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DOE Backs 43 Energy Production, Storage & Utilization Projects

July 14, 2010 6:20 am | Comments

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced 43 cutting-edge research projects that aim to dramatically improve how the U.S. uses and produces energy.

Calgon Carbon CFO resigns, replacement named

July 14, 2010 6:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Calgon Carbon Corp., which makes water and air purifying systems, said Wednesday its chief financial officer has resigned and it has named a replacement.The company named Stevan R. Schott its new chief financial officer, effective immediately. Schott, 47, replaces Leroy M. Ball, 42, who has...

Police: Gunman Searched Plant During Rampage

July 14, 2010 6:10 am | by SUE MAJOR HOLMES, Associated Press Writer | Comments

According to police, the fact that Robert Reza went into the building after shooting his ex-girlfriend indicates that he was actually in the hunt for something or someone.


EPA Slashes Cellulosic Biofuel Target

July 14, 2010 5:46 am | by Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest | Comments

The EPA's renewable fuel standard for 2011 issued this week reduces the cellulosic biofuel mandate from 250 million gallons to a 6-25 million gallon range.

Italy close to naming nuclear agency head: minister

July 14, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

PRIOLO GARGALLO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy is set to name the head of a new nuclear safety agency within days, moving closer to a relaunch of the nuclear power industry abandoned over 20 years ago, the Environment Minister said on Wednesday.

BP investors hold breath ahead of fresh cap attempt

July 14, 2010 4:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP investors paused for breath on Wednesday ahead of a fresh attempt to stop the burst Macondo well from spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Adblue Storage Tanks Arrive Online At

July 14, 2010 2:25 am | by 1888PressRelease | Comments

Perhaps best known as a supplier of Diesel and Heating Oil Tanks, British storage tank specialist, has announced the addition of 2 new ranges of Adblue / Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Storage and Dispensing Tanks.

Indian Ocean sea level rise threatens millions

July 14, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sea levels are rising unevenly in the Indian Ocean, placing millions at risk along low-lying coastlines in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, scientists say in a study.


A New Way to Outwit Internet Fraudsters

July 13, 2010 6:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

PassWindow, an Asian Innovations Award finalist, is a credit-card sized piece of plastic, but it's being tested by banks as a way of preventing Internet fraud.

Astronomers discover star-studded galaxy tail

July 13, 2010 6:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer has discovered a galaxy tail studded with bright knots of new stars. The tail, which was created as the galaxy IC 3418 plunged into the neighboring Virgo cluster of galaxies, offers new insight into how stars form.

Juno spacecraft armored up to go to Jupiter

July 13, 2010 6:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

NASA's Juno spacecraft will be forging ahead into a treacherous environment at Jupiter with more radiation than any other place NASA has ever sent a spacecraft, except the sun. In a specially filtered cleanroom in Denver, where Juno is being assembled, engineers recently added a unique...

Green investors eye Indonesia but want regulatory reform

July 13, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Mini-hydro power, waste water and geothermal projects are shaping up as favorites among green investors eyeing Indonesia, but regulatory problems are holding back a potentially lucrative sector, investors said on Tuesday.

Unlike BP's, natural oil seeps can help sea life

July 13, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Some marine life thrives on oil bubbling up naturally from the seabed even though it cannot cope with giant single leaks like from BP's ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico, experts say.

EU carbon falls below 14 euros, utility buying sought

July 13, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon futures broke below 14 euros for the first time in three months on Tuesday, a day after tumbling by 4 percent, as speculators weighed on the market in the absence of utility buying, traders said.

Africa's game parks rapidly losing animals, study finds

July 13, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Africa's game parks have lost well over half of their big mammals, such as the lions and buffalos that draw millions of tourists each year, to rampant hunting and farming since 1970, a study has found.


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