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German lower house agrees on solar cut compromise

July 8, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's lower house of parliament agreed on Thursday to a compromise proposal for a slight reduction in cuts to solar power incentives over a three-month transition period.

Turbine development costs hamper UK wind: Crown Estates

July 8, 2010 9:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of building Britain's offshore wind farms remains high due to rising supply chain development costs and is threatening to derail carbon reduction targets, the body in charge of UK coastal seabeds said. The Crown Estate, responsible for issuing tenders for...

Italy 2010 biodiesel output to fall 60 to 70 percent

July 8, 2010 9:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

MILAN (Reuters) - Biodiesel output in Italy, Europe's third-biggest producer, may plunge 60-70 percent this year after falling 50 percent in the first six months of 2010 hit by cheap imports, a top industry official said on Thursday.


Vitamin B3 As A Novel Approach To Treat Fungal Infections

July 8, 2010 9:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Montreal ) A team of scientists from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the University of Montreal have identified vitamin B3 as a potential antifungal treatment.

A New Study Shows that Testing for Human Papillomavirus Genotypes 16 and 18 Detects Cervical Pre-Cancer Missed by Pap Test

July 8, 2010 8:27 am | by Roche | News | Comments

1 in 10 women in the ATHENA trial, age 30-years and older, who tested positive for HPV genotypes 16 and/or 18 by the cobas 4800 HPV Test had cervical pre-cancer, although their Pap test was normal. Involving more than 47,000 women, the ATHENA trial is the largest registration study ever...

Canada's Cott Corp. To Buy Juice Maker Cliffstar

July 8, 2010 7:25 am | by | News | Comments

Canadian soft drink maker Cott Corp. is buying private-label juice maker Cliffstar?for $500 million in cash, to expand its portfolio of beverages.

Initial Jobless Claims Drop Sharply

July 8, 2010 7:25 am | by | News | Comments

Requests for jobless aid dropped by 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 454,000 -- the lowest level since early May and erasing the increases of the last two months.

IMF: U.S. Needs To Cut Deficit, Raise Taxes

July 8, 2010 7:25 am | by | News | Comments

International Monetary Fund is calling for?U.S. to curb its budget deficits and suggested a range of tax increases to get the deficit down to a manageable level.


Pratt & Whitney Loses Court Battle On Jobs Move

July 8, 2010 7:25 am | by | News | Comments

Appeals court?rejected jet engine maker's plan to move 1,000 jobs out of Connecticut, upholding ruling that said the company failed to make every effort to avoid the move.

Merck To Close 8 Plants

July 8, 2010 7:25 am | by | News | Comments

Drug maker?is shutting down eight manufacturing plants and eight research sites,?as part of ongoing consolidation...

NIST Software Security Patent To Help Improve Health IT Privacy

July 8, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) A computer security invention patented at NIST a decade ago is now poised to help safeguard patient privacy in hospitals.

Eurofins MWG Operon And Genomatix Launch Strategic Alliance

July 8, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Genomatix Software GmbH ) Eurofins MWG Operon, an expert in next generation sequencing and Genomatix Software GmbH, a leading company in complex analysis and interpretation of such NGS data, announce their decision to combine their expertise and join forces to offer state-of-the...

First Food Technology Research And Transfer Center In Africa

July 8, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Universidade Jose Eduardo dos Santos in Angola will work jointly to construct the first food technology research and transfer center in Africa, an inter-university collaboration project dedicated to training...

Food Safety in a Can

July 8, 2010 6:33 am | Videos | Comments

How workers at the biggest Heinz baked beans factory in the world ensure a safe shelf life for the 5 million cans that are produced there every day.


Environmental Groups to Sue Exxon Mobil

July 8, 2010 6:26 am | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Environmental groups claim Exxon Mobil's Baytown, Texas refinery violated federal air pollution laws thousands of times during the last five years, releasing 10 million pounds of illegal pollution including cancer-causing toxins.


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