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April 17 Energy News

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Science and Technology:

¶ Last summer, researchers found the first ever case of a loon that died of avian malaria in New England, on Umbagog Lake on the border of New Hampshire and Maine. Other birds in the area are infected. With climate change, the parasite appears to be moving north. [Barre Montpelier Times Argus]

A Great Northern Loon on a nest in Maine. Photo by Dana Moos. CC BY-SA 2.o generic. Wikimedia Commons. A Great Northern Loon on a nest in Maine. Photo by Dana Moos. CC BY-SA 2.o generic. Wikimedia Commons.

¶ Even relatively “low” levels of common air pollution damage the lung functioning of children, a recent study shows. It found that children living within 100 meters of a major highway had, on average, lung function around 6% lower than that of children living no closer than 400 meters. [CleanTechnica]

World:

¶ The French government is “completely committed” to constructing the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, the French economy minister has…

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