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Replacement steam generators arrive at Cruas 1

World Nuclear News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:48
Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered three replacement steam generators for unit 1 of the Cruas nuclear power plant in south-western France. They will be installed later this year during a scheduled maintenance outage.

UN REPORT: Courts Are An ‘Important Tool’ To Impose Global Warming Laws

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:48
By MICHAEL BASTASCH A United Nations report published Wednesday highlights the legal risks that opponents say President Donald Trump faces if he does not withdraw from Paris climate agreement. The Paris Agreement could be used to force governments, including the Trump administration, “that have adopted climate-oriented laws to implement them,” reads the UN Environmental Program report on global warming litigation. The report [...]

Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘The case for nixing the Paris Agreement’ – ‘CO2 is a benefit to humanity’

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:45
By William Happer – – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The United States should withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. For too long, well-meaning policymakers have been misled by propaganda, masquerading as science, that more atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) will harm the planet. Paris represents the culmination of this campaign. The pact extends into perpetuity, its very terms dispensing with [...]

Chris Horner: ‘Send the Paris climate deal to die in the Senate’

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:31
President Trump will attend the G7 Summit in Italy on Friday. This meeting of foreign leaders reportedly will pressure Trump to reverse his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, as Trump repeatedly promised American votershe would do, recently comparing it to the Iran deal. For Trump, staying in the Paris Climate [...]

Greenland Ice Mass Increases To Near Record – Arctic Ice Reaches Normal Range

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:01
Reports Of Arctic Ice Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated…Greenland Ice Mass Near Record By P Gosselin on 23. May 2017 Polar snow and ice cover rarely cooperates, no matter what side of the warming issue you may be on. It changes so fast. When ice cover climbs, skeptics like to claim that it shows global warming isn’t what [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Normal

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:54
https://realclimatescience.com/2017/05/arctic-sea-ice-extent-is-normal/ Posted on May 24, 2017 by tonyheller It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding it Upton Sinclair You won’t read about this in the press, but Arctic sea ice extent is almost exactly “normal.” N_daily_extent.png (420×500) Ice is melting very slowly, and extent is highest in [...]

Nontrivial Berry phase in magnetic BaMnSb2 semimetal [Physics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:02
The subject of topological materials has attracted immense attention in condensed-matter physics because they host new quantum states of matter containing Dirac, Majorana, or Weyl fermions. Although Majorana fermions can only exist on the surface of topological superconductors, Dirac and Weyl fermions can be realized in both 2D and 3D...

TRUMP’S BUDGET ELIMINATES FUNDING FOR UN GLOBAL WARMING PROGRAMS

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:54
Via: http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/23/trumps-budget-eliminates-funding-for-un-global-warming-programs/ By Michael Bastasch The Trump administration has proposed eliminating nearly $1.6 billion in international programs aimed at promoting green energy and fighting global warming.| That includes providing no funding to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF), which hands out money for programs to adapt or mitigate global warming. The White House said this [...]

‘Global warming’ is not about the science – UN Admits: ‘Climate change policy is about how we redistribute the world’s wealth’

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:50
by Larry Bell Excerpt: Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC’s fourth summary report released in 2007 candidly expressed the priority. Speaking in 2010, he advised, “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.” Or, [...]

SENATOR RAND PAUL: SAY AU REVOIR TO PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:41
Date: 23/05/17 Sen. Rand Paul, Fox News The federal government should be beholden to one authority and one authority alone—our Constitution—and not some U.N. bureaucrats. It is my duty as a senator to uphold and defend the Constitution. One of my most important responsibilities in this role is to provide advice and consent on treaties, a [...]

Pope Gives Trump A Copy Of His Global Warming Encyclical – ‘I won’t forget what you said’

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:33
By Michael BASTASCH Pope Francis gave President Donald Trump a copy of his encyclical that refers to Earth as an “immense pile of filth” and calls for phasing out fossil fuels to fight global warming. Francis gifted Trump with his 2015 letter “Laudato Si” during their half-hour meeting Wednesday, Bloomberg reported. The Pope intended for his gift to [...]

UK public have say on revised Wylfa Newydd design

World Nuclear News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:50
Horizon Nuclear Power has today launched the third formal consultation on its planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on the Isle of Anglesey. The public will be able to give their opinion on the latest proposals for the project, including a more compact plant design.

Pope Francis gave Trump 2015 encyclical on climate change

Climate Depot - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:22
By Rebecca Savransky Pope Francis on Wednesday gave President Trump a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the environment and climate change. Trump responded to the gifts by saying: “Well, I’ll be reading them,” according to pool reports. The Trump administration has been pushing to roll back Obama-era regulations on the environment. Trump on [...]

Korsnick calls for concerted nuclear advocacy effort

World Nuclear News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:21
The US nuclear energy industry must work together to strengthen existing relationships and build new coalitions among supporters of nuclear energy's different attributes, according to Nuclear Energy Institute president and CEO Maria Korsnick.

Chelsea Clinton: ‘Climate Change’ Connects To ‘Child Marriage’

Climate Depot - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:50
BY: ROBERT KRAYCHIK Climate change” and “child marriage” are “interconnected” issues, said Chelsea Clinton on Monday. Participating in a left-wing discussion panel framed as a meeting for “social justice,” she was introduced as an “activist, thought leader, and change agent.” Using “climate change” as a euphemism for the narrative of anthropogenic global warming, Clinton framed the burning [...]

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves already deal with ecosystem services and sustainable development [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:06
Xu et al. (1) make a most useful contribution to the debate on protected areas (PAs) in China and make a welcome focus on ecosystem services rather than threatened species. Nonetheless, their continued focus is on the establishment of PAs, rather than wider landscape-scale approaches, which are more suitable to...

Reply to Bridgewater and Babin: Need for a new protected area category for ecosystem services [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:56
We thank Bridgewater and Babin (1) for their perspective. We are aware of, and appreciate, the consideration of ecosystem services in the management of Biosphere Reserves. However, we see a strong imperative for establishing a protected area (PA) category focused specifically on protecting ecosystem services, for several key reasons articulated...

Conclusion that fishing-induced evolution is negligible follows from model assumptions [Letters (Online Only)]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:10
Phenotypic changes in exploited fish stocks have been reported worldwide (1), but it remains an open question how much is attributable to phenotypic plasticity (likely reversible) versus genetic change (likely slow to reverse), and whether the driver is fishing (manageable) or environmental (mostly difficult to control). Recently, Eikeset et al....
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