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EU mulls 12 years more state aid for coal: draft

June 24, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering 12 more years of state aid for coal, a draft European Commission document showed, even as the Group of 20 prepared to discuss phasing out fossil fuel subsidies this weekend.

Whales face new threats deadlier than whaling

June 24, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

AGADIR, Morocco (Reuters) - More whales are being killed by chemical and noise pollution, entanglement in nets, climate change or collisions with ships than by whaling itself, delegates to the world's main whaling body said this week.

Judge denies stay on drill ban ruling

June 24, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge refused on Thursday to put on hold his decision blocking the federal government from enforcing its six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Obama admin loses bid to keep oil drilling ban

June 24, 2010 9:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration suffered a setback on Thursday in its efforts to keep its six-month ban on new deepwater drilling after the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Hot electrons could double solar cell efficiency

June 24, 2010 9:26 am | by New Scientist | Comments

Quantum dots could boost the amount of electricity produced by silicon solar cells, by harnessing the energy from hot electrons

Microsoft Sells Seven Win 7 Copies Per Second

June 24, 2010 9:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Redmond's newest operating system is the fastest selling in its history, the company says.

Women Sue DuPont Over Chemical Exposure Ailments

June 24, 2010 8:49 am | Comments

Two West Virginia women who won a class-action lawsuit against DuPont Co. over long-term exposure to toxins are suing the company again over dozens of ailments they say were caused by the chemicals.

Cisco Investing $1 Billion In Russia

June 24, 2010 8:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Russian president's visit to Silicon Valley was bolstered by an announcement from Cisco Systems that it would invest $1 billion over 10 years to help foster high-tech innovation in Russia.

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Europe moves closer to electric car infrastructure

June 24, 2010 8:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's carmakers moved a step closer creating an infrastructure for electric cars after agreeing on plug and socket standards for slow or overnight charging of the battery-driven vehicles due to hit roads from next year.

Femtocell Deployments Growing Rapidly

June 24, 2010 8:25 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The market for the low power wireless access points is expected to reach 49 million units over the next five years.

General Electric Doubles Energy Efficiency Investment

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

GE said plan to pour $5 billion into energy efficient and environmentally oriented projects has been met a year ahead of schedule and will spend an additional $10 billion by 2015.

Durable Goods Orders Drop In May

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Factory orders for durable goods fell 1.1 percent last month, but that was largely the result of a drop in demand for commercial aircraft.

Jobless Claims Fall But Remain At Elevated Levels

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Initial claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in two months last week, but remain above levels consistent with healthy job growth.

Caterpillar Forms Partnership With German Company

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Construction and mining equipment maker signed an agreement to have Germany's Wacker Neuson SE design, manufacture and sell Caterpillar's lighter weight hydraulic excavators.

Over 2 Million Cribs Recalled For Safety Issues

June 24, 2010 7:29 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

More than 2 million cribs from seven companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become...

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