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  • Tsunami footage assists wave prediction

    When the powerful earthquake of 11 March triggered a tsunami that struck swathes of Japan's north-east coast, images of the devastating wave were captured. As well as conveying the scale of the tragedy, footage of the debris-filled water sweeping across fields can be used to better understand the characteristics of tsunamis and help save lives in the future. "Without exaggeration, it will lead to ...

  • Atlantic precursors for European heat waves?

    A new link between the development of heat waves over Central and Western Europe and temperatures in the North Atlantic has been discovered by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre and the University of Southampton. This finding may be an important factor for the prediction of summer heat waves over Europe, since it suggests the Atlantic Ocean could have a role as a precursor. The NOC ...

  • Ireland funding Wave energy technology

    Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy has signed the formal funding agreement with the Irish Government's Sustainable Energy Association (SEAI) for a EUR150,000 project to evaluate potential CETO wave sites in Ireland and develop a site specific conceptual design. The project is 50% funded by the SEAI and 50% by Carnegie and forms the first phase of detailed design for a potential 5MW ...

  • By the numbers: The hottest year on record

    According to new data, 2012 was a chart-topping year for the United States – but not in a good way. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Climate Data Center (NCDC) recently declared 2012 to be the hottest year on record for the contiguous United States. This year shattered the previous record temperature, set ...

  • Next Wave Of IoT Investment to Occur in Streetlight Market

    October 25, 2016 -- The first wave of Internet of Things (IoT) investment has already occurred in the utility sector with smart grid deployments. The next wave will take place in the public outdoor street lighting market. Over the course of the next decade, cities and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Trapped atmospheric waves triggered more weather extremes

    Weather extremes in the summer - such as the record heat wave in the United States that hit corn farmers and worsened wildfires in 2012 - have reached an exceptional number in the last ten years. Man-made global warming can explain a gradual increase in periods of severe heat, but the observed change in the magnitude and duration of some events is not so easily explained. It has been linked to a ...

  • Forget blizzards and hurricanes, heat waves are to die for (#2262)

    When it comes to gnarly weather, tornadoes, blizzards and hurricanes seem to get most of our attention, perhaps because their destructive power makes for imagery the media can't ignore. But for sheer killing power, heat waves do in far more people than even the most devastating hurricane. Ask medical historian Richard Keller. Keller, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of medical ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Wave energy innovation wins SETsquared student scholarship

    June 2nd 2011 - The SETsquared partnership, one of the UK’s most successful university collaborations, has announced the results of its competition to find a student to take part in the Kauffman Global Scholars Program.   The winner is 22-year-old Alistair Shepherd, who is in the final year of a Masters degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of ...


  • 2006 Third Warmest Year on Record Across USA

    ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - This year's average annual temperature for the lower 48 states is likely to be the third warmest on record, according to scientists at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center in Asheville. The only warmer years occurred in 1998 and 1934. Based on preliminary data, NOAA scientists report that the 2006 annual average temperature for the contiguous United States is likely ...

  • Pelamis Wave Power Selects Pulsant to Safeguard Vital Data in the Cloud

      Custom built cloud & connectivity solution frees Pelamis engineers to focus on developing renewable energy technology  Cloud, connectivity and hosting provider, Pulsant, is supporting Pelamis Wave Power by helping to manage, backup and store data vital to the development of its world-leading wave energy technology. With operations in Edinburgh and Orkneysupporting two ...


  • EnerNOC Provides Critical Grid Support During Heat Wave

     EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading provider of energy management applications for the smart grid, today announced that last week its demand response resources were dispatched 21 times in North America, delivering cost-effective, clean, much-needed capacity to many strained ...


    By EnerNOC, Inc.

  • BP oil spill creates a wave of new jobs, takes others under

    Mark Wilkie is a busy guy these days, and he has the BP oil crisis to thank. Wilkie, vice president of Sebastian, Fla.-based Granite Environmental, is working full-throttle to fill his Oklahoma and Florida factories with new employees to handle the crush of orders for cleanup equipment. The company"s already hired 24 new factory workers in ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • UN: CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    World carbon dioxide pollution levels in the atmosphere are accelerating and reached a record high in 2012, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday. The heat-trapping gas, pumped into the air by cars and smokestacks, was measured at 393.1 parts per million last year, up 2.2 ppm from the previous year, said the Geneva-based World Meteorological ...


    By Associated Press

  • Summer 2012: The season of record-breaking extreme weather

    This post was co-authored by Forbes Tompkins, an intern with WRI’s Climate and Energy Program. This post is part of WRI’s “Extreme Weather Watch” series, which explores the link between climate change and extreme events. Read our other posts ...

  • Global Wind Power Generated Record Year in 2006

    BRUSSELS, Belgium (ENS) - Booming wind energy markets around the world exceeded expectations in 2006, with the sector experiencing a second consecutive record year. Covering wind energy developments in more than 70 countries, figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC, show the installation of 15,197 megawatts last year, an increase of 32 percent over 2005 - another ...

  • Easy Steps to Ensure the Heat Wave Doesn't Melt Your Bank Account

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/10 -- Ontarians are currently experiencing the first extreme heat of 2010, with record setting temperatures already surpassed in many parts of the province, a mini-blackout experienced in Toronto and no relief in sight until week's end. In the interest of helping reduce stress on Ontario's electrical grid and bringing down home cooling costs, ...


    By Marketwire

  • EarthRisk Technologies Unveils HeatRisk for Predicting Summer Heat Waves and Extreme Weather

    EarthRisk Technologies, a pioneer in the research, analysis and visualization of extreme temperature and weather pattern risks, today announced HeatRisk, a software analytics module within the TempRisk suite of products designed to deliver advanced warning of coming heat waves and extreme weather events up to 40 days before they occur. Targeting energy, supply chain management, city planning, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Ocean Power Technologies and Lockheed Martin to Develop Wave-Energy Project in Australia

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTT), a leading wave energy technology company, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have entered into a teaming agreement with the goal of developing a 19 megawatt wave-energy project in Victoria, Australia. This is one of the largest wave-energy projects announced to date, and leverages a grant from the Commonwealth of Australia. For the project, Lockheed ...

  • Indian city launches first-ever heat wave preparation and warning system

    The Indian city of Ahmedabad launched a first-of-its-kind Heat Action Plan today, making it the first city in South Asia to create a comprehensive early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events fueled by climate change. This ground-breaking project, created by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in partnership with an international coalition of health and academic ...

  • 2015 second hottest year on record for Europe

    The year 2015 will be the second hottest on record in Europe, with mean annual temperatures just above the 2007 average and below the record set in 2014, according to an analysis by one of the World Meteorological Organization's regional climate centres. Much of eastern Europe was exceptionally warm, with temperatures higher than in 2014. Only in parts of Ireland were temperatures lower than the ...

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