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Antarctica's enigmatic Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains revealed

June 11, 2010 6:27 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

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 Engineers To Create Model Underground Energy-storage Facility

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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.

Pumping Up The Heat For A Climate-friendly Future

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

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DFG Establishes 12 New Research Training Groups

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Study: Wood Power Worse Polluter than Coal

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press Writer | Comments

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 Refinery Where Seven Died Delays Re-Opening

June 11, 2010 6:17 am | by GEORGE TIBBITS, Associated Press Writer | Comments

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.

Oil Spill Estimate Doubles

June 11, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

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.

EPA Still in Charge of Greenhouse Gases

June 11, 2010 5:38 am | Comments

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.

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Google's Challenges Mount In China

June 11, 2010 5:33 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The search giant is up for license renewal and its maps business is at risk.

Probe at U.N. climate talks after Saudi sign smashed

June 11, 2010 5:32 am | by Reuters | Comments

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.

Eastman Chemical Company’s Texas Operations Receives Excellence in Caring for Texas Award

June 11, 2010 5:31 am | by Eastman | Comments

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.

Motorola And RIM Settle Patent Lawsuits

June 11, 2010 5:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

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Zooming In On An Infant Solar System

June 11, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Nissan begins limited test-drives for Leaf EV

June 11, 2010 4:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

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.

Spain wary of impact EU GM crop proposals

June 11, 2010 1:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

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.

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