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Forget HS2 – for real renewal, rebuild our crumbling coastline | Patrick Barkham 25.5.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Much has been done for this rich resource. But ideas such as a coastal pathway could benefit us all The acquisition of a 140-acre farm on the limestone headland of the Great Orme may not appear momentous, but this small Welsh treasure protected by the National Trust is the latest step in a journey that has transformed the character of our coast. Fifty years ago, Britain’s biggest coastal landowner was the Ministry of Defence. More than five miles of pristine coastline were being lost each year – to caravan parks, oil refineries and nuclear power stations. The wild coastline that remained was usually fenced off or overgrown. Open space by the sea brings health benefits, solace, artistic inspiration and exhilaration to every ...
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UAE succeeds in generating solar power at the cost of thermal power 25.5.2015 ET: Power
The parity, achieved for the first time, promises to make solar power economically attractive and commercially viable.
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India to seek CERN membership 25.5.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
The much-delayed process of India acquiring the associate membership of premier research institute CERN has already begun, Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India said.
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Jaitapur gram sabhas pass resolution against nuclear project 25.5.2015 Hindu: Cities
The gramsabhas of Madban and Mithgavhane, two of the villages which are in the vicinity of the project, have passed a resolution opposing the project.
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One year of Modi: ‘Achche din’ still a distant dream for scientific community 25.5.2015 FirstPost: India

Cheers, tears and fears are how one can summarise the first year in office of the Narendra Modi government with the promised 'achche din' (good days) still a distant dream for the scientific community.

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China warned over 'insane' plans for new nuclear power plants 25.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

He Zuoxiu, a leading Chinese scientist, says the country is not investing enough in safety controls after lifting of post-Fukushima disaster reactor ban

China’s plans for a rapid expansion of nuclear power plants are “insane” because the country is not investing enough in safety controls, a leading Chinese scientist has warned.

Proposals to build plants inland, as China ends a moratorium on new generators imposed after the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, are particularly risky, the physicist He Zuoxiu said, because if there was an accident it could contaminate rivers that hundreds of millions of people rely on for water and taint groundwater supplies to vast swathes of important farmlands.

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A man of science at the helm, but boffins still worry 25.5.2015 Hindu: National
Amid cheer over space research, there is a fear among the scientific community arising from the summary dismissals of top science officials.
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India to seek membership of Europe's premier research institute CERN 25.5.2015 DNA: Evolutions
One of the major hurdles in the project was the financial contribution any country has to make for the project. This is also determined by its GDP and several other parameters. India's contribution to CERN is believed to be around Rs 40-60 crore every year.
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Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA 25.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of ' Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA ' at newkerala.com.
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Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA 25.5.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Tokyo, May 25 (IANS/EFE) Japanese regulatory authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, failed to implement adequate safeguards at the plant before the 2011 tsunami despite being aware of the ...
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Japan under-estimated Fukushima tsunami risk: IAEA 25.5.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
Japanese regulatory authorities and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant, failed to implement adequate safeguards at the plant before the 2011 tsunami despite being aware of the risks, the International Atomic Energy Agency has said.
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Shiv Sena mocks Devendra Fadnavis' comments on poll-eve split 25.5.2015 Latest News
Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his statement that the split of saffron allies ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections brought out the true strength of the BJP, the Shiv Sena today said such comments are needed to boost ...
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Shiv Sena mocks CM Devendra Fadnavis comments on poll-eve split 25.5.2015 DNA: Money
Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his statement that the split of saffron allies ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections brought out the true strength of the BJP, the Shiv Sena on Monday said such comments are needed to boost the morale of party workers. "If he (Fadnavis) says that the BJP's split with the Shiv Sena strengthened his party, there is nothing wrong with it. One needs to make such comments to boost the morale of party workers. But what is more important is his comment that the BJP and Sena will fight the upcoming elections together," Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Anil Desai told reporters. Defending the BJP's decision to part ways with long time partner Sena ahead of Assembly polls last year, Fadnavis had on Saturday said the split of the saffron allies brought out the true strength of the BJP. Desai said the Sena will keep opposing the 9,900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project and that party chief Uddhav Thackeray will soon speak out on the issue. "We have made our position ...
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Japan: Strong earthquake hits Tokyo, no damages or casualties reported so far 25.5.2015 FirstPost: World

A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs on Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6.

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5.3-magnitude quake shakes Tokyo 25.5.2015 HBL: Home
A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo today, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the city’s subway system to halt.Scientists said there was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, wh...
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Maharashtra: Hard selling NaMo to keep the spark alive 25.5.2015 TOI: India
Underneath the celebratory mood in the corridors of Maharashtra BJP's head quarters here lurks a sense of urgency and worry. While the consensus in the state BJP is that the government enjoys a good measure of popularity , many in the party think the 2014 'NaMo' spirit is ...
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Congress Hits Out at HRD Ministry, Says Decisions on Education Arbitrary 25.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
The Congress on Sunday hit out at Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani for playing with the future of the country while overzealously trying to implement the divisive agenda of saffronisation.
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'HRD Ministry Decisions on Education Arbitrary' 25.5.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Centralization of powers holding up key appointments: Congress - Times of India 25.5.2015 Google News India
Centralization of powers holding up key appointments: Congress Times of India NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday said paralysis in decision-making in the Narendra Modi dispensation due to "centralization" of powers was delaying key appointments in the government. The party said top posts in diverse fields including Lokpal, ...
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Modi government pushing RSS agenda in education: Congress 25.5.2015 Zee News : India National
The Congress on Sunday alleged the country's education sector has been severely hit due to the influence of RSS and subsequent exit of many educationalists from top institutes since BJP came to power at the Centre.
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