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  • Common Core Conspiracy Unraveling? (UPDATE)

    09/09/2013 5:10:44 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept. 2, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Recent headline on an education site sums up the story: “The majority of public supports Common Core, but opposition is growing.” Another ed site announced, with a map: “Breaking News: 20 States' Pending Legislation...to Reject or Limit Common Core." Common Core Curriculum, steamrollered across the country several years ago and adopted by almost 45 states, may be faltering. Why do so many people consider this wonderful news? Here are 8 good reasons: 1) Common Core represents a federal takeover of education. This is a dream that progressives and liberals have pursued for a century. States and communities have traditionally been...
  • New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy Without Burning, Nears Pilot-Scale Development

    02/06/2013 6:25:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 43 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | NA
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—A new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone recently, with the successful operation of a research-scale combustion system at Ohio State University. The technology is now ready for testing at a larger scale. For 203 continuous hours, the Ohio State combustion unit produced heat from coal while capturing 99 percent of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction. Liang-Shih Fan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of Ohio State’s Clean Coal Research Laboratory, pioneered the technology called Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL), which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before...
  • Sarah Palin Was a Prophet About Obama's Education Takeover

    04/26/2012 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Maggie Gallagher
    Sarah Palin was the first to recognize the problem: By participating in President Obama's signature education initiative, the Common Core Standards, Alaska would lose control over its own curriculum. On May 31, 2009, then-Gov. Palin announced Alaska would adopt a "watch and wait" attitude: "If this initiative produces useful results, Alaska will remain free to incorporate them," Gov. Palin said, adding that "high expectations are not always created by new, mandated federal standards written on paper. They are created in the home, the community and the classroom." Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to his credit, was the next to recognize...
  • Clean coal project in Texas wins $450mn in federal help

    09/27/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | Sept 27, 2011 | Power Engineering
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a record of decision that will allow federal funding to help build a 400 MW plant that combines an integrated gasification combined-cycle system with urea production and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The Summit Texas Clean Energy Project will be partially funded with $450 million from DOE’s Clean Coal Power Initiative. The plant, owned by Summit Texas Clean Energy LLC, will produce power by converting subbituminous coal into hydrogen-rich synthesis gas andcarbon dioxide (CO2). The syngas and steam will be fed to the combined-cycle combustion and steam turbine generator to produce 200...
  • A Bad Bet on Carbon (carbon capture and sequestration)

    05/23/2010 12:06:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 897+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 12, 2010 | ROBERT BRYCE
    ON Wednesday, John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman introduced their long-awaited Senate energy bill, which includes incentives of $2 billion per year for carbon capture and sequestration, the technology that removes carbon dioxide from the smokestack at power plants and forces it into underground storage. This significant allocation would come on top of the $2.4 billion for carbon capture projects that appeared in last year’s stimulus package. That’s a lot of money for a technology whose adoption faces three potentially insurmountable hurdles: it greatly reduces the output of power plants; pipeline capacity to move the newly captured carbon dioxide is woefully...
  • SUBJECT: A Comprehensive Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage

    02/07/2010 5:55:52 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 431+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | February 3, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Presidential Actions • Presidential Memoranda The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 03, 2010 Presidential Memorandum -- A Comprehensive Federal Strategy on Carbon Capture and Storage MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF LABOR THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY THE CHAIRMAN...
  • Not under our backyard, say Germans, in blow to CO2 plans

    08/10/2009 10:14:57 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 29 July 2009 | Terry Slavin and Alok Jha
    German carbon capture plan appears to be a victim of 'numbyism' - not under my backyard It was meant to be the world's first demonstration of a technology that could help save the planet from global warming – a project intended to capture emissions from a coal-fired power station and bury them safely underground. But the German carbon capture plan has ended with CO2 being pumped directly into the atmosphere, following local opposition at it being stored underground. The scheme appears a victim of "numbyism" – not under my backyard. Opposition to the carbon capture plan has contributed to a...
  • New York touts climate-saving plan to lock away CO2

    04/21/2009 8:12:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,713+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | April 22, 2009 | Sebastian Smith
    NEW YORK (AFP) – Scientists in New York have touted an experimental plan to lock carbon dioxide gasses underground and prevent big polluters like China and the United States from wrecking the world's climate. The idea, called carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, is at the cutting edge of attempts to dramatically reduce CO2 spewed by industrial plants into the atmosphere. The technology exists, but is little tested and a group of energy companies, academics and state officials hope to make New York one of the field's trail blazers. "We have the opportunity to demonstrate new technology that could be...
  • Shell dumps wind, solar and hydro power in favour of biofuels

    03/19/2009 10:03:24 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 47 replies · 2,274+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 17 March 2009 | Tim Webb
    Shell will no longer invest in renewable technologies such as wind, solar and hydro power because they are not economic, the Anglo-Dutch oil company said today. It plans to invest more in biofuels which environmental groups blame for driving up food prices and deforestation. Executives at its annual strategy presentation said Shell, already the world's largest buyer and blender of crop-based biofuels, would also invest an unspecified amount in developing a new generat­ion of biofuels which do not use food-based crops and are less harmful to the environment. The company said it would concentrate on developing other cleaner ways of...
  • Coal Will Still Be King - But can capturing and storing it make it climate friendly?

    01/24/2009 8:41:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 587+ views
    Reason ^ | January 20, 2009 | Ronald Bailey
    "Coal plants are factories of death," declared NASA climate modeler James Hansen in a letter to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Last year, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), now chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, introduced the "." That bill would have placed a moratorium on issuing permits for new coal-fired power plants that don't have the ability to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions. Since that technology is still being tested, it means that no new coal-fired power plants would have been permitted. In early 2008, Obama told the editorial board of the San...
  • Burying CO2 to fight global warming a step closer to reality

    05/25/2008 11:29:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies · 79+ views
    DailyIndia.com ^ | May 25, 2008
    Washington, May 25: Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and burying it away underground, which has on paper been described as one of the most effective in cutting down on greenhouse gases, is moving closer to reality. According to a report in Discovery News, the process, known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), has already been given the green signal by the US Department of Energy (DOE), with a funding of 126 million dollars for two large-scale carbon storage projects in California and the Midwest. The DOE had previously announced 253.7 million dollars in funding for four others. "The announcement of these...
  • Australian researchers find pineapple crush can fight cancer

    07/25/2005 7:14:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 328+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07.07.05
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian scientists have discovered pineapple molecules can act as powerful anti-cancer agents and said the research could lead to a new class of cancer-fighting drugs. Scientists at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) said their work centred on two molecules from bromelaine, an extract derived from crushed pineapple stems that is used to tenderise meat, clarify beers and tan hides. One of the molecules, CCZ, stimulates the body's immune system to target and kill cancer cells, the other, CCS, blocks a protein called Ras, which is defective in 30 percent of all cancers. QIMR researcher Tracey...