Why tidal power won’t solve the world’s renewable energy needs

Why tidal power won’t solve the world’s renewable energy needs

There are widespread calls for the UK government not to abandon a trailblazing tidal power project, but this energy source is no green panacea Artist’s impression of the Swansea tidal power project By Hans van Haren The fate of a pioneering £1.3 billion proposal to build a tidal power lagoon on the UK coast at […]

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms

Top Story Every two and a half hours, a new wind turbine rises in the U.S. In 2016, wind provided 5.6 percent of all electricity produced, more than double the amount generated by wind in 2010, but still a far cry from its potential. A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas […]

Swamp microbe has pollution-munching power

Swamp microbe has pollution-munching power

Top Story Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins from waste so that the processed water can be safely discharged into oceans and rivers. Now, a bacterium discovered by Princeton researchers in a New Jersey swamp may offer a […]

Russia-Trump ask: Winger unfamiliar power dismisses The federal bureau of investigations (fbi) bill

Russia-Trump ask: Winger unfamiliar power dismisses The federal bureau of investigations (fbi) bill

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russia’s foreign minister has dismissed as “blather” the charges levelled by the FBI special counsel against 13 Russians for election meddling. Sergei Lavrov said at a major security conference in Germany he would not comment further until he saw “facts”. The charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller […]

'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dark drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence. Mother-daughter comedy “Lady Bird” was named best comedy film and the indie A24 movie’s star […]

NATO Nightmare: Putin Poised for 6 More Years in Power

NATO Nightmare: Putin Poised for 6 More Years in Power

In the fifty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, RBK, and Sovetskaya Rossiya. He discusses Vladimir Putin’s announcement of his candidacy for the March 2018 presidential election and examines the current anti-Russian political trends in Europe. In addition, Professor Kovacevic looks at […]

U.S. power supply could be more adaptable to climate change than predicted

U.S. power supply could be more adaptable to climate change than predicted

Top Story Climate change scientists warn that the continued burning of fossil fuels is likely to cause major disruptions to the global climate system, leading to more extreme weather, sea-level rise and biodiversity loss. The changes also will compromise our capacity to generate electricity. In recent decades, capacity losses at United States power plants occurred […]

A struggle for power

A struggle for power

Published online 9 November 2011 | Nature479, 160-161 (2011) | doi:10.1038/479160a News: Brazil is developing the last great untapped reserve of hydroelectricity, the Amazon basin. Jeff Tollefson When a few hundred demonstrators, mostly from indigenous communities, temporarily occupied the construction site of the Belo Monte dam on Brazil’s Xingu River early on 27 October, workers […]