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Team sets solar cell record

Using a novel technology that adds multiple innovations to a very high-performance crystalline silicon solar cell platform, a consortium led by the University of Delaware has achieved a record-breaking combined solar cell efficiency of 42.8 percent from sunlight at standard terrestrial conditions.

PG&E to buy solar power produced by mirrors in the Mojave - International Herald Tribune

Pacific Gas & Electric, the major utility in Northern California, was to announce a commitment Wednesday to purchase 550 megawatts of solar power to be generated by troughlike arrays of mirrors in the Mojave Desert.

Ice cools buildings, saves energy

As the summer swelters on, skyscrapers and apartments around the city will crank up air conditioners and push the city's power grid to the limit — but some have found a cool alternative.

DDT And Global Swarming

Rising temperatures mean growing numbers of mosquitoes, which are spreading malaria in Africa. DDT has been effective against the mosquitoes that spread malaria, but very few people want to bring it back for fear of DDT's other effects.

Heavy rain in Britain due to global warming

For the first time, the rising rainfall in the past few decades has been proven to be linked to global warming.

HSBC Climate Confidence Index 2007

The HSBC Climate Confidence Index 2007 is their first survey of public attitudes to climate change in nine of the world’s major markets. They measured global opinions regarding the concern, confidence, commitment, and optimism surrounding global warming.

Rapid Climate Change Overview, Executive Summary

Rapid Climate Change Overview, Executive Summary

Nick Perry, July 2007

Brief About:

This paper outlines the essay described above.

Humans to blame for changes in rain

Human activities that spur global warming are largely to blame for changes in rainfall patterns over the last century, climate researchers reported Monday. The report was released as record rains caused severe flooding in Britain, China and Indonesia.

Rapid Climate Change Overview

Rapid Climate Change Overview

Nick Perry, July 2007

Brief About:

This paper synthesizes the numerous voices in the field of climate change, and gives a detailed but clear look at the state of global ecosystem, the drivers of climate change, and the possible consquences of global warming.

UK fights worst floods in 60 years -

Nearly 150,000 homes were without drinking water Monday after the worst floodwaters in 60 years swamped large areas of western England.