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November 18, 2017
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules



New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
The Delhi half marathon is to go ahead on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors after a court in the heavily polluted city refused to order a delay. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had asked the Delhi High Court to postpone the event after a spike in pollution levels that it described as a public health emergency. But on Thursday the court said it was satisfied by the organisers' reassurances that they were doing everything they could to mitigate concerns. That includes spr ... read more

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Sulfur dioxide emissions plunge across China as India's soars
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of Maryland indicates that India may be the world's top sulfur dioxide emitter. Sulfur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air
Moradabad, India (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. ... more
WATER WORLD
New islands could solve Bangladesh land crisis: experts
Dhaka (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Dozens of new islands have emerged from the waters around Bangladesh over the last decade, providing a possible solution to the existential threat that rising sea levels pose to the low-lying coastal nation. ... more
WATER WORLD
Nepal scraps mega hydropower deal with Chinese firm
Kathmandu Nov 14, 2017
Nepal has cancelled an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant in the impoverished landlocked country, which suffers from chronic energy shortages. ... more
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ENERGY TECH
Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In these and other developing countrie ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
Paris (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
'Don't panic' says Indian minister as smog crisis deepens
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
India's environment minister has said the country's filthy air is no cause for alarm, claiming only "routine precautions" were needed to cope with what doctors have called a public health emergency. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
China's sulfur dioxide emissions fell sharply while India's grew rapidly
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Sulfur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems. It is produced predominantly when coal is burned to generate electricity. Although China and In ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Heatwaves have at least 27 ways to kill you
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Around the world, numerous cases have revealed the considerable dangers of extreme heatwaves. Over 70,000 people perished to the extreme heat of the 2003 European heatwave, >10,000 people to the 201 ... more


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FROTH AND BUBBLE
Delhi smog shortening lives, say doctors as hospitals fill up
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 12, 2017
In the emergency ward of a Delhi hospital, men and women gasp for breath as they wait to be treated for symptoms triggered by the choking blanket of smog that descended on the Indian capital this week. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Smog-hit Delhi calls off odd-even car rationing plan
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
India's smog-choked capital has called off a plan to restrict private vehicle use after the country's top environmental court ruled women, VIPs and two-wheelers could not be exempt. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate pledges
Paris (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, warned Thursday at UN negotiations in Bonn. ... more



