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China Extends Broadband Lead

June 17, 2010 3:32 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Broadband subscriptions continue to boom in Asian countries, particularly China where growth topped 5% in Q1 and reached almost 21% over the last year.

Roche & #039;s MabThera is the first and only licensed biologic to offer a targeted B cell approach to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment

June 16, 2010 11:27 pm | by Roche | News | Comments

Experts at this year's European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) annual congress highlighted to rheumatologists that targeted treatment in RA, through the testing of specific blood markers at the time of diagnosis, could have a significant impact on treatment decisions, resulting in...

Scientist Uses Geological Observatories To Monitor The Health Of Soils

June 16, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Tennessee at Knoxville ) Erosion and weathering can hinder soil's ability to maintain a nutritional balance -- a process crucial to maintaining life around the globe. One scientist investigates how soil interacts with its environment and changes over both a short-term...

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21 Of America's Top Early-career Scientists Named 2010 Pew Scholars In The Biomedical Sciences

June 16, 2010 9:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Pew Health Group ) The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 21 talented scientists as Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.

Tropical Depression 2-E Forms In The Eastern Pacific, Number 3 May Follow

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) The second tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed close to the western Mexican coast this morning, and the third tropical depression may develop in the next day or two. NASA satellite imagery captured the two...

Tribal Internship Students Energize Alternative Fuel Science

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( DOE/Argonne National Laboratory ) The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, together with the US Department of the Interior, are working together to help educate future tribal leaders on energy resource development and environmental evaluations by offering several...

LSU Professor Uses Volcanic Emissions To Study Earth's Atmospheric Past

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Louisiana State University ) Associate Professor Huiming Bao of LSU's Department of Geology and Geophysics has published research in the journal Nature about massive volcanic eruptions and their atmospheric consequences in the past in North America.

Accident at BP Rotterdam refinery kills worker

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A construction worker was killed at BP's Rotterdam refinery after a wall collapsed on him, a spokesman for the oil major said on Wednesday.

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EU carbon up on UK gas as strike fears weigh

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures inched up on Wednesday, tracking gains in British gas prices, as concerns grew that strike action could cut gas supplies to Britain over the next few days, traders said.

BP's bonds tumble, move to distressed debt funds

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. bonds of oil giant BP are moving into the hands of distressed debt investors and hedge funds as pension and mutual funds dump the securities, market participants said on Wednesday.

Undersea robot aims for 3-D image of BP oil plume

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists geared up on Wednesday for a 12-day trip in the Gulf of Mexico with an undersea robot they hope will capture 3-D images of oil plumes from the BP spill.

Despite spill, most Americans back offshore drilling

June 16, 2010 7:31 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans still support offshore drilling and believe it is critical to making the U.S. competitive, despite the growing oil spill along the Gulf coast, a new poll showed on Wednesday.

BP cuts dividend and capex to pay for oil spill

June 16, 2010 7:30 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP said it would not pay three quarters of dividends, significantly reduce its investment program and sell $10 billion of assets to fund a planned $20 billion fund to pay for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Obama to meet senators on energy bill next week

June 16, 2010 7:30 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will meet key Republican and Democratic senators on June 23 to discuss a way forward for energy legislation currently stalled in the Senate, a White House aide said on Wednesday.

BP agrees to $20 billion spill fund, cuts dividend

June 16, 2010 7:30 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Under intense pressure from U.S. President Barack Obama, BP Plc said on Wednesday it will set up a $20 billion fund for damage claims from its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill, sell assets and suspend dividend payments to shareholders.

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