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May 29, 2013
Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup
Warsaw (AFP) May 28, 2013
With too many people chucking their garbage into neighbours' bins - or worse, the woods - to avoid paying for disposal, Poland has taken on a massive overhaul of its laissez-faire waste management system. The new greener setup, which enters into force in July, will lower the incentive to litter by requiring everyone to pay a municipal disposal tax for a service that up to now has been left up to each household to coordinate. While Poland has a long way to go to catch up to green superstars l ... read more
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170,000 living in subdivided flats in Hong Kong: study
More than 170,000 people in Hong Kong are living in cramped subdivided flats, a government-commissioned study has found, underlining the scale of the city's housing crisis. ... more

Japan nuclear lab accident affected 30: agency
The number of researchers exposed to low-level radiation in an accident at a nuclear laboratory in Japan last week has hit 30, officials said Monday, with human error likely worsening the problem. ... more

No new H7N9 cases in China for second week: government
No new human cases of the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain were recorded in China for the second week in a row, national health authorities said Monday, suggesting the outbreak has slowed. ... more
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Huge China ivory haul reveals extent of trade: report
A huge haul of illegal ivory in China has revealed the vast scale of the trade and flaws in the country's system of legal ivory sales, a wildlife monitoring group said. ... more


Colombia peace still distant despite a first deal
A land reform deal reached by Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels marked a major step forward in their peace talks, but they still face a long slog to end Latin America's oldest conflict. ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

China migrant population growing, pay rises slowing
China's vast army of migrant workers continued to expand last year but the rate of their pay increases slowed, a government report showed, as growth in the world's second-largest economy decelerated. ... more

Evacuation orders in Chile, Argentina over volcano
Authorities in Chile and Argentina on Monday issued a red alert and ordered the evacuation of 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano near their common border, saying an eruption could be imminent. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy


Bill Gates hopeful of more aid from China
The world's richest man Bill Gates Tuesday urged China to become a bigger player in foreign development following its success in lifting millions of its own people out of poverty. ... more

S.African court to rule on banned Zuma lion advert
A lobby group on Monday asked a South African court to reinstate an advertisement urging President Jacob Zuma to act against the trade in lion bones, which was removed from the country's main airport. ... more

China province to abolish teacher HIV tests: report
A Chinese province is likely to abolish mandatory HIV tests for teachers, the first region on the mainland to do so, state media said Tuesday. ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
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China protest city demands ID to buy T-shirts: media
Authorities in a protest-hit Chinese city are making people who buy white T-shirts or print or photocopy banners show identity cards and register their real names, state media said Tuesday. ... more

Seven dead in landslide in Mexico
A landslide in central Mexico smothered a road with rocks, mud and trees, killing seven people driving on the motorway, police said. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


China to ban non-French 'champagne' copycats
China has agreed to limit the "champagne" label to only wines produced in the French region bearing that name, with a trade group welcoming the move as a boost for the beverage in a fast-growing market. ... more

Family kept Chinese man in cage for 11 years: report
A mentally ill Chinese man has been kept in a cage for more than a decade by his family after he beat a child to death, media reported Monday, carrying images of him staring blankly though the bars. ... more

China newborn rescued from toilet pipe: report
A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet, state media said, provoking online outrage Tuesday. ... more
Japan nuclear lab accident affected 30: agency

Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan

Bill Gates hopeful of more aid from China

Ecuador's only satellite may have been damaged in space collision

Magnetic fingerprints of superfluid helium-3

Professor who once had to work at Subway makes math breakthrough

Source of life running out: water scientists

S. Korea commission to probe $20 bln river project

Spain and France agree on fishing quota swap

Slovenian flyer completes eco-friendly Arctic voyage

Russia plans urgent evacuation of Arctic post as ice melts

Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age


The tropical upper atmosphere 'fingerprint' of global warming
In the tropics at heights more than 10 miles above the surface, the prevailing winds alternate between strong easterlies and strong westerlies roughly every other year. This slow heartbeat in the tr ... more

Monkey teeth help reveal Neanderthal weaning
Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals? A team of U.S. and Australian researchers r ... more

World's largest undersea methane seep harbors variety of life
U.S. researchers say they've discovered what may be the world's largest methane seep on the ocean floor, where life thrives under extreme conditions. ... more

Satellites See Storm System that Created Oklahoma Tornado
On May 20, 2013, NASA and NOAA satellites observed the system that generated severe weather in the south central United States and spawned the Moore, Okla., tornado. The tornado that struck Mo ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


New research shows that potatoes provide one of the best nutritional values per penny


Scientists announce top 10 new species


The world's favorite fruit only better-tasting and longer-lasting


Researchers identify new target to boost plant resistance to insects and pathogens


Saudi researchers say drones could warn of desert flash floods


Research offers promising new approach to treatment of lung cancer


NASA Ships Sensors for Seafaring Satellite to France


Reforestation study shows trade-offs between water, carbon and timber


Kerry unveils $4 bn Palestinian investment plan


Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming

Colombia, rebels reach deal on land reform

Police surround China village for Catholic celebration

Slovenian flyer completes eco-friendly Arctic voyage

China Nile relic vandal hunted down: report

Understanding the past and predicting the future by looking across space and time

Cradle turns smartphone into handheld biosensor

Arctic bacteria found living in Mars-like environment

Japan nuclear lab accident affected 30: agency

China steps up flood preparations after storms

Obama offers solace in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma

Drought makes Borneo's trees flower at the same time

CT detects twice as many lung cancers as X-ray at initial screening exam

Researchers analyse the hunting behaviour of fish larvae in virtual reality

Thinking 'big' may not be best approach to saving large-river fish

Encouraging signs for bee biodiversity

Massive Far East quake felt in Moscow, no casualties

Source of life running out: water scientists

New filtration material could make petroleum refining cheaper, more efficient

Energy - Balancing the Bonanza: Interview with Mark Thoma

UBC engineer helps pioneer flat spray-on optical lens

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