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Anglophone political populism and the cultural rejection of climate change

Donald Trump's US election victory follows hard on the back of the UK's Brexit vote in June. The results - an expression of collective public preference from the electorate - have shaken political and cultural establishments on both sides of the Atlantic. In light of what these two popular votes signify in the context of climate change, it is perhaps ironic that it was largely US and UK science which, from the 1970s through the 1990s, really drove the scientific, public and political construction of the idea of anthropogenic global warming.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2016

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Making data centers green

An international cooperation ICT research project has been established to reduce currently high and inefficient energy consumption on data centers from the perspective of job scheduling and resource management.

Posted: Nov 14th, 2016

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Energy storage system of tomorrow

A novel marine pumped storage system can use the high water pressure in very deep water to store electrical energy with the aid of hollow spheres.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2016

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A reliance on negative emissions technologies is locking in carbon addiction

A new study reveals the scale and widespread reliance on 'negative emissions technologies', which remain at best experimental. Nevertheless the models being used to advise governments on what action to take are dominated by such highly speculative technologies, with many assuming their mass roll-out beginning within the decade.

Posted: Oct 13th, 2016

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Innovative molten silicon-based energy storage system

Researchers are developing a novel system that allows the storage energy in molten silicon which is the most abundant element in the Earth's crust. The system aims to develop a new generation of low cost solar thermal stations and becoming a innovative storage system of electricity and cogeneration for urban centers.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2016

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Sustainability projects offer potential seeds for a more just future

It is rare to hear environmental scientists sounding positive about the future. But that's exactly what's happening now with an international group of researchers. Because over the past two years, they have been gathering examples of positive initiatives of various kinds from communities around the world.

Posted: Oct 5th, 2016

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