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Filling the Gaps in the Flow of Renewable Energy

solar-powerSAN FRANCISCO — The biggest problem with solar panels and wind turbines is that they do not produce energy all the time. So what is the solution? Batteries. And other technologies that store energy to be released when it is needed.


SIDS Inter-Regional Meeting to be Held Next Week

sustainable developmentBarbados will host the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Inter-Regional Meeting for the Third International Conference on Sustainable Development of SIDS Global from Monday, August 26, to Wednesday, August 28.


The Many Different Faces Of Marijuana In America

ganjaOn Tuesday, Vermont moved to decriminalize the possession of marijuana for quantities up to an ounce, replacing potential prison time for arrests with fines.


US scientists warn of aggressive lionfish spread in the Caribbean

lionfishNORTH CAROLINA, United States--United States scientists say the Caribbean's native predators are unable to stop the increasing growth of the aggressive lionfish. Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill say while "ocean predator" conjures up images of sharks and barracudas, the voracious red lionfish is "out-eating them all in the Caribbean".


Defending Paradise: $64 million Committed to Protect the Environment

Keith-Mitchell1NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands, May 23, 2013 - In a joint effort to safeguard and bolster the Caribbean region's tourism-dependent economy, fifteen Caribbean governments and seventeen corporations met on Necker Island, home of Sir Richard Branson, in the British Virgin Islands this weekend and committed approximately $64 million USD to preserve and protect the region's marine and coastal environment, and accelerate efforts to transition to renewable energy.


The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming

monsanto2Monsanto’s talk of ‘technology’ tries to hide its real objectives of control over seed where genetic engineering is a means to control seed, “Monsanto is an agricultural company. We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world \produce more while conserving more.” “Producing more, Conserving more, Improving farmers lives.”


The Earth's Centre is Out of Sync

earths-centreLondon, 14 May (Prensa Latina) Two new studies, both online, reveal that Earth's inner core may actually be softer than previously thought, and that the speed at which it spins can fluctuate over time.


Nanopatch delivers more effective and needle-free vaccines

nano-patchNeedle phobics rejoice: in the future vaccines may be delivered via nanopatches, tiny material patches already being trialled in Papa New Guinea.


Malaria hope: Bacteria that make mosquitoes resistant

mosquitoResearchers have found a strain of bacteria that can infect mosquitoes and make them resistant to the malaria parasite. The study, in the journal Science, showed the parasite struggled to survive in infected mosquitoes.