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Rust In The Bread Basket

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Rust in the bread basketA crop-killing fungus is spreading out of Africa towards the world’s great wheat-growing areasJul 1st 2010IT IS sometimes called the “polio of agriculture”: a terrifying but almost forgotten disease. Wheat rust is not just back after a 50-year absence, but spreading in new and scary forms. In some ways it is worse than child-crippling polio, still lingering in parts of Nigeria. Wheat rust has spread silently and speedily by 5,000 miles in a decade. It is now camped at the gates of one of the world’s breadbaskets, Punjab.

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Security Tops The Environment In China’s Energy Plan

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Color China Photo, via Associated PressA worker walks past solar panels at a solar farm in Shilin, China.By KEITH BRADSHERBEIJING — When President Obama called this week for a “national mission” to expand the

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Emerging Renewables To Have More Profile In Next Statistical Review

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The ‘Statistical Review of World Energy’ does not include wind, solar or geothermal in its primary energy forecast, but these sources will be added next year because they are reaching “sufficient weight in a number of countries.”

Hydroelectricity and nuclear remain the largest non-fossil fuels in the world, with a combined share of 12% in primary energy, explains BP’s chief economist Christof Rühl in the 2010 Review. ... Read more about Emerging Renewables To Have More Profile In Next Statistical Review

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Greening The Grid

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Utilities and environmental groups are coming together to help modernize the transmission system. It's an arduous job that requires conciliation and patience. Together, they seek to improve the grid's capabilities to allow it to carry more green electrons as well as provide customers with the information they need to make better energy choices. With Congress now considering national renewable energy mandates and at least half the states with such laws on their books, electric companies must have a way to deliver the expected use of those renewables. ... Read more about Greening The Grid

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In Clean Energy, U.S. Innovates But Builds Slowly

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If you follow the money, the numbers show that the U.S. is being outpaced by China and other countries in a global race to develop green-technology industries. The Pew Charitable Trusts, in conjunction with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, is publishing a report on Thursday that characterizes different countries in developing and adopting clean-energy technologies. ... Read more about In Clean Energy, U.S. Innovates But Builds Slowly

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Production Pipeline: Data From Satellites To Visualization

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Production Pipeline: Data From Satellites To Visualization is a link to a video animation showing why visualization is important and features segments on artic sea ice among others. ... Read more about Production Pipeline: Data From Satellites To Visualization

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UC San Diego Energy Dashboard to Help Campus Curb Appetite for Power

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San Diego  --  After an extensive period of testing, researchers have launched an Internet portal to showcase the real-time measurement and visualization of energy use on the University of California, San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Energy Dashboard (http://energy.ucsd.edu/) allows users to see up-to-the-second information on a structure-by-structure basis for 60 of the largest buildings on the La Jolla campus. ... Read more about UC San Diego Energy Dashboard to Help Campus Curb Appetite for Power

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Better World Campaign Launches www.UnitedInPeacekeeping.com

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Interactive website details how UN Peacekeeping Missions promote American Interests Today, the Better World Campaign announced  the launch of www.UnitedInPeacekeeping.com, an innovative new website highlighting active United Nations peacekeeping missions around the globe and how they enhance American interests. ... Read more about Better World Campaign Launches www.UnitedInPeacekeeping.com

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Mapping European Renewable Energy Statistics

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A mapping service allowing visual comparison of renewable energy statistics in Europe is now available from the specialist search engine for renewable energy and energy efficiency, reegle. Users can select renewable energy statistics in European countries and compare them using a time lapse animation on a full-screen map with the underlying data provided by Eurostat. Energy data is available back to 1997, so users can digest trends over time and compare how different European countries have moved forward on clean and renewable energy over the selected period. ... Read more about Mapping European Renewable Energy Statistics

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