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Xstrata plans A$15 billion coal expansion in Australia

January 31, 2010 6:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

PERTH (Reuters) - Xstrata, the world's top thermal coal exporter, is considering up to A$15 billion ($13.3 billion) investment to boost output at its Australian thermal coal project to 100 million metric tones a year, it said on Monday.

UK has to move beyond carbon cuts to stay competitive

January 31, 2010 2:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain needs to focus on more than just carbon dioxide emission cuts and manage its water, waste and food resources better to remain competitive, a report by the Aldersgate Group said on Monday. The group is a coalition of businesses, non-governmental organisations,...

Copenhagen climate deal gets low-key endorsement

January 31, 2010 2:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Nations accounting for most of the world's greenhouse gas emissions have restated their promises to fight climate change, meeting a Sunday deadline in a low-key endorsement of December's "Copenhagen Accord."

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India reiterates carbon goals for climate accord

January 31, 2010 12:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has reiterated a goal of slowing the rise of its carbon emissions by 2020 as part of pledges due by Sunday under a "Copenhagen Accord" to fight climate change, an official statement said.

IMF working on plans for "green fund"

January 30, 2010 4:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund is working on proposals for a multibillion dollar "green fund" to help countries tap funds to deal with the effects of climate change, the head of the institution said on Saturday.

Next generation weather/environmental satellite marks major milestone

January 30, 2010 4:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) The development of a new series of weather and environmental monitoring satellites has marked a significant milestone with the delivery and the beginning of spacecraft integration efforts for a key science instrument.

Merkel says Germany committed to nuclear fusion

January 30, 2010 5:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is committed to research into nuclear fusion as a clean and abundant source of alternative energy but international cooperation is vital, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday

Novozymes to Launch Ethanol Product in Q1

January 30, 2010 2:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

Danish biotech company Novozymes will launch a new enzyme to produce transport fuel from agricultural waste.

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NASA's Mars Rover Spirit Starts a New Chapter

January 29, 2010 6:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

After six years of unprecedented exploration of the Red Planet, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit no longer will be a fully mobile robot. NASA has designated the once-roving scientific explorer a stationary science platform after efforts during the past several months to free it from a...

UC Davis researchers identify brain protein for synapse development

January 29, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - Davis - Health System ) A new study from UC Davis Health System identifies for the first time a brain protein called SynDIG1 that plays a critical role in creating and sustaining synapses, the complex chemical signaling system responsible for...

World may not do climate deal this year

January 29, 2010 10:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Global climate talks may have to continue into 2011 after failing last month to agree on a Kyoto successor, the U.N.'s climate chief and Denmark's new climate minister told Reuters on Friday.

Italy solar industry wants improved incentive plan

January 29, 2010 10:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian government should improve its new incentive plan for booming solar sector including tariff cuts and cap on subsidized capacity to ensure investment flow and steady industry growth, an sector body head said on Friday.

New computational tool for cancer treatment

January 29, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research ) Researchers in the Molecular Modeling group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Dr. Benoît J. Van den Eynde's group at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd Brussels Branch developed an approach for creating new IDO...

Germany aims to delay solar incentive cuts: sources

January 29, 2010 7:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen wants to delay some of the proposed cuts for solar power incentives, government sources told Reuters on Friday, a move that is unlikely to alter the gloomy outlook for the industry.

Obama seeks more nuclear loan guarantees

January 29, 2010 7:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to propose a tripling of government loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors to more than $54 billion, an administration official said on Friday, a move sure to win over some Republican lawmakers who want more nuclear power to be part of...

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