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EU carbon barely moves as prices seek direction

July 12, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were barely changed in Monday's early trade, as prices sought direction, traders said.

Africa's national parks not working properly

July 12, 2010 5:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Africa's national parks aren't protecting the animals they were set up for anywhere near as well as they're supposed to, report scientists. Numbers of zebras, giraffes, lions and other large mammals have plummeted by a staggering 59 per cent across the continent's national parks since the...

New Book Explores The Fascinating History Behind The Elements In The Periodic Table

July 12, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Little, Brown and Company ) The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in "The Disappearing Spoon" follow carbon, neon,...


Weyerhaeuser To Hold Special Dividend Conference Call

July 12, 2010 4:25 am | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) will hold a live conference call at 5:30 a.m. Pacific (8:30 a.m. Eastern) on July 12 to discuss announcement of the company’s special dividend. To access the conference call from within North America, dial (877) 296-9413 (access code – 84047456) at least...

Sarkozy faces French amid scandal tied to heiress

July 12, 2010 1:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is going on national television amid a scandal involving the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune that has rocked his government.The affair has helped diminish Sarkozy's already low popularity, with barely a quarter of the population approving of his governance.The...

Weyerhaeuser Declares Special Dividend, Marks Milestone in Planned REIT Conversion

July 11, 2010 9:25 pm | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the board of directors has declared a special dividend of $5.6 billion. This marks a major milestone in the company’s plan to convert to a real estate investment trust (REIT) by distributing its earnings and profits to shareholders. The...

Mexican Salamander Helps Uncover Mysteries Of Stem Cells And Evolution

July 11, 2010 7:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council ) Dr. Andrew Johnson is speaking today at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual conference. He and his team from the University of Nottingham have been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the...

BP sees progress on new oil containment system

July 11, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Sunday it is making progress on a new system to capture almost all the oil spewing from its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico and a relief well could finally plug the leak by early to mid-August.


Rising sea drives Panama islanders to mainland

July 11, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CARTI SUGDUB, Panama (Reuters) - Rising seas from global warming, coming after years of coral reef destruction, are forcing thousands of indigenous Panamanians to leave their ancestral homes on low-lying Caribbean islands.

Shortages Hurt Sprint 4G

July 11, 2010 5:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Shortages of Sprint's 4G phone may limit sales as rivals get closer to launching their own 4G networks.

Rosetta triumphs at asteroid Lutetia

July 11, 2010 5:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Asteroid Lutetia has been revealed as a battered world of many craters. European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has returned the first close-up images of the asteroid showing it is most probably a primitive survivor from the violent birth of the Solar System.

Analysis: Implementing Mo. energy law proves tough

July 11, 2010 10:13 am | by CHRIS BLANK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Missouri voters in 2008 faced a relatively simple choice of deciding whether to require that more electricity be produced through renewable energy. But giving the people what they wanted has been a lot more complicated.The 2008 law requires investor-owned utilities to use renewable energy...

A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Terahertz Remote Sensing

July 11, 2010 9:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ) A major breakthrough in remote wave sensing by a team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers opens the way for detecting hidden explosives, chemical, biological agents and illegal drugs from a distance of 20 meters.

NASA to fly into hurricane research this summer

July 11, 2010 6:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Three NASA aircraft will begin flights to study tropical cyclones on Aug. 15 during the agency's first major U.S.-based hurricane field campaign since 2001. The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will study the creation and rapid intensification of hurricanes....

New biofuels processing method for mobile facilities

July 11, 2010 6:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Chemical engineers have developed a new method to process agricultural waste and other biomass into biofuels, and they are proposing the creation of mobile processing plants that would rove the Midwest to produce the fuels.


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