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Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.
"Our work could be considered as a good alternative to power systems in raining outdoor environments where solar energy is difficult to exploit,
- Thomas Jager, Scientist

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Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source: physorg.com, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Wai Wai choose conservation economy for traditional Amazon territory

Source: PhysOrg, Fri October 05, 2007
Northern Amazon Region, Guyana - Three years after gaining formal title to their traditional territory in the northern Amazon, the Wai Wai people of Guyana have achieved another milestone when the region was declared the nation's first Community-Owned Conservation Area.

Guyana sets up fishing restrictions to help endangered sea turtles

Source: Planet Save, Thu June 29, 2006
Georgetown, Guyana - Guyana has banned fishermen from spreading large nets off its northeastern coastline after more than two dozen dead sea turtles washed up on beaches, officials said Tuesday.

Ten-yr-old raises US$ to save rainforest

Source: Strabroek News, Sat June 24, 2006
Maryland - Using the good-old American method, a lemonade stand, a ten-year-old Cub Scout has raised funds to save over 4,000 acres of rainforest in Guyana.

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