Is Beijing’s Pollution So Bad that Residents Need a Fake Sun?

January 20, 2014 by  
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There’s no question that China is facing a dire pollution problem. We’ve already seen dozens of photos of the nation’s smog-ridden capital , and if that isn’t evidence enough, check out this  latest image from Tiananmen Square . A ChinaFotoPress   photographer visiting Beijing snapped up this image of a fake sunrise displayed on a large outdoor screen amidst a dense cloud of smog graying out the horizon and even a nearby building. Read the rest of Is Beijing’s Pollution So Bad that Residents Need a Fake Sun? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Air Monitors , Beijing smog , china , Chinese Pollution Problem , Chins smog , environmental destruction , health concerns , pm 2.5 , Pollution , Pollution epidemic , smog , smog levels in China , Technology        

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Superhydrophobic Coatings Could Prevent Wind Turbines from Becoming Giant Icicles During Cold Winter Months

January 20, 2014 by  
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GE is developing new superhydrophobic  coatings that allow turbines to keep pumping out energy in sub-zero temperatures. As Arctic temperatures again begin to engulf nearly every corner of the United States this week, places not typically exposed to extreme cold are learning to adapt on the fly. Snow brings many transportation difficulties, but for the wind power industry, it’s actually frost and ice that present the biggest challenges. When a winter storm strikes a wind farm and coats massive turbine blades in a thick layer of ice, operations grind to a halt. This is bad news for GE and its wind turbine customers. Taking a cue from the naturally hydrophobic lotus plant, researchers are creating new coatings that will help turbines shed ice the way plants shed rain. Read the rest of Superhydrophobic Coatings Could Prevent Wind Turbines from Becoming Giant Icicles During Cold Winter Months Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: GE , hydrophobic coatings , hydrophobic surfaces , renewable energy production , what happens to wind turbines in winter , wind turbine efficiency , wind turbines , wind turbines in winter        

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SolarBuzz Reports That UK Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaics Grew by 600% in 2013

January 20, 2014 by  
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A new report from SolarBuzz shows that large-scale solar PV installations in the UK have grown by an incredible 600% during the past 12 months, driving the UK to a record 1.45 GW of new solar PV capacity . According to the report , ground-mounted installations accounted for over 90% of new large-scale solar PV added in the UK in 2013. As a result, the UK is now ranked sixth globally for large-scale solar PV, and it’s one of six countries that approached a GW-level large-scale solar market in 2013. Read the rest of SolarBuzz Reports That UK Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaics Grew by 600% in 2013 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , Solar Power , solar pv , solar pv installations , solarbuzz , uk solar pv        

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Colorful Ice Fort Makes the Most of Below Freezing Temps in Ontario

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Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

January 30, 2012 by  
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In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, China’s government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution in the country’s air. It all started last May when a Chinese citizen purchased a $4,000 air quality monitor and started posting daily pollution levels on the internet. That move caused a domino effect and monitors were purchased across the country by citizens concerned about the air they were breathing. The citizen-action caused the demise of China’s government propaganda about the quality of their air. Where last year the government was touting 274 “blue sky days”, this year they’ve promised to do their own monitoring, saying that they will institue new health standards as soon as possible. Read the rest of Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air pollution cancer , air pollution lung cancer , air pollution standards , Beijing air pollution , cardiovascular problems , china , china smog , chinese air pollution , chinese air pollution standards , chinese smog , fine particle air pollution , fine particle smog , health risks of air pollution , pm 2.5 , respiratory problems , smog , smog in china , urban smog

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In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, China’s government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution in the country’s air. It all started last May when a Chinese citizen purchased a $4,000 air quality monitor and started posting daily pollution levels on the internet. That move caused a domino effect and monitors were purchased across the country by citizens concerned about the air they were breathing. The citizen-action caused the demise of China’s government propaganda about the quality of their air. Where last year the government was touting 274 “blue sky days”, this year they’ve promised to do their own monitoring, saying that they will institue new health standards as soon as possible. Read the rest of Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air pollution cancer , air pollution lung cancer , air pollution standards , Beijing air pollution , cardiovascular problems , china , china smog , chinese air pollution , chinese air pollution standards , chinese smog , fine particle air pollution , fine particle smog , health risks of air pollution , pm 2.5 , respiratory problems , smog , smog in china , urban smog

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January 30, 2012 by  
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In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, China’s government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution in the country’s air. It all started last May when a Chinese citizen purchased a $4,000 air quality monitor and started posting daily pollution levels on the internet. That move caused a domino effect and monitors were purchased across the country by citizens concerned about the air they were breathing. The citizen-action caused the demise of China’s government propaganda about the quality of their air. Where last year the government was touting 274 “blue sky days”, this year they’ve promised to do their own monitoring, saying that they will institue new health standards as soon as possible. Read the rest of Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , air pollution cancer , air pollution lung cancer , air pollution standards , Beijing air pollution , cardiovascular problems , china , china smog , chinese air pollution , chinese air pollution standards , chinese smog , fine particle air pollution , fine particle smog , health risks of air pollution , pm 2.5 , respiratory problems , smog , smog in china , urban smog

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