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€2.2 billion owed to German nuclear utilities

World Nuclear News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:25
Germany should immediately refund some €2.2 billion in nuclear fuel taxes collected from EOn and RWE, pending final decisions on the tax from either the Federal Constitutional Court or the European Court of Justice.

Hanhikivi investment decision

World Nuclear News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:18
A binding decision to construct and finance the Hanhikivi nuclear power plant in Finland has been made by the shareholders of Fennovoima, including Russian state nuclear company Rosatom.

CB&I to decommission floating reactor

World Nuclear News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:01
The USA's only floating nuclear power plant will be decommissioned by CB&I under a $34.7 million contract. The MH-1A reactor provided power to the Panama Canal zone before being shut down in 1976.

Bravo! GOP Congressman Ted Yoho of Florida calls global warming ‘agenda-driven science. I can read stuff that says that the information was skewed. It’s not right’

Climate Depot - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:11
Congressman Denies Manmade Climate Change, Calls It ‘An Agenda-Driven Science’ http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/15/3426668/ted-yoho-climate-denier/ Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) addresses a town hall meeting in Gainesville, Florida. CREDIT: Scott Keyes GAINESVILLE, Florida — Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) readily admits he’s “not smart enough” to determine the roots of climate change. He is, however, able to rule out one possible [...]

LRP1 is a host cell receptor for TpeL toxin [Microbiology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:08
Large glycosylating toxins are major virulence factors of various species of pathogenic Clostridia. Prototypes are Clostridium difficile toxins A and B, which cause antibiotics-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous colitis. The current model of the toxins’ action suggests that receptor binding is mediated by a C-terminal domain of combined repetitive oligopeptides (CROP)....

Genetic determinants of PI3K isoform dependency [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:08
There has been increasing interest in the use of isoform-selective inhibitors of phosphatidylinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) in cancer therapy. Using conditional deletion of the p110 catalytic isoforms of PI3K to predict sensitivity of cancer types to such inhibitors, we and others have demonstrated that tumors deficient of the phosphatase and tensin homolog...

Optogenetically evoked aversion via D2 receptors [Neuroscience]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:08
Dopamine (DA) transmission from the ventral tegmental area (VTA) is critical for controlling both rewarding and aversive behaviors. The transient silencing of DA neurons is one of the responses to aversive stimuli, but its consequences and neural mechanisms regarding aversive responses and learning have largely remained elusive. Here, we report...

Britain’s Warmist Climate Establishment Attack Green Guru James Lovelock for Daring To Dissent on Global Warming

Climate Depot - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:42
Britain’s Climate Establishment Attack James Lovelock http://www.thegwpf.org/britains-climate-establishment-attack-james-lovelock/ Letter to the editor, The Sunday Times, 13 April 2014 Sent by gReader Pro

How the Obama administration turned the latest IPCC report into meaningless gobbledegook

Climate Depot - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:46

Award-Winning Former UN IPCC Scientist Dr. Lennart Bengtsson Dissents: ‘We cannot yet separate well enough the greenhouse effect from other climate influences’ – Declares climate models ‘more a matter of faith than a fact’

Climate Depot - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:45
Full Interview here: http://www.thegwpf.org/lennart-bengtsson-the-science-and-politics-of-climate-change/ Related Links:  Top Swedish Climate Scientist Says Warming Not Noticeable: ‘The warming we have had last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all Award-Winning  - Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, formerly of UN IPCC: ‘We Are Creating Great Anxiety Without [...]

Satellite data shows CO2 does not control Earth’s radiative balance or climate

Climate Depot - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:23
Satellite data shows CO2 does not control Earth’s radiative balance or climate http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/04/satellite-data-shows-co2-does-not.html Dr. Roy Spencer has an interesting post today analyzing several satellite datasets, which suggest “some portion of recent warming was simply due to a natural decrease in cloud cover.”Dr. Spencer also finds an independent method of determining Earth’s radiative fluxes [fig 6 [...]

Panicked NBC: ‘World Must Act Now’ to ‘Avert Disaster’ of Climate Change

Climate Depot - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 21:30

UN says the world needs cap-and-trade, carbon taxes

Climate Depot - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:42
http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/14/un-says-the-world-needs-cap-and-trade-carbon-taxes/ In order to keep global temperatures from rising above two degrees Celsius by 2100, the world needs to lower its use of fossil fuels, like coal and oil, between 40 percent and 70 percent. This can be done by acting immediately and putting a global price on carbon dioxide emissions, either through a tax [...]

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands: Could ‘save a lot on streetlight power’

Climate Depot - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:15
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