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Small business gets big boost from solar power

December 31, 2009 8:13 am | by PAM SOHNAssociated Press | Comments

A small manufacturer in Pikeville became a state star this month when its owner, Lester Burks, switched on one of the largest solar electric systems in the Volunteer State - and the first sun power producer in Bledsoe County.Life Line Foods, the county's largest manufacturer, has installed 128...

Endangered species to get daily web spot in 2010

December 31, 2009 6:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

GENEVA (Reuters) - Endangered species from polar bears to giant salamanders, great white sharks to beluga whales and Namibian quiver trees to Cuban crocodiles will have their day on the Internet throughout 2010.

EU carbon slips to end 2009 down 21 percent for year

December 31, 2009 6:30 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union carbon futures slipped in light trading on Thursday to end the year down 21 percent from 2008 closing prices.

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AT & T is latest to end Tiger Woods sponsorship

December 31, 2009 6:13 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

AT&T Inc. said Thursday it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the golfer after numerous allegations of infidelities.The phone company hasn't used Woods' image extensively in advertising, but its logo appeared on his golf bag. That deal had been billed...

Hoku Announces Amendment to Contract With Alex New Energy

December 31, 2009 3:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

http://www.hokuscientific.com () -Hoku Materials, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoku Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOKU) established to manufacture and sell polysilicon for the solar market, and Shanghai Alex New Energy Co., Ltd. (Alex), a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells, modules...

Looking back in time 12 billion years with new instruments on Herschel Space Observatory

December 30, 2009 4:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Astronomers have made the most detailed views yet of space up to 12 billion years back in time.

Eastman Kodak sells its organic LED unit to LG

December 30, 2009 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Eastman Kodak Co. said Wednesday it had completed the previously announced sale of its organic LED, or light-emitting diode display, business to South Korea's LG Electronics Inc.Eastman Kodak did not say how much it received for the business but said the deal will help its finances and tighten...

Engineered tobacco plants have more potential as a biofuel

December 30, 2009 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Thomas Jefferson University ) Researchers from the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories at Thomas Jefferson University have identified a way to increase the oil in tobacco plant leaves, which may be the next step in using the plants for biofuel. Their paper was published online in...

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Farewell: Nobel winner, King of Pop left us in '09

December 30, 2009 12:13 pm | by POLLY ANDERSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Of all the notables who died in 2009, the one who most changed the world could have walked down any Main Street USA without causing a stir.Scientist Norman Borlaug, who died Sept. 12 at age 95, developed crops that enabled Third World farmers to wrest more food from their land. His "green...

Canada approves PetroChina's oil sands bid

December 30, 2009 11:32 am | by Reuters | Comments

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada approved on Tuesday PetroChina's bid for control of two oil sands projects, a deal it scrutinized under recently tightened rules for takeovers of strategic assets by foreign state-controlled companies.

ESA space telescope with CU-Boulder connection looks back to early galaxies

December 30, 2009 11:30 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Colorado at Boulder ) An instrument package developed in part by the University of Colorado at Boulder for the $2.2 billion orbiting Herschel Space Observatory launched in May by the European Space Agency has provided one of the most detailed views yet of space up to...

Jackson, Cronkite among arts world deaths in 2009

December 30, 2009 11:13 am | by POLLY ANDERSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

It was only a rehearsal, and he was twice the age of the dancers accompanying him. But the video doesn't lie: Michael Jackson was looking ahead to a smash opening in London - and giving it his all.And then he was gone.With his thrilling music and dance, enigmatic personality and worldwide reach,...

Planet Earth online 2009 - our favourites

December 30, 2009 9:30 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

This year we brought to you about 250 environmental research news -- here are some of our favourite stories of 2009, in no particular order.

Google Nexus One Said To Cost $530 Unlocked

December 30, 2009 8:26 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

The HTC handset, expected to be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show next week, may represent a unified platform for the Google Android smartphone.

Boralex adds 47 MW wind power capacity in France

December 30, 2009 6:31 am | by Reuters | Comments

(Reuters) - Canadian power producer Boralex Inc said it had, along with its European partner Cube Infrastructure Fund, acquired three wind farms in France to add 47 MW of capacity for about C$115 million.

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