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U.S.-designed no-emission power plant will debut off China's coast
Forty years of research and development by Lockheed Martin into harnessing energy from steep differentials in ocean temperatures will see its first commercial deployment in China. There, a resort developer has partnered with the U.S. defense and aerospace giant to build a 10-megawatt power plant using ocean thermal energy conversion technology.
Indian city tries to thwart silent killer as summer temperatures soar
A new kind of billboard is going up in the Indian city Ahmedabad these days. Amid the larger-than-life pictures of politicians, film stars and consumer goods are signs that proclaim "Heat Alert," instruct you to "Drink More Water" and counsel you to "Save Yourself From Heat," both in English and the local language, Gujarati. The billboards are part of a heat action plan that was launched earlier this month, the first plan of its kind in a South Asian city.