News tagged with power plants

Long-lived traveling particles to be tracked

Unseen by the human eye are plentiful microscopic particles, small but mighty polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, constantly emitted into the air from a variety of combustion sources. Power plants, forest and brush ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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India's smog-choked capital ends car ban trial

New Delhi wrapped up Friday a controversial trial of driving restrictions that took about a million cars off its roads, with arguments still raging about whether it is the right approach to cutting smog in the world's most ...

dateJan 14, 2016 in Environment
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Fish ladders promote genetic exchange

Hydroelectric power plants, weirs and waterfalls are often insurmountable barricades for fish. This can have a significant impact on the genetic structure of the separate populations. Whether and to what extent fish ladders ...

dateJan 06, 2016 in Ecology
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Norway's EV purchasing spree is climate friendly

If every other passenger car in Norway is plugged into the electric network by 2020, Europe will have to produce more electricity – mainly from coal-fired power plants – to meet the demand. But it will be a plus for the ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Environment
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Putting carbon back where it came from

The UN Climate Conference ended with a promising deal to reduce our impact on the climate, ratified by all 190 participating countries. It remains to be seen if and how these ambitious goals will be met. But one thing is ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Environment
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