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Wind farm in Neuenkirchen, Germany. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke, Wikipedia Commons.
Wind farm in Neuenkirchen, Germany. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke, Wikipedia Commons.


New Software Brings The Right Wind Farm To The Right Spot

(CORDIS) — Wind farms are springing up all across Europe, covering some 8 % of the EU’s electricity needs in 2013 according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). But several drawbacks have so far prevented this share from growing as much as it could: most notably, citizens have complained about the noise, disturbances in […]

Researchers found that Titan's ice shell, which overlies a very salty ocean, varies in thickness around the moon, suggesting the crust is in the process of becoming rigid. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI/Univ. of Arizona/G. Mitri/University of Nantes
Researchers found that Titan's ice shell, which overlies a very salty ocean, varies in thickness around the moon, suggesting the crust is in the process of becoming rigid. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI/Univ. of Arizona/G. Mitri/University of Nantes


Ocean On Saturn Moon Could Be As Salty As The Dead Sea

Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Earth’s Dead Sea. The new results come from a study of gravity and topography data collected during Cassini’s repeated flybys of Titan during the past 10 years. Using the Cassini data, researchers […]

The INTERPOL Pollution Crime Forensic Investigation Manual includes practical and low-cost methods to guide investigators through the forensic environmental investigation process. Photo credit: INTERPOL.
The INTERPOL Pollution Crime Forensic Investigation Manual includes practical and low-cost methods to guide investigators through the forensic environmental investigation process. Photo credit: INTERPOL.


Environment Canada And INTERPOL Unite To Fight Pollution Crimes

The forensic investigation of environmental pollution in developing countries is set to take a leap forward with the unveiling of an important new manual for law enforcement worldwide. The INTERPOL Pollution Crime Forensic Investigation Manual includes practical and low-cost methods to guide investigators through the forensic environmental investigation process, from initial receipt of information of […]