Climate Leadership Council-Carbon taxes Mk.2

We need to reduce carbon emissions, everybody knows that. Curbing and reducing current levels of Carbon Dioxide is pretty much the only way of reducing climate change. But how is the hard question; there have been a few attempted answers. The Climate leadership council (CLC) propose a Cap and Dividend system. Learning from the mistakes […]

EU Leaders Agree on Landmark Emissions Cuts

After heated discussions at the Brussels summit last week, EU leaders have reached a landmark decision to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 % by 2030. An agreement has also been reached that the use of renewable energy should be boosted to 27 % within the total energy mix and that energy efficiency must be increased […]

The Four C’s: Cut, Colour, Clarity and… Conductivity?

Physicist Dmitry Budker of the University of California, Berkeley and his colleagues at UCLA and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have recently published work into coloured diamonds and a possible new use as magnetic field detectors for superconductors. Coloured diamonds contain mostly the same structure as regular diamond, a giant network of carbon […]

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