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Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 11:58 AM
Here are the top environmental links folks are Digging
— The EU and British government are spending £5 million to develop biofuels from marine plant algae in Scotland, potentially avoiding the pitfalls of making biofuels from food crops.
— The world's first commercial-scale tidal steam turbine has reached its max generation capacity of 1.2 megawatts for the first time. The previous record was 300 kilowatts in 2004.
— The London newspaper rounds up its top 29 natural disaster photos from 2008.
— An MIT chemistry freshman helped a startup company discover in 2006 that trees generate a slight electric charge, and has now developed a system using that power for small sensors that remotely alert officials of wildfires.
— Scientists warned this week that "abrupt climate change" could hit the United States swiftly, causing rising sea levels and a permanent drought in the Southwest.
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