The newest images of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains (GSM) have been presented at the International Polar Year conference in Oslo. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey are part of the team that mapped the ice-covered mountains in unprecedented detail.
( Clemson University ) With a new twist on an old idea, two Clemson University environmental engineers are developing ways to store "waste" energy underground to cut heating and cooling costs and reduce carbon emissions.
( EUREKA ) Making ground-source heat a cost-effective alternative to fossil fuels has long been a dream for countries that depend on energy imports and need to cut their CO2 emissions. A team of businesses and researchers in Slovenia and Serbia set out to develop the heat pump...
( Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ) To further enhance the promotion of young researchers in Germany, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as established 12 new research training groups. This decision was made by the DFG's relevant Grants Committee in Bonn. The new research training...
A new study has found that wood-burning power plants using trees and other "biomass" from New England forests releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than coal over time.
Tesoro had earlier said the refinery would be closed through June, but the company still has to finish cleaning the burned area, make repairs and install new equipment, which will take months.
Prior to the cutting of the riser pipe, the spill was flowing at a daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying.
In a boost for the president on global warming, the Senate rejected a challenge to Obama administration rules aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other big polluters.
The search giant is up for license renewal and its maps business is at risk.
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - U.N. climate negotiators agreed to an investigation on Friday after protesters smashed a sign emblazoned "Saudi Arabia" and dropped it in toilet after Riyadh blocked a study of deeper cuts in greenhouse gases.
The Texas Operations of Eastman Chemical Company has received the 2009 "Excellence in Caring for Texas" award from the Texas Chemical Council for its performance in communicating with its employees and the public, as well as its pollution prevention, security and emergency response programs.
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( University of Arizona ) A team led by University of Arizona astronomer Joshua Eisner has observed in unprecedented detail the processes giving rise to stars and planets in nascent solar systems. The discoveries lay the groundwork for probing the formation of planets with the...
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co on Friday kicked off a week-long test-drive event for its Leaf electric car, saying it had a combined 20,000 orders in Japan and the United States six months before the car goes on sale.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain fears that proposals due next month to give European Union member states the right to ban or grow genetically modified crops could lead to an unraveling of community-wide agricultural policies, the Agriculture Minister said on Friday.