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Floating Wind Turbines May Cause Happiness To Return To Cape Cod

Source: Groovy Green, Fri March 28, 2008
Cape Cod, Masschusetts, USA - There's been plenty of opposition over the proposed ocean wind farm off the shores of Cape Cod.

Portugal finds a power niche in the sun

Source: MSNBC, Thu March 20, 2008
Amareleja, Portugal - Broad fields of giant solar panels as big as houses tilt toward the sun in this torrid patch of the Iberian peninsula.

Dutch gas guzzler tax hammers exclusive cars

Source: ENN, Sat February 02, 2008
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Buying a Hummer just became 19,000 euros ($28,000) more expensive in the Netherlands.

Virgin unveils spaceship designs

Source: BBC News, Wed January 23, 2008
England - Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space.

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.

Anne Frank’s chestnut tree is granted a reprieve

Source: MSNBC, Thu October 04, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - The diseased chestnut tree that comforted Anne Frank while she hid from the Nazis during World War II has been granted a reprieve.

Hole in Ozone Layer Shrinks 30 Percent

Source: LiveScience, Thu October 04, 2007
Paris, France - The gaping hole in Earth's ozone layer has shrunk 30 percent in size compared to last year, according to new measurements made by the European Space Agency's Envisat satellite.

Ground-Breaking Antilandmine Radar

Source: Terra Daily, Sat August 25, 2007
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Researchers in The Netherlands are developing a radar system that might one day see through solid earth and could be used to clear conflict zones of landmines, safely and at low cost.

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