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Seabed map shifts as coastal states extend control

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Coastal nations have quietly taken over areas of seabed totaling almost the size of Australia since 2002 and far more is up for grabs in one of the biggest redrawings of the world map in history, experts said.

UK LibDems to abstain from nuclear vote, set CO2 floor

May 12, 2010 6:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new coalition government, led by the Conservative's David Cameron, plans to set a minimum price for emitting climate-warming carbon, while Liberal Democrat MPs will abstain from a parliamentary vote on building new nuclear power stations, it said on...

Green Mountain Coffee Buys Diedrich For $300M

May 12, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

Vermont's Green Mountain Coffee Roasters bought Diedrich Coffee, saying deal advances its goal of becoming a leader in coffee and coffee maker business.


Missouri Lawmakers Pushing For Ford Incentives

May 12, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri House leaders making a final push for incentives they say are important to keeping a Ford assembly plant in the Kansas City area.

Remington Doubling Work Force At Kentucky Plant

May 12, 2010 5:26 am | by | Comments

Well-known gun maker is expanding its western Kentucky plant, adding 100 jobs as they move some rifle production from Connecticut.

Louisiana warns of over-reaction to Gulf spill

May 12, 2010 5:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Any effort to limit off-shore drilling in the wake of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be a "gross over-reaction" that would further batter the Louisiana economy, the state's treasurer said on Friday.

Killer seaweed: First proof that chemicals from seaweeds damage coral on contact

May 12, 2010 5:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.

50-year-old laser is only just getting started, physicists say

May 12, 2010 5:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

On the laser's 50th birthday, physicists assert that the discovery's usefulness has far further to go, despite already underpinning some of the last half century's most disruptive technologies (not least, the optical fibers which make today's high speed internet possible). While we can...


Biofuel chemistry more complex than petroleum, say researchers

May 12, 2010 5:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Understanding the key elements of biofuel combustion is an important step toward insightful selection of next-generation alternative fuels.

Laser Cooling, 3-D Laser Inscribing, Ultra-short Light Pulses: CLEO/QELS Research News

May 12, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Optical Society of America ) Researchers from around the world will present the latest breakthroughs in electro-optics, innovative developments in laser science, and commercial applications in photonics at the 2010 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and...

Texas A & M-led Research Finds Ancient City Of 'modern' Galaxies

May 12, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Texas A&M University ) Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, a Texas A&M University-led team of astronomers has uncovered what may be the earliest, most distant cluster of galaxies ever detected.

Biofuel Chemistry More Complex Than Petroleum, Say Sandia And Lawrence Livermore Researchers

May 12, 2010 4:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Sandia National Laboratories ) Biofuel combustion chemistry more complex than petroleum-based fuels, say Sandia and Lawrence Livermore researchers.

EU carbon up 2 percent early on German power, U.S. bill

May 12, 2010 12:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices rose for a second day on Wednesday, boosted by higher German power, details of the long awaited U.S. Senate climate bill, due to be unveiled later, and comments from the EU climate commissioner on Tuesday.

Australia parliament debates amended green power laws

May 11, 2010 10:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Laws to overhaul Australia's renewable energy scheme were introduced into parliament on Wednesday in a move that should reassure industry and underpin billions of dollars in investments.

'Tsunami' video sheds light on struggling pupfish

May 11, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

For the first time, an earthquake was recorded live in Devils Hole, home to the critically endangered pupfish species. The footage is educating scientists on how struggling species react to disturbance.


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