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April 24 Energy News

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Science and Technology:

¶ For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests have by regulating the exchange of water and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. According to a new paper, in many locations, this cooling effect works in concert with forests’ absorption of carbon dioxide. [Science Daily]

Working atop a 120-foot tower (Credit: Rob Alexander)

¶ Remember when the world was hoping we would never reach 400 ppm of CO2? Well, now we can wave 400 ppm goodbye, because it has come and been passed. Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first CO2 reading greater than 410 ppm. To be precise, it was 410.28 ppm. Yes, this is bad and yes, it will have even worse consequences. [ZME Science]

World:

¶ Ocean Power Technologies has deployed its PB3 wave energy device off the Japanese coast as part…

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