate science. While it is true temperatures spiked during 1998 due to a very strong El Nino, if one does not cherry [...]

Cruz vs warmist. It’s ugly:  ‘Warmists really are not comfortable in debates, have you noticed?’

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 16:37

Sierra Club Prez Squirms, Consults, Ignores Cruz’s Satellite Data Questions – ‘he looks like Al Capone on trial’

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 13:49
http://www.mrctv.org/blog/watch-sierra-club-prez-squirm-and-repeatedly-ignore-cruzs-questions-satellite-data   Cruz’s legal lesson seems especially fitting, since Mair looks and sounds like a mobster seeking and getting advice from counsel – then repeatedly pleading “The Fifth” to avoid self-incrimination. Watch the Sierra Club president stuck in a loop when he can’t handle – or even acknowledge – the truth.

Microbial firewall against euxinia [Ecology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 13:21
Seasonal oxygen depletion (hypoxia) in coastal bottom waters can lead to the release and persistence of free sulfide (euxinia), which is highly detrimental to marine life. Although coastal hypoxia is relatively common, reports of euxinia are less frequent, which suggests that certain environmental controls can delay the onset of euxinia....

Sec. Of State Kerry: ‘We Have Climate Refugees Today’

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:46
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/kerry-we-have-climate-refugees-today   “There are people who have to leave where they were living because the drought is so significant they can’t grow food, or they’ve lost their water, or there are fights over wells in certain places and so they have to move in order to find a place. There are climate refugees in the [...]

Obama creates new position ‘dedicated solely to messaging the global warming agenda’

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:16

Benefits to the Weatherization Assistance Program’s Energy Efficiency Investments Four Times the Costs

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:00
https://energyathaas.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/weatherization-assistance-program/   We have spent many hours poring over these opaque documents. Our judgment is that many of the DOE’s conclusions are based on dubious assumptions, invalid extrapolations, the invention of a new formula to measure benefits that does not produce meaningful results, and no effort to evaluate statistical significance. Using the DOE’s findings, we [...]

Ted Cruz Presses Sierra Club On Global Warming Pause

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 08:56
http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/06/ted-cruz-presses-sierra-club-on-global-warming-pause-video/   Cruz then asked again if Mair was unwilling to answer the question. The Sierra Club chief replied, “We concur with the preponderance of the evidence — you’re asking me if we’ll take 3 percent over the 97 percent? Of course not.”   After a repeated back-and-forth, an exasperated Cruz concluded, “You know, Mr. [...]

France, Japan seek deeper nuclear cooperation

World Nuclear News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 08:32
The prime ministers of France and Japan attended high-level talks in Tokyo on enhancing nuclear cooperation between the two countries. The talks included cooperation in nuclear safety and research on decommissioning nuclear facilities.

Russia and Armenia to share nuclear safety information

World Nuclear News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 08:17
Russia and Armenia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the exchange of information related to nuclear and radiation safety. The agreement was signed yesterday in Yerevan by Sergey Kirienko, director general of Rosatom, and Yervand Zakharyan, Armenia's energy minister.

Draft climate agreement presented to governments

World Nuclear News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 07:07
The United Nations (UN) working group tasked with negotiating a new universal climate change agreement has issued the first comprehensive draft of the agreement in the lead-up to the forthcoming COP 21 climate change conference.

Documents Reveal Dem Efforts to Discredit EPA Critics: Emails and talking points memos detail ways to ‘sow doubts about our opponents motives’

Climate Depot - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 06:37
http://freebeacon.com/issues/documents-reveal-dem-efforts-to-discredit-epa-critics/ Aides to a dozen Democratic governors and the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial advocacy arm circulated talking points and political messaging memos on EPA’s new power plant regulations that laid out ways to “sow doubts about our opponents [sic] motives,” in the words of one of those memos. The previously unreported documents, obtained by the Energy [...]

Towards smarter nuclear export controls

World Nuclear News - Wed, 10/07/2015 - 03:26

It is time to review and improve the functioning of nuclear export controls by introducing a risk-based approach and by providing guidance that will help small companies especially understand and deliver on their obligations, writes Sandro Zero.

NYT’s Andrew Revkin Admits UN IPCC Operates Like Religion: Process ‘is not too dissimilar to the white smoke rising from a Vatican chimney’

Climate Depot - Tue, 10/06/2015 - 19:29
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