August 27, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Alga stressed by the light

During the summers of 2010 and 2011, biologists analyzed samples of algae populations from five zones and measured the amount of light present in and the temperature of each zone over the summer. The research group observed that the algae that displaye… Continue reading

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August 8, 2013
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Three-decade decline in reflectivity of Arctic sea ice

The reflectivity of Arctic sea ice, or albedo, regulates the solar radiation balance. A diminishing albedo affects the melt rate of Arctic sea ice. Continue reading

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June 7, 2013
by Chuck Clusen
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What Happens in the Arctic Unfortunately Is Not Staying in the Arctic

Chuck Clusen, Director, National Parks and Alaska Projects, Washington, DC
What Happens in the Arctic Unfortunately Is Not Staying in the Arctic:
The Arctic Ice Pack May Be as Important to Us People as to the Polar Bears.  Its Melt… Continue reading

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May 9, 2013
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‘Power plants’: How to harvest electricity directly from plants

The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet. However, only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy. Continue reading

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April 25, 2013
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Nanostructures improve the efficiency of solar cells

Researchers have been able to improve the efficiency of solar cells by coating the cell surface with extremely small nanoscale structures. The new technology has been shown to nearly eliminate the reflection losses of solar radiation. Continue reading

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April 2, 2013
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NASA’s SORCE satellite marks a decade in the sun

NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) satellite has been providing data on the sun’s irradiance for 10 years. SORCE measures electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun and the power per unit area of that energy on Earth’s surface. Continue reading

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April 21, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 4/15- 4/21/2012

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
SunEdison, the fourth largest solar company in the world, plans to install photovoltaic solar plants in Chile’s Atacama region. SunEdison’s vice president for thei… Continue reading

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October 21, 2011
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 10/16-10/21/2011

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
Despite gaining official approval from Chile’s government, HidroAysén still faces many challenges on the road to completion. The primary point of contention is ho… Continue reading

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