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Singapore sand demand seen damaging Cambodia environment

May 11, 2010 3:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's thirst for sand to increase land reclamation and construction is driving an ecologically damaging sand-dredging industry in Cambodia, according to a report by a non-governmental organization. London-based Global Witness said on Tuesday that Cambodia's...

Germany needs storage solution for green power

May 11, 2010 3:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany is at the forefront of installing renewable energy but there is an Achilles heel to its strategy.

U.S. Renewables plans 2 billion yuan China fund

May 11, 2010 3:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) May 11 - Private equity firm U.S. Renewables Group said it plans to raise up to 2 billion yuan ($293 million) for a fund investing in renewable energy projects in China.

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Industry, transport drive leap in India CO2 emissions

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

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's greenhouse gas emissions grew 58 percent between 1994 and 2007, official figures released on Tuesday showed, underlining the country's growing importance in the fight against climate change.

Solar players wary on 2011 after first quarter demand boost

May 11, 2010 12:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's top solar companies warned an ongoing drop in prices for cells and modules could hit profits after releasing mostly better-than-expected results on strong demand in their home market, the world's biggest.

Bats' Echolocation Recorded For Human Exploit

May 10, 2010 8:27 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Institute of Physics ) A team of British researchers has worked with six adult Egyptian fruit bats from Tropical World in Leeds to record and recreate their calls.

Scientists Design New Drug Type To Kill Lymphoma Cells

May 10, 2010 8:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation ) A new type of drug designed to kill nonHodgkin lymphoma tumor cells could lead to potential nontoxic therapies for cancer patients.

Samsung to spend $21 billion on health, green energy

May 10, 2010 6:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's biggest business conglomerate Samsung Group said on Tuesday it would invest 23.3 trillion won ($20.6 billion) by 2020 in new businesses including health care and green energy technology.

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BP tries a new Gulf spill fix, as slick spreads

May 10, 2010 5:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

ROBERT, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Monday it will again attempt to contain oil gushing deep in the Gulf of Mexico, this time with a far smaller funnel than it tried before, as a massive slick threatened Louisiana shores.

Federal and State Officials Confirm Link Between Bagged Romaine Lettuce and E. coli O145 Illness Outbreak

May 10, 2010 5:27 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its state health partners have confirmed that the strain of E. coli O145 detected by the New York State Public Health Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, in Albany, in an unopened bag of...

Untangling the quantum entanglement behind photosynthesis

May 10, 2010 5:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Researchers have carried out the first study in which the quantum phenomenon known as "entanglement" has been observed and characterized in a real biological system. Quantum entanglement is thought to be a critical factor behind the ability of green plants and certain bacteria, through...

Evidence growing of air pollution's link to heart disease, death

May 10, 2010 5:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Air pollution is a risk factor for heart disease; however, people can take action to reduce their individual risk, according to an updated American Heart Association scientific statement. Exposure to fine particulate matter over a few hours or weeks can trigger cardiovascular deaths,...

Comtech To Acquire CPI For $472 Million

May 10, 2010 1:30 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The move will bring Comtech closer to its goal of developing a one-stop shop for radio frequency products.

Quantum Mechanics Reveals New Details Of Deep Earth

May 10, 2010 1:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Ohio State University ) Scientists have used quantum mechanics to reveal that the most common mineral on Earth is relatively uncommon deep within the planet. Using several of the largest supercomputers in the nation, a team of physicists led by Ohio State University has been able...

X-rays Reveal Chemical Link Between Birds And Dinosaurs

May 10, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ) Using the bright X-ray beam of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, located at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, an international team of researchers has found that a 150 million year old "dinobird" fossil, long thought to...

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