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A forensic analysis of Hurricane Katrina's impact: methods and findings

January 27, 2010 5:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Elsevier ) A recent special edition of the Elsevier journal Ocean Engineering provides an analysis of the impact of Hurricane Katrina and an overview of the lessons learned in the aftermath of the disaster.

Lawmakers Want to Separate Drugmakers & Doctors

January 27, 2010 5:22 am | by MARTIGA LOHN, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Three proposals by Minnesota lawmakers aim to further regulate the relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical companies.

WI Senate Bans BPA in Baby Bottles

January 27, 2010 4:59 am | News | Comments

The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill that would ban the chemical bisphenol A from baby bottles and other cups for children.


UK firms could cut energy bills up to 30 percent

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Small and medium-sized British businesses could cut their energy costs by up to 30 percent a year but are unaware of the true potential for savings, a survey by the Carbon Trust shows.

Interest in voluntary carbon credits picks up

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Carbon offset retailers and brokers have seen increased interest in and demand for voluntary carbon credits this month, particularly from the United States.

BlackRock clean fund targets Asian solar stocks

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - BlackRock's New Energy Fund is "cautiously" investing more in solar companies after a glut in solar panels and falling prices saw producers' margins squeezed over the past two years, its fund manager said.

EU carbon at one-week high

January 27, 2010 4:28 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were at a one-week high on Wednesday, as rising British natural gas prices and prolonged cold weather supported prices, traders said.

Japan says still hopeful for global climate deal

January 27, 2010 4:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday reaching a legally binding climate agreement in Mexico by the end of the year could be tough given uncertainties over the fate of U.S. legislation but it had not lost hope for a global deal.


NTU, Rice establish infodynamics institute

January 27, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) Nanyang Technological University and Rice University, a leading United States research university, today agreed to jointly establish the Institute of Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics in Singapore. Led by NTU, the multidisciplinary bi-national...

Solutions to climate change: Using trees and grasses to capture carbon and produce energy

January 27, 2010 4:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( University of Southampton ) A unique £1.1 million ($1.8 million) research project is investigating how coppiced trees and grass crops can be used both to generate renewable energy and to trap carbon in the soil over the long term.

Engineer's passion for teaching earns Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Virginia Tech ) Romesh C. Batra, Virginia Tech professor of engineering science and mechanics, is a 2010 recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion, an energy company based in Richmond, Va.

Australia opposition eyeing voluntary CO2 cuts plan

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

SINGAPORE/CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's main opposition coalition, which has repeatedly blocked attempts to pass carbon trading laws, is eyeing a voluntary scheme based on buying up cheap offsets as a way to break the deadlock.

Climate control supporters focus on job creation

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The four-letter word that will dominate President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday -- jobs -- could be the savior for faltering climate control legislation, or at least that's environmentalists' latest hope.

Profibus conference features hands-on workshops

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Processingtalk | News | Comments

Profibus UK has announced that the 7th annual Profibus and Profinet User Conference will take place on 29-30 June 2010 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.

ISA announces industrial safety symposium

January 26, 2010 8:28 pm | by Processingtalk | News | Comments

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that the 2010 Industrial Automation Safety and Security and Symposium will take place on 28-29 April in New Orleans.


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