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  • GFDS Prepares for showcasing the Tsunami Flood Barrier at Aquatech Amsterdam

    As part of our impressive stand at the Aquatech Exhibition 1st-4th November we will be showcasing working models of a number of our passive flood defence systems. Alongside our Self Closing Flood Barrier Range, which includes the SCFB®, and the Floodbreak we will also be displaying our Tsunami Barrier. On the stand will be a working model of our tsunami defence system in action. ...


  • Indonesia Adopts WWF Green Policy for Tsunami Reconstruction

    JAKARTA, Indonesia , April 27, 2005 (ENS) - Indonesian officials have endorsed a set of WWF recommendations for environmentally ...

  • Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

    Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometer (250-mile) chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high. Opponents of the 820 billion yen ($6.8 billion) plan argue that the massive concrete barriers will damage marine ecology and scenery, hinder vital fisheries and actually ...


    By Associated Press

  • Smart Grid “Data Tsunami” is Driving Expanded Opportunities for Data Analytics in the Utility Industry, Says Pike Research

    The deployment of smart meters and other communication nodes within the electricity grid distribution network is generating a wave of new information that many in the utility industry have referred to as a “data tsunami.”This highly granular, real-time information on electricity consumption and grid operations can be highly useful for utilities to ...


  • Chris Huhne - We will break through barriers facing Scottish renewables (press notice and speech)

    Chris Huhne vowed today to leave no stone unturned in support of Scottish renewable energy projects. The Energy and Climate Change Secretary said: “If we are to meet our climate change targets, Scotland will be mission critical. Success here will define our low carbon legacy. “I know that every day that projects are delayed is an extra day we rely on dirty energy, an extra cost ...

  • 300-ton water leak from tank at Japan nuke plant

    The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there - its worst leak yet from one of the vessels. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the contaminated water leaked from a steel storage tank at the wrecked Fukushima ...


    By Associated Press

  • Restoring natural habitats in Myanmar a reconstruction priority, says IUCN

    IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) offers to share its broad environmental experience to help with the reconstruction efforts in Myanmar. A vital long-term environmental need is to restore coastal ecosystems, following the catastrophic damage caused by the recent cyclone.  “While we, like the rest of the world, are worried about the pace of the relief effort, we also believe we ...

  • Japan gov`t to help stop radioactive water leaks

    Japan's government said Wednesday that it would step in and take "firm measures" to tackle contaminated water leaks at the country's crippled nuclear plant, including possibly funding a multibillion-dollar project to fix the problem. The announcement came a day after the operator of the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi plant said some of the water was seeping over or around an underground barrier it ...


    By Associated Press

  • Smart Grid Data Analytics Market to Reach $4.2 Billion by 2015, Forecasts Pike Research

    BOULDER, Colo. - Information is the lifeblood of every organization.As utilities transition to the smart grid and expand it over time with the installation of millions of intelligent endpoints including smart meters and other devices, they must address the challenge of how to take advantage of the flood of data that will be generated by these devices.According to a new report from Pike Research, ...


  • Pre-stored data vital for mitigating natural disasters, UN reports

    With climate change likely to increase both the frequency and severity of natural disasters, the United Nations has launched guidelines to help States pre-emptively amass the data vital for effective relief operations to avoid compounding the original catastrophe. “So that these natural hazards do not become man-made disasters, we require effective systems to identify needs, manage data, and help ...


    By United Nations

  • Radioactive water may overflow at Japan plant

    The operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it is struggling to stop contaminated underground water from leaking into the sea. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said some of the water is seeping over or around an underground barrier it created by injecting chemicals into the soil that solidified into a wall. The latest problem involves underground water which has built up ...


    By Associated Press

  • Brattle Economists Recommend Implementing A U.S. Federal Dry Storage Program For Spent Nuclear Fuel By 2020

    Following the August 7, 2012 decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend approving nuclear license extensions until it has taken a deeper look at the safety of on-site spent nuclear fuel, economists at The Brattle Group have released a new study examining the appropriate size, pace, and economics of a new federal spent fuel handling program in the United States. The report recommends ...


    By The Brattle Group

  • Water leaks may become new Japan nuclear disaster

    Japan's nuclear watchdog said a leak of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be the beginning of a new disaster - a series of leaks of contaminated water from storage tanks. The plant operator has built hundreds of steel tanks to store massive amounts of radioactive water coming from three melted reactors, as well as underground water running into reactor ...


    By Associated Press

  • Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

    The Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident." The operator of the plant said about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of ...


    By Associated Press

  • World Economic Forum Recognizes Liquid Robotics' Co-Founder, Roger Hine, as One of the World's Top Technology Pioneers for 2013

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data service provider and developer of the Wave Glider®, the first wave powered autonomous marine robot, is proud to announce Roger Hine, Liquid Robotics co-founder and CTO, was named as one of the World Economic Forum's twenty-three ...


    By Marketwire

  • Science can do more for sustainable development

    The message from Rio+20 is for practical action to deliver existing targets. Scientists must identify and overcome barriers to change. Sha Zukang, secretary-general of Rio+20, held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro on 13 June, heralding the start of the final phase of negotiations ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Offshore wind critical to secure Japan’s energy security, and continued focus on RD&D needed, says the Carbon Trust

    Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D) efforts to reduce the country’s exposure to the highly volatile costs of imported energy and secure its future energy supply, according to a series of reports released today by the Carbon Trust. Japan’s offshore wind industry needs to accelerate Research, Development ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

    From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water. But climate-proofing a city or coastline is expensive, as shown by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $20 ...


    By Associated Press

  • Off-Grid Remote Sensing Power Systems Revenue Will Reach $1.5 Billion Annually by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

    Remote sensing systems, often powered by fuel cells, represent a sleeper market for small and low-wattage renewable and alternative energy systems. Such systems are used in many applications, including wind power stations, earthquake and tsunami monitoring sites, and weather stations, but their primary end-use is in the oil and gas industry. According to a recent report from ...

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