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Kerry Praises Obama: ‘He Has Been Able to Circumvent Congress’ on Climate Change

Climate Depot - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 10:31
http://www.mrctv.org/blog/kerry-praises-obama-he-has-been-able-circumvent-congress-climate-change  Brittany M. Hughes | 3 hours ago In between waxing poetic about the coming climate apocalypse and exchanging no less than two dozen self-congratulatory praises for being such an awesome guardian of Planet Earth, Secretary of State John Kerry rejoicedduring a panel discussion on climate change that a great American industry responsible for supporting hundreds of [...]

Forget Paris: France Drops Carbon Tax Plan

Climate Depot - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 10:30
Forget Paris: France Drops Carbon Tax Plan http://www.thegwpf.com/forget-paris-france-drops-carbon-tax-plan/ The French government is set to drop plans to introduce a carbon tax, French financial daily Les Echos said on Thursday. The newspaper, quoting several sources, said the socialist government will not include the carbon tax in a draft 2016 budget update currently being discussed. Environment Minister [...]

Changes proposed to Japanese decommissioning

World Nuclear News - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:12
A proposal to change decommissioning rules in Japan could mean that operators will contribute to funds only during operation, and not, as previously, for a decade after final shutdown.

IAEA encourages further improvement at Paks plant

World Nuclear News - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 08:20
An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded that the Paks nuclear power plant has improved operational safety by following recommendations and suggestions made in a 2014 IAEA review, but noted that further work is needed. The Operational Safety Review Team completed a five-day follow-up mission to the four-unit plant in central Hungary today.

Hillary Clinton’s Energy Blackout America: ‘Heavy reliance on wind & solar = huge costs & frequent failures’

Climate Depot - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 04:23
By Rupert Darwall — October 21, 2016 Three presidential debates in which there was only one question on the subject that, more than any other, would transform America under Hillary Clinton. “We can be the 21st-century clean-energy superpower and create millions of new jobs and businesses,” the Democratic nominee declared during the second debate. Does [...]

Matt Ridley: Global Warming Versus Global Greening

Climate Depot - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 14:14
Matt Ridley: Global Warming Versus Global Greening http://www.thegwpf.org/matt-ridley-global-warming-versus-global-greening/ 2016 ANNUAL GWPF LECTURE The Royal Society, London 17 October 2016 Matt Ridley delivers the 2016 Annual GWPF Lecture at the Royal Society, London 17 October I am a passionate champion of science. I have devoted most of my career to celebrating and chronicling scientific discovery. I [...]

The UN’s “climate change” pretext for urban control

Climate Depot - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 14:13
The UN’s “climate change” pretext for urban control http://www.cfact.org/2016/10/19/the-uns-climate-change-pretext-for-urban-control/ The United Nations and allied national governments as well as green non-governmental organizations (NGOs) hope to use the sheer power of demographics to transform the energy, housing, and transportation sectors in the name of combating climate change. — gReader Pro

Liberals Whine That Wallace Didn’t Mention Global Warming In Debate

Climate Depot - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 14:12
Liberals Whine That Wallace Didn’t Mention Global Warming In Debate http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/20/liberals-whine-that-wallace-didnt-mention-global-warming-in-debate/ ‘Really disgraceful’ — gReader Pro

Period-4a0 charge modulations in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x [Physics]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:09
Theories based upon strong real space (r-space) electron–electron interactions have long predicted that unidirectional charge density modulations (CDMs) with four-unit-cell (4a0) periodicity should occur in the hole-doped cuprate Mott insulator (MI). Experimentally, however, increasing the hole density p is reported to cause the conventionally defined wavevector QA of the CDM...

Nerve-highlighting peptide binds laminins [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:09
Target-blind activity-based screening of molecular libraries is often used to develop first-generation compounds, but subsequent target identification is rate-limiting to developing improved agents with higher specific affinity and lower off-target binding. A fluorescently labeled nerve-binding peptide, NP41, selected by phage display, highlights peripheral nerves in vivo. Nerve highlighting has the...

PDE1C in cardiac remodeling and dysfunction [Physiology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:09
Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1C (PDE1C) represents a major phosphodiesterase activity in human myocardium, but its function in the heart remains unknown. Using genetic and pharmacological approaches, we studied the expression, regulation, function, and underlying mechanisms of PDE1C in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling and dysfunction. PDE1C expression is up-regulated in...

Closer look at the surface of ice [Commentaries]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:09
When hydrogen bonds are broken at an interface, water molecules are forced to adopt configurations that are not as energetically favorable as those deep within the bulk of the material. At the interface between ice and its vapor, this can result in the top layers of ice becoming disordered. Such...

Watts Bar 2 begins commercial operation

World Nuclear News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 08:04
The USA's first new nuclear power reactor in 20 years - Watts Bar 2 - entered commercial operation yesterday, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced.

Enec and Kepco create commercial subsidiary Barakah One

World Nuclear News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 07:51
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and the Korea Electric Power Corporation have today signed a joint venture agreement for "long-term partnership and cooperation in the UAE's peaceful nuclear energy program". The two companies also announced establishment of Barakah One PJSC, an independent subsidiary they jointly own, which will "represent the commercial and financial interests" of the Barakah project.

Cabinet approves German nuclear phase-out funding bill

World Nuclear News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:43
The German cabinet yesterday adopted a draft bill on financing the decommissioning of the country's nuclear power plants and management of its radioactive waste. The bill is based on the recommendation of an independent commission reviewing the financing of Germany's nuclear phase-out.
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