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Coast Guard Seeks Tech Solutions To Oil Spill

June 7, 2010 9:27 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

To support the British Petroleum oil spill cleanup, white papers on technologies for oil-sensing and oil wellhead control are sought.

BP aims to capture 20,000 bpd from leaking well

June 7, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc plans to double the amount of oil it is capturing from its ruptured Gulf of Mexico well to 20,000 barrels per day, the Coast Guard admiral leading the government relief effort said on Monday.

Mercedes-Benz Sales Up 17.5 Percent

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | News | Comments

Daimler says its Mercedes-Benz brand saw car sales increase by 17.5 percent on the year in May, helped by strong performances in China and the U.S.


Medical Device Makers: Health Care Law Will Cost Jobs

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | News | Comments

A 2.3 percent excise tax will cost medical device manufacturers an estimated $20 billion in new taxes over the next decade, which could force them to lay off workers.

Investigators: Rifle Test Caused Ore. Bullet Plant Blast

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | News | Comments

Preliminary investigation determined that a rifle fired in an underground test tunnel at a bullet plant in Bend sparked a fire that set off a large explosion.

Hershey Workers In Pa. Approve Labor Deal

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | News | Comments

Workers at two chocolate plants approved labor deal that could eliminate hundreds of jobs and turn original factory built by founder Milton Hershey into administrative offices.

Chrysler To Recall 600,000 Vehicles

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by | News | Comments

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler...

AFOSR Initiates Russian And US Scientists' Collaboration In Plasma Aerodynamics

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Air Force Office of Scientific Research ) Scientists from the US and Russia, engaged in a unique collaboration organized by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, are conducting research in high-speed wind tunnel facilities to make discoveries in plasma-assisted combustion...


Floods and landslides kill 53 in southwest China

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain have killed 53 people in China's southwestern Guangxi region since late May, including three children swept away as they walked home from school, state media reported on Monday.

Chinese cleantech firms outperforming U.S. and Europe

June 7, 2010 8:30 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has outperformed Western countries in new energy and other clean technologies thanks to its focus on commercialization, rather than the technology itself, said Melissa Guzy, China managing director of VantagePoint Venture Partners (VPVP).

Exxon execs warn on curbing on deepwater drilling

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR/BEIJING (Reuters) - ExxonMobil warned against quick reactive changes to deepwater drilling laws that damage long-term investment decisions and urged governments to take time to assess the reasons for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

China's Shenhua to triple wind capacity by 2015

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shenhua Group, China's top coal producer, plans to triple its installed wind power capacity from 2 gigawatts at the end of 2010 to 6 GW by the end of 2015, the head of its alternative energy unit said on Monday.

In drastic green energy proposal, U.S. pays most

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - The world could generate 95 percent of electricity from renewable energies by 2050 in a drastic shift from fossil fuels, with the United States paying about a third of a giant bill, green lobby groups said on Monday.

EU carbon dragged down by financial markets

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were lower on Monday, dragged down as world stocks fell and the euro hit four-year lows against the dollar.

Ex-Union Carbide officials sentenced over Bhopal leak

June 7, 2010 8:29 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - A court on Monday convicted seven Indian former employees of U.S. chemical firm Union Carbide of negligence and sentenced them to two years in jail for the world's worst industrial accident that killed thousands in 1984.


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