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Viable Non-Polluting Power Source Discovered, But Is It Too Late to Stop Climate Change?

A ground-breaking new energy source has been discovered by a company in New Jersey.

The powerful new water-based fuel could provide a viable alternative for fuel production worldwide, and has already shown proven results in the supply of sustained electricity production.
The power source is known as The BlackLight Process after...
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Ice Age Could Be Imminent As Sun Falls Silent

As if we needed any more factors to influence our already unpredictable weather, scientists are now concerned about the lack of activity on the sun, which appears to have diminished significantly.

The periodic changes in the sun's activity, such as changes in levels of solar radiation, coronal mass ejections and solar flares, are...
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Oil-Rich Saudis Go Solar

Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil producer, has just built a huge solar power plant. Is the country going "green"--or are they running out of oil? They plan to use it to generate one third of their electricity needs by 2032.

Saudi Arabia and the...
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When the Sun Goes Crazy

It's happened before: In 1859, sunspots erupted, causing sparks in telegraph offices that set paper on fire. Today, 150 years later, we are much MORE "wired," and sun...
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We're Not Ready

The British Royal Academy of Engineering has completed a study of the UK power grid showing that it is relatively well prepared to weather a solar superstorm--but the opposite is true in the United States.

It turns...
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The End of the World: Fire or Water?

How will the world end? It may not end today, but it WILL end someday. After Noah's ark finally reached land, God promised Noah that he would not flood the earth again, that it would be "the fire next time," and despite the rising ocean levels due to glacier melt, Whitley Strieber thinks this may be true. Read all about it in his...
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Fire or Water?

How will the world end? It may not end on December 21st, but it WILL end someday. After Noah's ark finally reached land, God promised Noah that he would not flood the earth again, that it would be "the fire next time," and despite the...
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How the Sun Changes History

People who don't know their history are fated to repeat their mistakes. It has always been assumed by solar scientists that our sun does not emit the same sort of superflares seen bursting out of similar stars. But now it appears that the sun did emit a superflare in 774 AD, and,...
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How the Sun Affects Our Weather

We know that the sun is only partly the cause of climate change (most of it, alas, is caused by us), but periodic solar flares (or coronal mass ejections--CMEs) can have profound "space weather" effects on...
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Spinach Goes Solar

Can you eat too many vegetables? (Yes, you can--and if you've gotten fat from eating "good" food, you should know that Anne Strieber did too, and she wrote a diet book about...
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Strange Formation on the Sun

A mysterious dark band has appeared on the surface of the sun that is almost 500 miles long and is getting bigger every day. Astrophysicists think it's a cluster of dense cold gas. The formation may look dark because it's so much colder than the surface of the sun.
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SECOND Gigantic Power Failure Hits India

A second huge power outage across India left 600 million people sweltering in the dark. Gigantic traffic jams, stalled railway trains, closed airports and a general failure of infrastructure services have followed in the wake of what is now the largest power failure in history. Power is being restored across the country at this time.

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How Sunshine Changes Us

It doesn't just bring us Vitamin D, it can affect all brain activity--including the central nervous system--leading to changes in human behavior. And the recent solar flares coming from the sun may lead to an even GREATER response than...
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It's Not the Sun, It's Us

NASA reports that a recent lull in the sun's activity did not prevent the Earth from absorbing more solar energy than could escape back into space. This means that climate change is mainly caused by...
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Is It a Natural Object, a Video Artifact or a UFO?

A passing coronal mass ejection from the sun caused an illumination response from an otherwise invisible object near Mercury that was captured both by NASA's Heliospheric Imager 1 satellite and by the SECCHI-A spacecraft. Initially, SECCHI staff explained it as a video afterimage of the planet on the...
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Cold Weather? Blame the Sun

Can the sun cause cold weather? Cold winters that have dumped tons of snow on areas like the Northeastern US may have their origins in the sun's varying ultraviolet emissions. Recent satellite data shows that the sun's UV output is far more changeable than scientists had previously thought, and these changes lead to warmer winters in some places...
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Did Comet Cause Massive Solar Explosion on Oct. 1?

