SINGAPORE/OSLO (Reuters) - Veteran Costa Rican climate diplomat Christiana Figueres is set to be appointed as the United Nations' new climate chief, sources familiar with the matter said Monday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronic conglomerate Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is developing lithium-ion batteries with multiple automakers as it seeks to benefit from growing demand for more environment-friendly cars.
To find out what makes microbe-plant interactions "tick," scientists decoded the genome of a plant-dwelling microbe they'd shown could increase plant growth by 40 percent. The work could move the approach of using bacteria as growth-promoting agents one step closer to implementation for...
Researchers have for the first time managed to reproduce the asymmetries and fast-moving iron clumps of observed supernovae by complex computer simulations in all three dimensions. To this end they successfully followed the outburst in their models consistently from milliseconds after the...
How can a tiny spider body contain material for several decimeters of gossamer silk, and what governs the conversion to thread? Researchers in Sweden can now explain this process.
Beko Technologies has added an emission calculator to its website that helps businesses gain an idea of the savings in energy and costs that can be achieved by fitting a Bekomat zero air-loss drain.
OSLO (Reuters) - People in cities around the Mediterranean including Athens, Rome and Marseilles are likely to suffer most in Europe from ever more scorching heatwaves this century caused by climate change, scientists said on Sunday.
BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia's federal government is committed to helping the nation's fledgling coal seam gas and floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry get off the ground as the sector weighs the implications of a new mining tax, Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson...
HOUSTON/GALLIANO, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP marked a limited success at containing the oil that is gushing unabated into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and said it may be able to stop the flow permanently in about a week.
( Brown University ) Geologists led by Brown University have documented that Lake Tanganyika in east Africa has experienced unprecedented warming in the last century. Using core samples obtained from the lake bed, the team determined the lake is currently the warmest it has been in...
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Africa's lake Tanganyika has heated up sharply over the past 90 years and is now warmer than at any time for at least 1,500 years, a scientific paper said on Sunday, adding that fish and wildlife are threatened.
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has declared a dividend of 15 cents per share, payable July 30, 2010, to shareholders of record on June 30, 2010.
GALLIANO, Louisiana (Reuters) - Energy giant BP made another attempt to siphon gushing oil from an offshore well as political pressure and public outrage increased over the company's slow progress at stopping environmental disaster.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke urged China on Sunday to remain open to U.S. and other foreign technology as it ramps up investment in clean energy to fight global warming and secure its economy.
At 30 years old, male testosterone levels drop by one to two percent annually. By age 40, men's quality of sleep begins to diminish. Could there be a link between decreased testosterone and reduced sleep?