Weekly News Roundup (June 29)
Interesting news and online content from the week:
Splashdown! Dragon Returns Safely and SpaceX Scores Big (TIME)
A look at what Thursday’s amazing return of SpaceX’s Dragon means for the future of the space community.
Floating Turbine Buoys Offshore Wind Potential (CNN)
Details on the seaborne turbine that recently sailed through technological trials off the coast of Agucadoura, Portugal — and what this might mean for other floating wind turbines.
U.K. Onshore, Offshore Wind Power Increase by at Least 50% (Bloomberg)
With a very successful past year of generating electricity from wind, the U.K. is setting impressive goals for the end of the decade.
Obama to Allow More Arctic Drilling (CNN)
The Obama administration outlines plans for more Arctic oil drilling — but won’t be granting new leases until 2016 to allow more time for studies.
Amid Fierce Debate, Japan to Restart Nuclear Plants (NPR)
News on Japan’s announcement to restart the first of two nuclear reactors as early as Sunday — and the controversy and concern that it’s causing.
Hawaiian Cable Project ‘May Boost Hopes’ for U.S. Offshore Wind (AOL Energy)
Hawaii’s plan to build a 100-mile undersea cable linking power grids on the islands in order to help meet the state’s renewable energy goals.