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BP Gets OK to Burn Off Oil & Gas at Sea

June 15, 2010 7:01 am | by BRIAN SKOLOFF & RAY HENRY, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Burning oil and gas piped up from its broken seafloor well will help BP fulfill a pledge to more than triple how much crude it stops from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Exxon-Mobil CEO: Spill Should Not Have Happened

June 15, 2010 6:45 am | Comments

The chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp. is telling Congress that the Gulf oil spill wouldn't have happened if BP had properly designed its deepwater well, followed procedures, trained its employees and conducted adequate tests.

Protein Extremes Gain Relevance In Massive Proteomic Studies

June 15, 2010 6:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona ) Researchers at University of Ghent, Belgium, and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona develop a new procedure to identify the two extremes of protein molecules and their processing and maturing in in-vivo and ex-vivo massive proteomic studies. The...


NOAA Funds Marine Forecasting In Gulf

June 15, 2010 4:28 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The $4 million competitive grant was awarded to a group of university researchers to create more precise computer models of ocean and coastal conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The Cove" activist lambasts Japan film cancellations

June 15, 2010 1:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Dolphin activist Ric O'Barry urged Japanese theatres on Tuesday to screen Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove," despite threats from groups who see its footage of dolphins being slaughtered as an affront to traditional culture.

More cold and snowy winters to come in Europe, eastern Asia and eastern North America

June 15, 2010 12:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A warmer Arctic climate is influencing the air pressure at the North Pole and shifting wind patterns on our planet. We can expect more cold and snowy winters in Europe, eastern Asia and eastern North America, climate scientists say.

Tackling Microsoft's Asia Challenge

June 14, 2010 10:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

In Microsoft's battle for global IT supremacy, Andrew Pickup is charged with taking the fight to Asia. He talks about social networking, piracy and management.

BP accused of repeated shortcuts

June 14, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

THEODORE, Ala./HOUSTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers accused BP Plc on Monday of repeatedly taking risky shortcuts on its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well, while President Barack Obama pushed the energy giant to compensate spill victims.


BP faces grilling in Congress

June 14, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc's U.S. chief faces accusations in Congress on Tuesday that the energy giant caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history with a calculated strategy to cut costs, hours before President Barack Obama uses a televised address to defend his handling of the...

Japan says climate bill may come later in year

June 14, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet will try to push its climate change bill through the country's upper house later in the year if it runs out of time in the current parliamentary session, a senior government official said.

EU wind power grows steadily, funding issue looms

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Investment in new European wind farms is likely to hold steady in 2010, adding a further 13 percent to capacity, but funding problems cloud the outlook, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said on Monday.

EU carbon prices nudge up on oil, German power

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon futures nudged upwards on Monday, supported by firmer crude oil and German power prices, traders said.

Kenyan green group seeks ban on Ethiopian power

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan conservation group has appealed to the nation's high court to prevent the government and an energy company from buying power produced by the vast Gibe 111 hydropower dam in neighboring Ethiopia.

BP accused of repeated shortcuts as Obama tours Gulf

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

THEODORE, Ala./HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers accused BP Plc on Monday of taking risky and repeated shortcuts on its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well, while President Barack Obama pressed the energy giant to swiftly compensate victims of the worst spill in U.S. history.

Brownfields' Bright Spot: Solar and Wind Energy

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

NREL helps the Environmental Protection Agency find ways to generate renewable energy on blighted land.


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