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Biofuels from deforested land to fail EU standards

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Palm oil grown on recently deforested land is unlikely to be acceptable for use in European biodiesel, a draft report from the European Commission shows.

World at risk of "red card" over climate: de Boer

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BONN (Reuters) - Climate negotiators gave a standing ovation to the outgoing head of the U.N. climate change secretariat Wednesday even after he told them they would be at risk of a red card in a soccer match for wasting time.

BP shares slammed as Gulf oil spill probed

June 9, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British energy giant BP Plc's stock price plunged in U.S. trading on Wednesday as it faced more U.S. government and congressional scrutiny over its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst in U.S. history.


IEEE-USA President Urges Senate To Pass Innovation Legislation

June 9, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) IEEE-USA President Evelyn Hirt urges the Senate to pass the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The House of Representatives passed the bill on May 28.

Fast Handheld Barcode Terminal

June 9, 2010 12:50 pm | Videos | Comments

DENSO ADC's BHT-700 series of wireless handheld barcode terminals use advanced image-scanning software that ensures reliable reading of high-density or poorly printed barcodes.


Bhopal Victims: We'll Never Back Off

June 9, 2010 12:35 pm | Videos | Comments

The convictions of former executives at Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary does not mark the end of the struggle for Bhopal victims and their families, with many still feeling that Union Carbide's CEO should have faced justice.


The Chemistry and Geology Behind Carbon Capture

June 9, 2010 11:50 am | Videos | Comments

A look at the process being studied by AEP and Alstom to capture and store up to 100,000 metric tons of CO2 per year one mile below the Mountaneer power plant in West Virginia


Fed Survey Shows Recovery Spreading

June 9, 2010 11:24 am | by | News | Comments

Federal Reserve survey said economic recovery is finally spreading to all parts of the country, but modest pace of growth suggests companies won't ramp up hiring.


German Minister Rejects Opel Aid

June 9, 2010 11:24 am | by | News | Comments

Germany rejected General Motors' request for government aid for its Opel unit, saying the U.S. automaker had enough funds to pull...

TGen Intern Named One Of Nation's Top 20 Students By USA Today

June 9, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( The Translational Genomics Research Institute ) Joshua Niska, a five-year intern at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, capped a string of major academic honors today by being named one of the nation's top 20 college students by USA Today.

China's Changing Labor Environment

June 9, 2010 10:15 am | Videos | Comments

Worker unrest in China has triggered huge wage increases, which could in turn transform China's manufacturing focus from low-cost products to high-value technologies.  

Monsanto Company Announces $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program, Declares Dividend

June 9, 2010 9:25 am | by Monsanto | News | Comments

Company Continues to Leverage Strong Cash Position to Bring Value to Shareowners

Costly nuclear fusion demo worries cash-strapped EU

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

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A funding battle is brewing in Europe over a 16-billion-euro ($21.5 billion) experiment to crack the puzzle of commercializing nuclear fusion -- the process that powers the sun.

Snakes in unexplained global decline

June 9, 2010 8:25 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Snake populations have shown an alarming decline across the world over the last 22 years, report scientists today. Of 17 snake populations, including 11 species from five countries, 11 dropped sharply. The scientists say they don't yet know the exact reasons for the drops, but have...

Study Finds Beta Blockers Alone More Effective For First Variceal Bleeding

June 9, 2010 8:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) A controlled trial conducted by researchers at the E-DA Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, suggests that a combination of band ligation and nadolol may not be the most effective prophylaxis for first variceal bleeding resulting from cirrhosis. Results of this study...


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