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Coal of Africa mine may harm environment: South Africa

June 1, 2010 2:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Coal of Africa's proposed Vele coal mine could increase pollution and hurt South Africa's Mapungupwe World Heritage site, the environmental minister said on Tuesday. Located close to the Kruger National Park, the premier national wildlife park in Africa's largest...

Exclusive: EU debt crisis boosts chance of energy tax overhaul

June 1, 2010 1:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The greenest fuels would become the cheapest under plans for a pan-European energy tax which would also help governments tackle huge debts without raising taxes on workers, draft documents show.

As speculative fever rages, China bursts bean bubble

May 31, 2010 11:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany has banned naked short-selling and the United States may block banks from proprietary trading. But China has taken rules aimed at ensuring market stability to new, tastier lengths.


Obama to meet spill probe leaders as oil heads north

May 31, 2010 10:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of a panel he created to probe the worst oil spill in U.S. history on Tuesday, as a giant slick from BP's blown-out Gulf of Mexico well poses a new threat to the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama.

Pivotal Data For The Investigational Treatment PSD502 For Primary Premature Ejaculation

May 31, 2010 9:28 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( HealthStar PR ) Data summarizing the results of two pivotal studies of the investigational new drug, PSD502, a topical metered dose spray being developed for the treatment of primary premature ejaculation. These data were presented at the 2010 American Urological Association Annual...

Flies Offer Insight Into Human Metabolic Disease

May 31, 2010 9:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Company of Biologists ) Galactosemia is a metabolic disease resulting from an inherited defect that prevents the proper metabolism of galactose, a sugar commonly found in dairy products, like milk. Exposure of affected people to galactose, can damage most of their organ systems...

Roche & #039;s Newly Launched Next-Generation DNA Sequencer Opens Innovation in Genomic Research to Broad Scientific Community

May 26, 2010 10:25 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche announced today the global launch of the GS Junior System, the company’s new benchtop next-generation DNA sequencing platform for life science research. The GS Junior System, developed by 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, provides an integrated sequencing and bioinformatics...

Up from the deep sea: a nightmare for Obama

May 26, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Up from the briny deep of the Gulf of Mexico came a nightmare for President Barack Obama.


U.S. to suspend Arctic drilling: Alaska senator

May 26, 2010 9:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration plans to announce on Thursday a suspension of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic until 2011 as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an Alaska senator said.

BP says 24 hours will tell if oil leak plug works

May 26, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc's chief executive said a difficult deep-sea operation to plug a gushing oil well was proceeding as planned on Wednesday and the next 24 hours will determine the energy giant's success in stanching the leak deep on the Gulf of Mexico floor.

"Whole series of failures" led to oil spill: BP CEO

May 26, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward said on Wednesday a "whole series of failures" led to the blowout of BP's deepwater well and the catastrophic spill of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. farm group sees gains from deforestation halt

May 26, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Stopping global deforestation would boost U.S. agricultural revenue by $190 billion to $270 billion through 2030 by cutting unfair competition, a U.S. farm group and a nonprofit focused on climate change argued on Wednesday.

Nissan: electric cars could shed government aid in 4 years

May 26, 2010 1:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SMYRNA, Tennessee (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co and alliance partner Renault could market electric vehicles without government incentives within four years as global sales reach 500,000 to 1 million vehicles per year, executives said on Wednesday.

NASA's Swift Survey Finds 'smoking Gun' Of Black Hole Activation

May 26, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) Data from an ongoing survey by NASA's Swift satellite have helped astronomers solve a decades-long mystery about why a small percentage of black holes emit vast amounts of energy.

Advances Made In Walking, Running Robots

May 26, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Oregon State University ) Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important fundamental advance in robotics, in work that should lead toward robots that not only can walk and run effectively, but use little energy in the process. By achieving an optimal approach with...


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