This Week in Science (Nov. 15 – 22)

Nov 22, 2015

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2 comments on “This Week in Science (Nov. 15 – 22)

  • Perhaps another milestone, although not ground-breaking, is very noteworthy as an example to other countries! – Especially the muppet politicians who are trying to sell carbon pollution, and drag their feet in adopting green technologies. !
    A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.

    The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun’s warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat to power a steam turbine in the evening.

    The first phase will generate for three hours after dark; the last stage aims to supply power 20 hours a day.

    It is part of Morocco’s pledge to get 42% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

    The UN has praised Morocco for the level of its ambition. The UK, a much richer country, is aiming for 30% by the same date.

    The Saudi-built Ouarzazate solar thermal plant will be one of the world’s biggest when it is complete. The mirrors will cover the same area as the country’s capital, Rabat.

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  • Opposition to Franken-fish has been swift.

    A few major food chains (reportedly) said they won’t sell it, consumers left in the dark as the salmon won’t require labeling, and environmental concerns. Looks as though the FDA may get smacked with lawsuits.

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