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Volcanic ash research shows how plumes end up in the jet stream

July 2, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A volcanologist has shown how the jet stream -- the area in the atmosphere that pilots prefer to fly in -- also seems to be the area most likely to be impacted by plumes from volcanic ash.

Itochu to take part in U.S. lithium venture: report

July 2, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Itochu Corp is taking part in a U.S. project to extract lithium from wastewater used in geothermal power generation in California, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday.

Lawmakers urge guidance for clean energy loans

July 2, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two influential Democratic lawmakers warned on Friday that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could derail a $150 million clean-energy home-financing program and urged the Obama administration to rectify the problem with new regulatory guidance.


Whale sharks may be latest Gulf oil spill victims

July 2, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi (Reuters) - Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the sea, may be the latest victims of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Gulf oil cleanup resumes, new drilling rules awaited

July 2, 2010 5:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Washington was preparing a revised offshore oil drilling moratorium and cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico returned to normal on Friday after hurricane Alex passed through the region without doing major damage.

Deal struck to save turtles from Gulf oil burns

July 2, 2010 1:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Environmental groups, BP and the U.S. Coast Guard reached tentative agreement on Friday on measures to prevent sea turtles from being incinerated alive in controlled burns of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Lines Of C++ Code

July 2, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - San Diego ) If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the computer science corollary must be "a picture is worth 1,000 lines of C++ code." That's certainly the case for the computer science students at the University of California, San Diego who won the...

Terrorist De-radicalization Shows Promise, Comprehensive Study Finds

July 2, 2010 1:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Maryland ) Prison programs to de-radicalize terrorists show promise, if well-run, says a joint report from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, and the International Center for the Study of...


Gov't To Investigate Mazda, BMW

July 2, 2010 9:26 am | by | Comments

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opening investigations into possible power steering problems in Mazda3 passenger cars and BMW Z4 sports cars.

California Bans BPA In Baby Products

July 2, 2010 9:26 am | by | Comments

The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.

Watson Acquires Columbia Drug

July 2, 2010 9:25 am | by | Comments

Watson Pharmaceuticals completed its acquisition of the U.S. rights to a Columbia Laboratories' progesterone drug in a deal that could be worth more than $92.5 million.

Factory Orders Drop Sharply In May

July 2, 2010 9:25 am | by | Comments

Commerce Department said Friday that orders for manufactured goods decreased 1.4 percent in May, the biggest drop since March 2009.

Concerns Rise For Double-Dip Recession

July 2, 2010 9:25 am | by | Comments

?High unemployment, Europe's debt crisis, a...

Agency: No CO2 Growth Since 2009 ... Phew

July 2, 2010 8:18 am | by AP | Comments

The Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency says last year was the first since 1992 that registered no growth in carbon emissions from fossil fuels, cement production and the chemical industry, the main sources of greenhouse gases.

Feds Pull More Kids Jewelry Due To Cadmium

July 2, 2010 8:13 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Federal regulators said Wednesday they have found high levels of the toxic metal cadmium in trinkets that were distributed for free to children at some doctor and dentist offices over the past five years.


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