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  • Baby Red Dwarf Found Just 27 Light Years Away
    By on August 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    bazzalunatic writes “Astronomers have found an infant red dwarf star 27 light years away from Earth, and it’s just 40 million years old. ‘The star has been known about and studied for the past 15 years, but it wasn’t realized it was so young and so close, until now,’ co-author Simon Murphy, a PhD student from the Australian National University said in the story. More accurate measurements from telescopes have aided the revised distances of the star (more…)



  • Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dwarf Support For Renewables
    By on July 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    TravisTR sends word of research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance which found that direct subsidies for renewable energy from governments worldwide totaled $43-46 billion in 2009, an amount vastly outstripped by the $557 billion in fossil fuel subsidies during 2008.
    “The BNEF preliminary analysis suggests the US is the top country, as measured in dollars deployed, in providing direct subsidies for clean energy with an estimated $18.2bn spent in total (more…)