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.
LONDON (Reuters) - Over half of the soccer teams participating in the South African World Cup tournament will offset the carbon dioxide emissions they generate from travel and hotel stays, Swiss offsetter South Pole said on Friday.
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Many of the most well known comets, including Halley, Hale-Bopp and, most recently, McNaught, may have been born in orbit around other stars, according to a new theory by an international team of astronomers.
Deep in the heart of the asteroid belt, on its way to the first of the belt's two most massive inhabitants, NASA's ion-propelled Dawn spacecraft has eclipsed the record for velocity change produced by a spacecraft's engines. The previous standard-bearer for velocity change, NASA's Deep...