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Whale poo helps offset carbon footprint

June 15, 2010 6:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Southern Ocean sperm whales offset their carbon footprint by defecating, scientists said on Wednesday, releasing tonnes of iron a year that stimulates the growth of phytoplankton which in turn absorb carbon dioxide.

Obama still supports putting price on carbon

June 15, 2010 3:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama still believes that putting a price on carbon emissions is the only way to make serious progress on climate change, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday.

U.S. boosts flow estimate of BP oil leak by 50 percent

June 15, 2010 3:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A team of U.S. scientists on Tuesday upped their high-end estimate of the amount of crude oil flowing from BP Plc's stricken Gulf of Mexico well by 50 percent, the second major upward revision in less than a week.

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Bemis Sells Assets To Exopack For $81.2M

June 15, 2010 1:32 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Flexible packaging maker?to sell some of its assets, including two factories, to help fund?$1.2 billion deal for Rio Tinto's Alcan packaging business.

Intel Water Rights Deal Draws Critics

June 15, 2010 1:32 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Former state engineer says deal is far reaching and would set precedents in state water rights management that should be thoroughly deliberated.

Philip Morris Int'l Still Wants To Buy Protabaco

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Seller of Marlboro cigarettes overseas is asking Colombian regulators to reconsider its application to buy Protabaco, the second-largest cigarette manufacturer in Colombia.

Gov't To Employers: Don't Increase Health Care Costs

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Obama administration told employers...

Boeing Boosting Production Of 737 Jet

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Anticipating long-term growth in demand for the commercial plane, Boeing said it is again boosting plans for production of the 737 jet in 2012.

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Hexion Specialty Chemicals’ Oilfield Technology Group Opens New Resin Coating Plant and Additional Transload Facilities

June 15, 2010 1:31 pm | by Hexion | Comments

Hexion Specialty Chemicals’ Oilfield Technology Group Opens New Resin Coating Plant and

Honeywell T-Hawk™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Reaches 10,000 Flight Milestone

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Hover and Stare Capability Provides Real-Time Surveillance PARIS, June 14, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that its T-Hawk™ Micro Air Vehicle, the only fielded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with hover and stare surveillance capability, has recorded its 10,000th flight since...

Honeywell Micro-Grid Technology To Help U.S. Army Lower Fuel Consumption And Costs

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Honeywell International | Comments

Mobile System Will Bring Solar Power and Other Green Technology to Remote Sites PARIS, June 14, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it is developing emerging Micro-Grid technology to increase efficiency and reduce fossil fuel consumption in remote U.S. Army locations....

NREL to Partner with University of Delaware on Offshore Wind Research

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Delaware (UD) today announced they will work to facilitate the potential establishment of a test site for commercial wind turbines off the Delaware coast.

Green machine: Recycled batteries boost electric cars

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by New Scientist | Comments

Making eco-cars more affordable and renewables more practical: why repurposing electric car batteries makes perfect sense

GOES-15 solar X-Ray Imager makes a miraculous first light

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The Solar X-Ray Imager instrument aboard the GOES-15 satellite has just provided its first light image of the sun, but it required a lot of experts to make it happen.

Super-yeast generates ethanol from energy crops and agricultural residues

June 15, 2010 1:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A new type of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has been developed which can efficiently ferment pentose sugars, as found in agricultural waste and hardwoods. In a new study, researchers describe the creation of the new S. cerevisiae strain, TMB3130, which demonstrated...

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