28 - Wednesday 28th September
This archive of news stories on energy related topics came from RSS feeds from the most relevant government institution. These press releases date from 29th September 2011 and no guarantee can be provided on the accuracy of these stories from the Green Deal Group. Click on the relevant links for more information and the corresponding article.
- Summer finally comes to Britain – in pictures
With temperatures predicted to reach 28C this week and possibly climb higher over the weekend, people get outside and enjoy the very late summer sunshine
Wed 28th Sep 2011 10:49pm
- Al-Jazeera Correspondent: The Crying Forest - video
Al Jazeera correspondent Gabriel Elizondo paints a shocking portrait of life in the Brazilian Amazon through the story of a couple who lived and died for the rainforest
Wed 28th Sep 2011 9:00pm
- Briton attacked by shark in South Africa
Great white shark sighted as 42-year-old man fights for life after reportedly losing parts of both legs at Fish Hoek in Cape Town
A Briton has been attacked by a shark while swimming in South Africa, authorities said.
The 42-year-old man is fighting for his life after the attack by a great white at Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town.
Reports said the man, who is believed to live in the city, was rescued by a bystander after he ignored shark warnings to go swimming.
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) spokesman Craig Lambinon told the South African Press Association (Sapa): "It appears he was rescued from the water by a bystander who left the scene before we could identify him.
"On arrival, a 42-year-old man was found on the shore suffering complete amputation of his right leg, above the knee, and partial amputation of his left leg, below the knee."
Lambinon said the victim was believed to live in the suburb of Plumstead.
He was stabilised at the scene and then airlifted to Constantiaberg medi-clinic in a critical condition.
Lambinon added: "The man was conscious when paramedics attended to him on the beach, but was sedated on-scene by paramedics in their efforts to stabilise the patient."
The city of Cape Town told Sapa that, when the man entered the water, the beach was still closed. A shark flag, indicating the presence of a great white, was flying.
A shark spotter stationed on the beach was warned by a spotter on the mountain that someone had entered the water.
The spotter then ran to Clovelly Corner to try to get the swimmer out of the water, but the attack took place before he could reach him.
Spotters had sighted the shark 90 minutes before the attack, and closed the beach. The white shark flag was raised and the siren set off.
The victim of the attack was the only person in the water at the time.
The beach, together with another three locally, was closed as a precaution until further notice.
The shark was still in Fish Hoek Bay in the afternoon and being monitored by the spotters.guardian.co.uk © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
Wed 28th Sep 2011 6:46pm
- University of Michigan invests in sustainability
The University of Michigan announced new financial commitments to its ongoing mission of achieving significant sustainability goals and enlisting the aid of students and staff to make the campus greener.
Wed 28th Sep 2011 7:02pm
- Worried about prostate
UCLA has researched one of those worrying areas in life, for men at least. Over 75 years old, they reckon, and you may have your prostate cancer neglected by doctors. The researchers studied men with only one different comorbid disease alongside those with no other condition.
Wed 28th Sep 2011 6:50pm
- A new danger for city cyclists?
It may seem like common-sense to think that an individual living in the city is more likely to suffer from the effects of air pollution than someone in the country. However, you may want or need to consider a face mask if cycling in the city as a study has found increased black carbon intake for city cyclists.
Wed 28th Sep 2011 12:50pm
- Nanotubes and the dawn of the flexible solar cell
The development of a transparent, flexible conductor could have interesting implications for solar cell design. Northwestern University in the United States, has come up with a novel solution: an application of nano-technology to create a flexible material that is both transparent and conductive.
Wed 28th Sep 2011 10:22am
- Leukemia relapse linked to newly discovered DNA repair defect
New information about a genetic defect may help doctors improve an already excellent survival rate among juvenile sufferers of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A defect in a DNA repair system may cause some leukemia patients to relapse sooner, according to new research published in the online edition of Nature Medicine.
Wed 28th Sep 2011 8:00am