30 Mar '12, 1pm

On Our Radar: Cuts in German Solar Subsidies

Reuters A worker mounting photovoltaic panels on the roof of a barn in Landshut, Germany, last week. Germany’s parliament approves deep cuts in subsidies for solar power . The government argues that the subsidies have driven up electricity prices for consumers while propping up photovoltaic panel prices for domestic manufacturers. [Bloomberg Businessweek] Scientists say they have found a way to clone American elm trees that have survived repeated epidemics of Dutch elm disease. The breakthrough is the first known use of in vitro culture technology to clone buds of mature American elms. “This research has the potential to bring back the beloved American elm population to North America,” a researcher says. [University of Guelph] A low level of cooling water for fuel rods suggests that the damage to one of three stricken reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan could ...

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