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World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Successfully Installed this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Tue April 08, 2008
The world's largest tidal turbine, weighing 1000 tonnes, has been installed in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough. The tidal turbine is rated at 1.2 megawatts, which is enough to power a thousand local homes. It was built by Marine Current Turbines, and it will be the first commercial tidal turbine to produce energy, when it begins operation later this year. The turbine has twin rotors measuring 16 meters in diameter. The rotors will operate for up to 18-20 hours per day to produce enough clean, green electricity.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source:, 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.

Tara activists take campaign to US

Source: Irish Times, Sat September 22, 2007
New York City, New York, USA - Campaigners battling the development of the M3 motorway near the historic Hill of Tara will take their protest to the US this weekend.

Thousands welcome Viking longship

Source: Sunday Telegraph, Fri August 17, 2007
Dublin, Ireland - More than 1,000 years after marauding Vikings invaded the British Isles, a replica longboat recreated one of the epic sea voyages undertaken by the Scandinavian warriors.

Yachting: 110 children rescued from sea at regatta

Source: Honolulu Advertiser, Sun July 08, 2007
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland - The Irish coast guard rescued some 110 children from the sea today after a sudden squall hit their sailboats, Irish officials said.

Installation Of The World’s First Commercial Tidal Current Power System Confirmed

Source: Alternative Energy News, Sun June 10, 2007
Strangford Lough, Ireland - Marine Current Turbines has today confirmed that installation of its SeaGen commercial tidal energy system will commence during the week of August 20th in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough.

Norway ranked as world’s most peaceful nation

Source: MSNBC, Fri June 01, 2007
London, England, UK - Japan, which only 65 years ago was seen as an aggressive war-mongerer, has been ranked as the world's fifth most peaceful nation in a report launched Wednesday by international businessman Steve Killelea in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Golden Eagle hatches in Donegal

Source: RTE News, Wed May 30, 2007
County Donegal, Ireland - A wild Golden Eagle chick has hatched in Co. Donegal for the first time in almost 100 years.

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