DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - BlackRock's New Energy Fund is "cautiously" investing more in solar companies after a glut in solar panels and falling prices saw producers' margins squeezed over the past two years, its fund manager said.
LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were at a one-week high on Wednesday, as rising British natural gas prices and prolonged cold weather supported prices, traders said.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday reaching a legally binding climate agreement in Mexico by the end of the year could be tough given uncertainties over the fate of U.S. legislation but it had not lost hope for a global deal.
( Nanyang Technological University ) Nanyang Technological University and Rice University, a leading United States research university, today agreed to jointly establish the Institute of Sustainable and Applied Infodynamics in Singapore. Led by NTU, the multidisciplinary bi-national...
( University of Southampton ) A unique Â£1.1 million ($1.8 million) research project is investigating how coppiced trees and grass crops can be used both to generate renewable energy and to trap carbon in the soil over the long term.
( Virginia Tech ) Romesh C. Batra, Virginia Tech professor of engineering science and mechanics, is a 2010 recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion, an energy company based in Richmond, Va.
SINGAPORE/CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's main opposition coalition, which has repeatedly blocked attempts to pass carbon trading laws, is eyeing a voluntary scheme based on buying up cheap offsets as a way to break the deadlock.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The four-letter word that will dominate President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday -- jobs -- could be the savior for faltering climate control legislation, or at least that's environmentalists' latest hope.
Profibus UK has announced that the 7th annual Profibus and Profinet User Conference will take place on 29-30 June 2010 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced that the 2010 Industrial Automation Safety and Security and Symposium will take place on 28-29 April in New Orleans.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy is effective for a wide range of mental health symptoms, including depression, anxiety, panic and stress-related physical ailments, and the benefits of the therapy grow after treatment has ended, according to new research.
Venus flytrap for nuclear waste: New material finds 'needle in a haystack,' shows promise for clean-upJanuary 26, 2010 7:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments
Like a Venus flytrap, a new material permanently traps only its desired prey, the radioactive ion cesium, and not harmless sodium ions. The material can remove 100 percent of the cesium -- found in nuclear waste but very difficult to clean up -- from a sodium-heavy solution. It is cesium...
Computer scientists in the UK have developed a new way of making life-like animations of trees using video footage of the real thing.
( National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ) In an advance that might interest Q-Branch NIST and partners from industry and academia have designed and tested experimental antennas that are highly efficient and yet a fraction of the size of standard antenna systems with...