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Track methane to gauge size of BP spill: scientist

May 23, 2010 9:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To figure out how much oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, experts should measure the plumes of dissolved methane coming from the wrecked BP offshore rig, a marine scientist said on Sunday.

U.S. environment chief to visit Gulf, spill spreads

May 23, 2010 8:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The top U.S. environmental official was to visit the Gulf Coast on Sunday as energy giant BP Plc scrambled to contain a widening oil spill.

BP to try several oil leak options, none certain

May 23, 2010 7:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - BP will press ahead with a series of short-term options, including one this week, to try to plug its gushing Gulf of Mexico oil well, and these will be attempted before it completes an expected relief well in August, BP Managing Director Bob Dudley said on Sunday.

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"Human rights" urged for whales and dolphins

May 23, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Whales and dolphins should get "human rights" to life and liberty because of mounting evidence of their intelligence, a group of conservationists and experts in philosophy, law and ethics said Sunday.

Fixing oil spill is "no feat," say Iranians

May 23, 2010 5:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Plugging the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is no great challenge compared to what Iran has dealt with in the past, an official at Iran's drilling company said Sunday.

Schooling fish offer new ideas for wind farming

May 22, 2010 9:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The quest to derive energy from wind may soon be getting some help from a fluid-dynamics expert -- and a school of fish.

Obama blames Gulf oil spill on "breakdown" at BP

May 22, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday blamed the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on "a breakdown of responsibility" at energy giant BP Plc as he unveiled a commission to investigate the disaster.

Obama: Gulf drilling only if ensure no more spills

May 22, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Saturday that offshore oil drilling could only go forward if there were assurances that a disaster like the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill would not happen again.

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U.S. could fall behind China in clean energy: Locke

May 22, 2010 3:23 am | by Reuters | Comments

TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - The United States could fall behind China and other countries in clean energy technology unless Congress passes energy legislation, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said on Saturday.

Hacking Yourself Pays Off In Tighter Security

May 21, 2010 8:25 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Whether you build your own penetration test team or hire a third party, pen testing is crucial for security.

NASA's Mars rovers set surface longevity record

May 21, 2010 8:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project will pass a historic Martian longevity record on May 20. The Opportunity rover will surpass the duration record set by NASA's Viking 1 Lander of six years and 116 days operating on the surface of Mars. The effects of favorable weather on the red...

EU 2020 energy goals face 500 billion euro shortfall

May 21, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON, May 21 - Europe's utilities do not have enough capital to meet goals to overhaul its energy supply by 2020 and pension funds would struggle to plug the gap, said Tom Murley, head of an investment fund at private equity firm HgCapital.

SolarWorld sees chance to expand in U.S.

May 21, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - SolarWorld AG, one of Germany's largest solar companies by revenue, is betting big on U.S. production, expecting to lift its capacity here to 500 megawatts by year's end and maybe double that if demand remains strong.

BP swamped by criticism

May 21, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - Anger, skepticism and accusations of lying washed over energy giant BP Plc on Friday as it desperately tried to contain a month-old seabed well leak billowing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Hubble finds a star eating a planet

May 21, 2010 5:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world. The doomed planet is being eaten by its parent star, according to observations made by a new instrument on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS). The planet may only have...

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