Bell-Boeing to provide V-22 support to Japan
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Bell-Boeing JPO has been contracted for "field representative and logistic support services" to support the V-22 aircraft for the government of Japan. The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is worth just over $10 million and is classified as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, meaning Bell-Boeing will receive additional cost reimbursement based on a previously negotiated f ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Navy contracts with Bell Helicopter for two AH-1Z Vipers
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
British-built Hawk training jets to be maintained by BAE
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility, Calls for Market Study
Volkswagen China to invest billions in new energy cars
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Volkswagen will invest more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) along with its partners in China to build new energy vehicles in the country, the company said on Thursday. Volkswagen is also establishing a new joint venture with state-owned JAC Motors to make electric vehicles, with an aim to get the first electric car to market by next year, the company said in a press release on the eve of ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Lyft takes Uber challenge north to Canada
Hawthorne, United States (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Horrific highway pile-up kills 18 in China
Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In these and other developing countries, access to a main power grid, particularly in rural regions, is remote and often unreliable. Increasingly, many rural and some urban communities are turning to microgrids as an alternative sou ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Fuel cell X-ray study details effects of temperature and moisture on performance
College Station TX (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Researchers take next step toward fusion energy
Ames IA (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity
A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel approach to tackle the problem of radioactive waste disposal. The new method, published in Scientific Reports, could dramatically reduce the effective half-life (an indicator of the amount of time i ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
HAWC collaboration sheds light on origin of anti-matter
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
A mountaintop observatory about four hours east of Mexico City, built and operated by an international team of scientists, has captured the first wide-angle view of gamma rays emanating from two rapidly spinning stars. The High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory offers perspective on the very high energy light streaming from our stellar neighbors and casts serious doubt ... more
Scania, Sweden (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights
Madison WI (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron'
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
China imposes new rules on bank policy to curb risks
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
China has set new rules to curb risks at its policy banks, stepping up oversight of the country's financial system as Beijing looks to avert a feared debt crisis in the world's number two economy. For the first time, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) will impose specific rules designed in part to reduce financial risk at three banks tasked with funding Beijing's pet projects and ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
EU parliament toughens law to limit cheap Chinese imports
Paris (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
US industrial output rises as hurricane hit reverses
US troops told 'nothing could be done' about Afghan abuse
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
US troops who served in Afghanistan were previously told that "nothing could be done" about child sex abuse at the hands of Afghan security forces, according to a government report released Thursday. The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General began reviewing Pentagon guidance for troops deploying to Afghanistan following a series of news stories in 2015 about widespread pedo ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Iraq to probe disappearance of Arabs arrested by Kurds
Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows
Exeter UK (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering - the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially into the atmosphere - has been mooted as a p ... more
Bonn (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
World leaders plead for climate action at UN forum
Bonn (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Climate envoy slams rejection of Paris deal; WH says US will cut on own terms
Bonn (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Merkel, Macron to front diplomatic push at UN climate talks
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Japan, US stage naval drill amid N. Korea tension
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Japan and the United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump's recent Asia trip. The 10-day exercise, joined by some 14,000 US servicemen, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem, USS Chafee and USS Mustin, among others, "will take place in waters ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Senate panel debates US president's nuclear authority
Seoul (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites
Singapore (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
China tells 'aunties' to dance away from cemeteries
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
China's most ubiquitous public performers - lively groups of primarily elderly women who show off their moves in outdoor squares - have been ordered to avoid dancing on graves and spreading superstitious beliefs. The dancers are known to blare old-school music from portable speakers, often taking over entire blocks in vibrant matching outfits. In a set of guidelines released Monday, th ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Activists renew push for Hong Kong independence
Beijing (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Trump praises China's 'highly respected' Xi
Phuket, Thailand (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance
Virginia Tech explore causes of land cover change in African savannas
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
A new study by Virginia Tech researchers tracks land cover changes in the Chobe district of Northern Botswana and provides information that will allow governments and nonprofit organizations to improve dryland management strategies in the region. The study was published in Arid Land Systems: Science and Societies, a special issue of the journal Land. "There is an incredibly dynamic a ... more
Saint Louis, Senegal (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Climate change and neglect threaten Senegal's Saint Louis
Harare (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Army takes over Zimbabwe: What we know
Kinshasa (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Amnesty warns companies on child labour in DRCongo cobalt mining
Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
(UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Raytheon and the Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. The companies said that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon, an 84mm anti-tank recoilless rifle used by the United States, Britain and 38 other countries. Additional ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
BAE awarded contract to repair, modernize USS Tortuga
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair has been awarded $139.8 million to repair and modernize the USS Tortuga LSD-46, a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship. The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is classified as a firm-fixed-price contract, meaning, BAE Systems will not be reimbursed for potential additional costs while executing the contract. Earlier this year, ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 16, 2017
Navy accepts delivery of USS Ralph Johnson
Washington (UPI) Nov 9, 2017
General Dynamics to sustain U.S., British submarine weapons systems
Dubai (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
UAE closes deal for two Gowind navy corvettes: Macron
SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
SSL reports it was selected by NASA to conduct a four-month study for a module that will provide power and control for NASA's deep space gateway concept. The contract award is a tangible demonstration of SSL leadership, experience, and commitment to space innovation. The gateway will be a human crew-tended spaceport in lunar orbit that functions as an access point to the Moon and deep spac ... more
Wallops Island, VA (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
NanoRacks launches Full External Cygnus Deployer on OA-8 to ISS
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Robotic arm reaches out and grapples Cygnus
New York NY (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
MDA Selects AdaCore's GNAT Pro Assurance Development Platform for ISS Software
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