HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc's chief executive said a difficult deep-sea operation to plug a gushing oil well was proceeding as planned on Wednesday and the next 24 hours will determine the energy giant's success in stanching the leak deep on the Gulf of Mexico floor.
MIAMI (Reuters) - BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward said on Wednesday a "whole series of failures" led to the blowout of BP's deepwater well and the catastrophic spill of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Stopping global deforestation would boost U.S. agricultural revenue by $190 billion to $270 billion through 2030 by cutting unfair competition, a U.S. farm group and a nonprofit focused on climate change argued on Wednesday.
SMYRNA, Tennessee (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co and alliance partner Renault could market electric vehicles without government incentives within four years as global sales reach 500,000 to 1 million vehicles per year, executives said on Wednesday.
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) Data from an ongoing survey by NASA's Swift satellite have helped astronomers solve a decades-long mystery about why a small percentage of black holes emit vast amounts of energy.
( Oregon State University ) Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important fundamental advance in robotics, in work that should lead toward robots that not only can walk and run effectively, but use little energy in the process. By achieving an optimal approach with...
( NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center ) NASA engineers have begun building hardware for a new Landsat satellite instrument that helps monitor water consumption -- an important capability in the US West where precipitation is sparse and water rights are allocated -- now that they have...
( University of Washington ) Tools used to align genomes from different species have serious quality-control issues, according to a new study that compared the alignments of 28 species' genomes.
The FCC's mobile-broadband auction process is little more than the path to yet more hidden taxation.
Hours after media tour aimed at trying to repair an image damaged by a spate of employee suicides, another...
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Europe should consider adopting the new British government's proposal for a floor price on carbon as a way to would steer the energy industry's future investment, Danish DONG Energy's chief said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has licensed a Houston-based oil drilling group to travel to Cuba to start cooperation on safety and environmental practices following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
FREMONT, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama pressed for an overhaul of U.S. energy policy on Wednesday, seeking to harness outrage over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to move the country away from its dependence on foreign fuels.
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Before rig workers aboard a doomed drilling platform performed a procedure that BP Plc says may have been a "fundamental mistake," there was a "skirmish" between BP and Transocean staff about whether to proceed, the rig's chief mechanic told federal investigators on...
( Queen's University ) A discovery that may pave the way to helping reduce health hazards such as E. coli in water could also make chemicals and drugs such as insulin cheaper to produce and their production more environmentally friendly.