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Survey under way of Fukushima Daiichi 1 vessel

World Nuclear News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:14
A robot has entered into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant and provided Tokyo Electric Power Company with radiation and temperature measurements within it. The company hopes the data, together with video footage, will enable it to locate the molten fuel in the unit.

Climate science: Far-flung effects of Arctic warming

Nature Geoscience Advanced Online - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 23:00

Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/ngeo2924

Author: James A. Screen

Arctic warming affects weather and climate thousands of miles to the south. Scientists are split on how large this effect is.

An ongoing satellite–ring cycle of Mars and the origins of Phobos and Deimos

Nature Geoscience Advanced Online - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 23:00

Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/ngeo2916

Authors: Andrew J. Hesselbrock & David A. Minton

Formation of recurring slope lineae on Mars by rarefied gas-triggered granular flows

Nature Geoscience Advanced Online - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 23:00

Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/ngeo2917

Authors: Frédéric Schmidt, François Andrieu, François Costard, Miroslav Kocifaj & Alina G. Meresescu

Trump Dropping Climate Change Impact From Government Reviews

Climate Depot - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 15:09
President Trump plans to drop climate change as a factor in making government decisions, Bloomberg reported Tuesday . The move, which would reportedly cover environmental reviews of appliance standards, industry regulations and pipeline projects, would largely reverse how the Obama administration addressed climate change. Source: Trump Dropping Climate Change Impact From Government Reviews

Executives test young talent in British-French contest

World Nuclear News - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 06:34
Nuclear industry leaders from the UK and France gathered in London this week to encourage students and young professionals to showcase their talents in science, technology, engineering and maths, collectively known as STEM subjects. The workshop for the Spark! Contest, held at the French embassy on 13 March, included a jury of 15 executives and 15 teams of finalists.

Xe-100 HTGR moves to conceptual design

World Nuclear News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:40
X-energy yesterday announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor, following a review of the company's readiness by an external panel of industry experts.

James Inhofe: EPA ‘Brainwashing’ Children With Climate ‘Propaganda’

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 16:06
Sen. James Inhofe piled on the EPA as it faces a 31 percent cut in President Donald Trump’s first budget, charging on Thursday that the agency was “brainwashing” children with “propaganda.” The Republican Oklahoma senator, and supporter of current Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, made the comments to anchor Poppy Harlow during an appearance [...]

Warmists freak: ‘Trump Threatens To Take Us Back To The Climate Dark Ages’

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:16
The fate of our planet has considerably worsened in the last 24 hours. Donald Trump has taken his first steps towards unwinding his predecessor Barack Obama’s hard won climate change legacy. In his inaugural budget on Thursday, the tycoon tweeter proposed slashing the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by some 2.7 billion dollars. Such a move [...]

Paper: Fight against ‘climate change’ finds an unlikely ally — Trump – His support of fracking will cause lower emissions

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:13
YESTERDAY by: Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent Is Donald Trump about to become a leading force in the global effort to combat climate change? It seems unlikely, considering the US president has called global warming a “hoax” concocted by China (http://next.ft.com/content/35803636-a82a-11e6-8898-79a99e2a4de6) to hurt US industry and vowed to unpick the Paris climate accord that is supposed [...]

Shocker: Little known ‘Financial Stability Board’ has huge climate deceit

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 15:06
SB, Climate Cabal expand power and wealth, by targeting financial and insurance industries Foreword: A powerful international organization, the Financial Stability Board, includes a task force that is helping to coordinate numerous attacks on financial, investing, insurance and other firms … and their clients … in the name of preventing dangerous manmade climate change. By [...]

Enviros Seek A Probe Against Scott Pruitt’s ‘Unprecedented’ Climate Comments

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:14
‘Unprecedented to have the head of the EPA contradicting basic scientific facts’ Source: Enviros Seek A Probe Against Scott Pruitt’s ‘Unprecedented’ Climate Comments

Trump’s Budget Takes a Cleaver to Cronyism and Waste at the Energy Department

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:13
President Donald Trump released his budget blueprint today, and his proposal for the Department of Energy is a breath of fresh air. This proposal reflects the president’s priority of “[putting] America first by keeping more of America’s hard-earned tax dollars here at home.” Opponents have pilloried the draft as anti-science, anti-clean energy, and even extreme—all [...]

Less Than 20% Of US Republicans Are Concerned About Global Warming

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:12
A landmark year in 2016 for global warming politics has further deepened the already formidable divide between Republicans and Democrats on the issue. Two-thirds (66%) of Democrats say they worry about global warming a great deal, compared with 18% of Republicans. Source: Less Than 20% Of US Republicans Are Concerned About Global Warming

Trump Budget: US To Stop Funding UN Climate Process

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:11
In a budget blueprint released on Thursday morning, US president Donald Trump proposed sweeping cuts to US financial support for the global fight against climate change. The title page called it the “America First” budget. “Our aim is to meet the simple, but crucial demand of our citizens – a Government that puts the needs [...]

Study: Extensive ice cap once covered sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:10
From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER A new study reveals the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia — famous for its wildlife — was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age. The results are published today in the journal Nature Communications. Source: Study: Extensive ice cap once covered sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia

Common nonmutational NOTCH1 activation in chronic lymphocytic leukemia [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:41
Activating mutations of NOTCH1 (a well-known oncogene in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia) are present in ∼4–13% of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cases, where they are associated with disease progression and chemorefractoriness. However, the specific role of NOTCH1 in leukemogenesis remains to be established. Here, we report that the active intracellular...

Energy sector emissions maintained for third year

World Nuclear News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:27
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions - the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions - stayed flat for the third consecutive year in 2016, the International Energy Agency announced. This was despite an expansion in the global economy.

Feasibility study for Saudi Arabian HTGR project

World Nuclear News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:58
China and Saudi Arabia have signed a cooperation agreement for a joint study on the feasibility of constructing high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) in the Middle Eastern country.

Not Funny: Monty Python’s Eric Idle: Climate skeptics should be put on trial for ‘crimes against humanity’

Climate Depot - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 08:35
Comedian Eric Idle, of “Monty Python” fame, issued a call to place “global warming” skeptics on trial at the World Court because “denying climate change is a crime against humanity. ” “I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court,” Idle tweeted from his [...]
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