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"Pirate fishing" takes root off West African coast

June 11, 2010 7:34 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

OUAKAM BEACH, Senegal (Reuters) - Saliou N'Diaye comes from a long line of once-wealthy Lebou fishermen who call the Cap Vert peninsula on Africa's western tip home. But he hopes his children don't follow him to the sea.

California Schools Getting Telemedicine Technologies

June 11, 2010 7:28 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

CompuMed partners with a nonprofit group to put heart monitoring devices in school health centers.

Three Hurt in Chemical Explosion at Minneapolis Plastics Plant

June 11, 2010 6:35 am | News | Comments

Fire officials say two contractors and one employee of the Interplastic Corp. were doing maintenance work on a 16,000 gallon tank when the flash explosion occurred.  

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Alcolac Cleared of Selling Chemical Weapons to Hussein

June 11, 2010 6:30 am | News | Comments

A federal judge dismissed claims by a group of expatriate Iraqi Kurds that the chemical company Alcolac Inc. illegally sold chemical-weapons materials to the Saddam Hussein regime.

EU carbon prices reverse early losses

June 11, 2010 6:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Prices for European carbon emissions allowances reversed earlier losses on Friday, but range-bound trade is expected to continue in the afternoon, traders said.

High Yields Could Earn Dekalb® Farmers up to $10,000 and a Trip to Commodity Classic

June 11, 2010 6:28 am | by Monsanto | News | Comments

New “DEKALB Yield Chasers” Program Rewards DEKALB Corn and Sorghum Yield Contest Winners

Antarctica's enigmatic Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains revealed

June 11, 2010 6:27 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

The newest images of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains (GSM) have been presented at the International Polar Year conference in Oslo. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey are part of the team that mapped the ice-covered mountains in unprecedented detail.

Clemson Engineers To Create Model Underground Energy-storage Facility

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Clemson University ) With a new twist on an old idea, two Clemson University environmental engineers are developing ways to store "waste" energy underground to cut heating and cooling costs and reduce carbon emissions.

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Pumping Up The Heat For A Climate-friendly Future

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( EUREKA ) Making ground-source heat a cost-effective alternative to fossil fuels has long been a dream for countries that depend on energy imports and need to cut their CO2 emissions. A team of businesses and researchers in Slovenia and Serbia set out to develop the heat pump...

DFG Establishes 12 New Research Training Groups

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ) To further enhance the promotion of young researchers in Germany, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as established 12 new research training groups. This decision was made by the DFG's relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new research training...

Study: Wood Power Worse Polluter than Coal

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A new study has found that wood-burning power plants using trees and other "biomass" from New England forests releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than coal over time.

Tesoro Refinery Where Seven Died Delays Re-Opening

June 11, 2010 6:17 am | by GEORGE TIBBITS, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Tesoro had earlier said the refinery would be closed through June, but the company still has to finish cleaning the burned area, make repairs and install new equipment, which will take months.

Oil Spill Estimate Doubles

June 11, 2010 6:00 am | News | Comments

Prior to the cutting of the riser pipe, the spill was flowing at a daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying.

EPA Still in Charge of Greenhouse Gases

June 11, 2010 5:38 am | News | Comments

In a boost for the president on global warming, the Senate rejected a challenge to Obama administration rules aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other big polluters.

Google's Challenges Mount In China

June 11, 2010 5:33 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

The search giant is up for license renewal and its maps business is at risk.

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