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Japan, U.S. Likely To Restart Beef Import Talks

July 23, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

The two countries are likely to resume talks as early as in September on relaxing Tokyo's curbs on U.S. beef imports.

Mohawk Settles Suit With Workers

July 23, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Employees of Mohawk Industries who sued claiming the carpet manufacturer hired illegal immigrants to keep wages low could be getting settlement checks this fall.

Honeywell Reports Second Quarter Sales Up 8% to $8.2 Billion and Reported Earnings Per Share of $0.60

July 23, 2010 6:24 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

• Strong Organic Sales Growth of 8% • EPS of $0.78 Excluding Non-Cash Pension Expense, Up 24% Versus Prior Year • Operating Cash Flow: $1.1Billion; Free Cash Flow: $1.0 Billion • Raising Full-Year Outlook: EPS $2.40-2.50, FCF $3.1-3.3 Billion MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 23, 2010 --...


Utility Looks to Grow Its Leadership Position in Renewable Energy

July 23, 2010 6:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments () —Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) today announced it is seeking bids from renewable energy developers for up to 200 megawatts of renewable resources through one or more power purchase agreements, commonly referred to as a PPA. The company plans to add to its leadership...

CSB: Explosion Injuries Could Have Been Avoided

July 23, 2010 5:36 am | Comments

Federal investigators say employees were working too close to a waste recycling area when vapors exploded last year at an Ohio solvent recycling plant.

Hijacked Supplies For Pathogens

July 23, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ) Legionnaire's disease bacteria tap into the material transport in immune cells.

Japan seeks consumer burden to push renewable energy

July 23, 2010 3:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese consumers will have to pay higher electricity bills under a government plan to help triple the generating capacity of renewable energy in the next decade and cut CO2 emissions.

Rockefeller Plans Public Safety Wireless Spectrum Legislation

July 23, 2010 3:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act Senator John "Jay" Rockefeller plans to introduce will likely call for setting aside 10 MHz of the D-Block for a nationwide wireless network.


Beijing fund warns on Kyoto CO2 offset rule changes

July 23, 2010 2:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - A Chinese government fund has told a U.N. panel it supports project developers which earn carbon offsets under a lucrative Kyoto Protocol scheme, and which rejects the idea that they are over-compensated.

Footprint evidence for early occupation of the Americas refuted

July 23, 2010 1:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Identifying human footprints correctly is vital for understanding when man first occupied different parts of the world. Now scientists have developed a new way of statistically showing whether a print was actually made by a human.

Australia PM again delays emissions trading

July 22, 2010 11:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard reaffirmed on Friday a delay in introducing a price for carbon pollution, angering environmentalists, scientists and business ahead of her bid to secure re-election.

Report Finds Bioenergy Production Can Expand Across Africa Without Displacing Food

July 22, 2010 9:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Burness Communications ) Crops can be produced for bioenergy on a significant scale in west, eastern and southern Africa without doing damage to food production or natural habitats, according to a report produced by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, Imperial College...

Gulf storm puts BP spill efforts on hold

July 22, 2010 9:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Bonnie threatened efforts to plug BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil leak on Friday and officials said many of the vessels and rigs involved in the operation would prepare to move out of the system's path.

Warmer climate could increase release of carbon dioxide by inland lakes

July 22, 2010 9:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Much organically bound carbon is deposited on inland lake bottoms. A portion remains in the sediment, sometimes for thousands of years, while the rest is largely broken down to carbon dioxide and methane, which are released into the atmosphere. Swedish researchers have shown that carbon...

Early HAART during TB treatment boosts survival rate in people co-infected with HIV and TB, study finds

July 22, 2010 6:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A clinical trial in Cambodia has found it possible to prolong the survival of untreated HIV-infected adults with very weak immune systems and newly diagnosed tuberculosis by starting anti-HIV therapy two weeks after beginning TB treatment, rather than waiting eight weeks, as has been...


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