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More cold and snowy winters to come in Europe, eastern Asia and eastern North America

June 15, 2010 12:26 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A warmer Arctic climate is influencing the air pressure at the North Pole and shifting wind patterns on our planet. We can expect more cold and snowy winters in Europe, eastern Asia and eastern North America, climate scientists say.

Tackling Microsoft's Asia Challenge

June 14, 2010 10:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

In Microsoft's battle for global IT supremacy, Andrew Pickup is charged with taking the fight to Asia. He talks about social networking, piracy and management.

BP accused of repeated shortcuts

June 14, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

THEODORE, Ala./HOUSTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers accused BP Plc on Monday of repeatedly taking risky shortcuts on its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well, while President Barack Obama pushed the energy giant to compensate spill victims.

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BP faces grilling in Congress

June 14, 2010 9:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc's U.S. chief faces accusations in Congress on Tuesday that the energy giant caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history with a calculated strategy to cut costs, hours before President Barack Obama uses a televised address to defend his handling of the...

Japan says climate bill may come later in year

June 14, 2010 8:28 pm | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet will try to push its climate change bill through the country's upper house later in the year if it runs out of time in the current parliamentary session, a senior government official said.

EU wind power grows steadily, funding issue looms

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Investment in new European wind farms is likely to hold steady in 2010, adding a further 13 percent to capacity, but funding problems cloud the outlook, the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) said on Monday.

EU carbon prices nudge up on oil, German power

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon futures nudged upwards on Monday, supported by firmer crude oil and German power prices, traders said.

Kenyan green group seeks ban on Ethiopian power

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan conservation group has appealed to the nation's high court to prevent the government and an energy company from buying power produced by the vast Gibe 111 hydropower dam in neighboring Ethiopia.

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BP accused of repeated shortcuts as Obama tours Gulf

June 14, 2010 5:30 pm | by Reuters | Comments

THEODORE, Ala./HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers accused BP Plc on Monday of taking risky and repeated shortcuts on its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well, while President Barack Obama pressed the energy giant to swiftly compensate victims of the worst spill in U.S. history.

Brownfields' Bright Spot: Solar and Wind Energy

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Comments

NREL helps the Environmental Protection Agency find ways to generate renewable energy on blighted land.

Scientists locate 23-mile long oil plume off Florida's Gulf Coast

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Using a combination of ocean models and satellite images, along with shipboard observations, scientists heading back from the Gulf of Mexico were able to find a previously unidentified oil plume located off Florida's southwest coast headed toward the Florida Keys.

High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say researchers

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Advances in high-yield agriculture achieved during the so-called Green Revolution have not only helped feed the planet, but also have helped slow the pace of global warming by cutting the amount of biomass burned -- and the resulting greenhouse gas emissions -- when forests or grasslands...

Children living in areas where homicides committed have lower reading, verbal test scores, study finds

June 14, 2010 5:28 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Children living in areas where homicides are committed have lower reading and verbal test scores, a new study shows.

NOAA, FDA Continue Ramping Up Efforts to Ensure Safety of Gulf of Mexico Seafood

June 14, 2010 2:28 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are taking additional steps to enhance inspection measures designed to ensure that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico reaching America’s tables is safe to eat.

Weyerhaeuser Company Announces Cash Tender Offer for Any and All of its 6.750% Notes due 3/15/12

June 14, 2010 1:27 pm | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) (the “Company”) announced today the commencement of a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 6.750% Notes due 3/15/12 (the “Notes”) from the registered holders of Notes (a “Holder”), pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in an...

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