A few hours after a comet discovered by amateur astronomers on September 30 impacted the sun, a massive coronal mass ejection took place directly opposite the object's impact point. Previously, solar...
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Sun Storms May Become Stronger

New research suggests solar storms could become more disruptive within decades, affecting things from cell phones to airplanes and spacecraft. In BBC News, Judith Burns quotes space physicist Mike Lockwood was saying, "All the evidence suggests that the Sun will shortly exit from a grand solar maximum that has persisted since before the start...
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Major Solar Flare Heading Our Way

A near X-class solar flare that erupted on the sun on August 3rd has sent a powerful coronal mass ejection toward earth which has overtaken two previous CMEs and combined with them. Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab believe that the combined triple-CME will reach earth around 6 AM US Pacific Time on August 5th, give or take a 7 hour window....
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It's Not Always What It Looks Like

See the beautiful ivy growing up that wall? On closer inspection, those leaves turn out to be--solar panels! And we may really need them soon, if sunspot activity turns off our electrical grids. This new product is called Solar Ivy and the first location in the United States to apply it is the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, because...
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Mysterious Particles are Coming From the Sun

A well-known characteristic of decaying matter--the rate of which has always been constant--has suddenly started behaving mysteriously, and this seems to be caused by a mysterious particle emanating from the sun. In recent years; the carbon decay rates of radioactive elements have begun changing: The decay rate is slightly faster in winter than in...
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The Sun May Influence our POLITICS

We know that the Sun has an effect on radioactive particles here on Earth. As the 2012 presidential election starts to heat up, we ask ourselves: Could the Sun also...
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Solar Flares may be Changing Radioactive Particles on Earth

Researchers have discovered a link between solar flares and radioactive elements on Earth. Amazing as it sounds, the sun, 93 million miles away, seems to be influencing the decay of radioactive elements inside the Earth. David Sereda talks with William Henry...
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The Sun Wakes Up: What Will Happen to Us?

A series of solar flares will hit the Earth over the next few days, which could cause disruptions in satellite transmissions, such as satellite TV, cell phone and GPS systems. Airplanes may have to change routes in order to continue to receive control tower transmissions....
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Sun Rises in Greenland 2 Days Early

In winter, Greenland is dark for months and this year the first, brief sunrise was expected on January 13. Instead, the sun rose at 12:56 PM on January 11. The precise reason for this remains unknown. There is no apparent astronomical cause, as the constellations, the moon and the sun appear to be in their usual positions in relation to earth. One...
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Sun Twin

Throughout his long career, Zechariah Sitchin maintained that Nibiru existed, and now a new NASA probe seems about to prove him right. Our sun may have a companion that disturbs comets from the edge of the solar system--a giant planet with up to four times the mass of...
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Protect Us from the Sun

Climate change is causing changes in our weather, but that's nothing compared to what's happening on the sun. Solar scientists say that the sun's magnetic field is weakening, and we are going to go into a long period of solar inactivity, but NASA remains worried enough about massive solar flares to begin working on a solar shield that will protect...
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Earth's Atmosphere Collapsed

Due to low sunspot activity - The Earth's atmosphere has collapsed. New discoveries show that it rises and falls in tandem with the Sun's cycle, and the sunspot cycle has been unusually weak lately (although it appears to be reactivating--or is it?).

Sunspots are set off by a magnetic field, and despite recent signs of...

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Star Cycles

Our sun isn't the only star that flares up into sunspots every 11 years. In a bid to unlock longstanding mysteries of the Sun, including the impacts on Earth of its 11-year cycle, an international team of scientists has successfully probed a distant star and found that it ALSO has an 11-year cycle.

The scientists studied a star known as...

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Huge Solar Flares Predicted

The sun is back with a vengeance! - Solar flares are starting up again, after a long hiatus, and they are predicted to be extraordinary.

NASA warns that the recent massive flare wasn't an anomaly, it's just the beginning. A massive solar storm is building up that could even wipe out the Earth's entire power grid. Similar...

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