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Study: Wood Power Worse Polluter than Coal

June 11, 2010 6:24 am | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press Writer | Comments

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 Refinery Where Seven Died Delays Re-Opening

June 11, 2010 6:17 am | by GEORGE TIBBITS, Associated Press Writer | Comments

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.

Oil Spill Estimate Doubles

June 11, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

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.

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EPA Still in Charge of Greenhouse Gases

June 11, 2010 5:38 am | Comments

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.

Google's Challenges Mount In China

June 11, 2010 5:33 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The search giant is up for license renewal and its maps business is at risk.

Probe at U.N. climate talks after Saudi sign smashed

June 11, 2010 5:32 am | by Reuters | Comments

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.

Eastman Chemical Company’s Texas Operations Receives Excellence in Caring for Texas Award

June 11, 2010 5:31 am | by Eastman | Comments

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.

Motorola And RIM Settle Patent Lawsuits

June 11, 2010 5:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

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Zooming In On An Infant Solar System

June 11, 2010 5:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Nissan begins limited test-drives for Leaf EV

June 11, 2010 4:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

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.

Spain wary of impact EU GM crop proposals

June 11, 2010 1:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

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.

World Cup teams to offset emissions

June 11, 2010 12:28 am | by Reuters | Comments

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.

Many famous comets originally formed in other solar systems

June 10, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

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.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft fires past record for speed change

June 10, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

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...

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