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New Study of Extreme Heat Waves

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August 7, 2012
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According to a new research published Monday, extreme weather events over summer are all driven by climate change and are worse than expected. A study, conducted by NASA's top climate scientist James Hansen and his team, reveals extreme hot summers have covered 11 percent of Earth's land area from 1981-2010, 10 percent higher than the period from 1951-1980.


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Sailing Hard Into the Wind Part 1

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Deutsche Welle (May 29, 2012) Germany's move away from nuclear energy has given new impetus to technologies like wind power. As many as 10,000 wind turbines are to be set up in the North Sea and the Baltic by 2030, generating some 25 gigawatts of power. German ports are hoping to benefit from this boom. The port city of Cuxhaven hopes to become an important base for firms working offshore. But building an offshore wind farm kilometers away from the coast poses a huge challenge: it means fighting a constant battle against wind, waves and time.
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Sun, Sand, Surf and Radiation in Shadow of Fukushima

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AFP (Aug. 30, 2013) Pristine golden sands and towering waves, this Japanese beach resembles a surfers' paradise, but along the coast lurks Fukushima's crippled nuclear power plant.
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