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Tar Balls in Texas; Oil Hits All Five Gulf States

July 7, 2010 8:15 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

More than two months after oil from BP's blown-out seafloor well first reached Louisiana, a bucket's worth of tar balls washed onto a pair of Texas beaches.

NC Senators Subpoena Video of Alcoa Plant

July 7, 2010 8:06 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The video includes a resident who said he buried hazardous waste from the smelting plant on company property, a former Alcoa worker who said he saw pollution flowing into the river, etc.

Researchers Discover Cheaper Adhesive by Accident

July 7, 2010 7:57 am | by GREG BOLT, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The new goo costs about half as much to make and uses none of the petroleum-based solvents and chemicals now used in adhesive manufacturing.


OECD: Unemployment May Have Peaked

July 7, 2010 7:27 am | by | Comments

Unemployment in rich countries may have peaked?-- but...

Solar-power plane heads into first night flight

July 7, 2010 7:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

PAYERNE, Switzerland, July 7 (Reuters) - A solar-powered aircraft designed to fly round the clock without traditional aviation fuel or polluting emissions headed on Wednesday into its crucial first night flight.

Pinpoint Precision: Delivering A Biochemical Payload To 1 Cell

July 7, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Johns Hopkins University ) Researchers use precise electrical "tweezers" to place nanowires on predetermined spots on single cells. The technique eventually could produce new ways to deliver medication.

EU to Tighten Air Pollution Limits

July 7, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

All major polluters — from refineries to pig farms — will have to limit emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and dust for 2016.

Wrigley Reaches Settlement In Eclipse Lawsuit

July 7, 2010 6:27 am | by | Comments

Chewing gum maker W.M. Wrigley Jr. has agreed to pay as much as $7 million and change how it markets and labels its Eclipse gum to settle a lawsuit that alleged its ads were misleading.


JA Solar To Supply MEMC Electronic

July 7, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Chinese solar power equipment maker said that it would provide high-performance solar modules to SunEdison owner MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.

Gulf Has 27,000 Potentially Leaky Abandoned Wells

July 7, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades .

Regulatory risk mounts for European green energy

July 7, 2010 6:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - A pullback in renewable energy support in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Spain is stoking investment jitters but the sector is still poised for a record year, operators and investors told a London conference.

New Keck Website Unveiled, Demonstrates Advances In Digital Mapping

July 7, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Nevada, Reno ) The newly released, enhanced "Keck" Web site at the University of Nevada, Reno Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, abandons the standard practice for governments and institutions who share new geographic information system data to use a one-to-one approach,...

BASF Plant Science and Monsanto to Expand Their Collaboration in Maximizing Crop Yield

July 7, 2010 5:24 am | by Monsanto | Comments

Wheat added as a fifth crop to the companies' joint plant biotechnology pipeline

Whaling protester gets suspended jail term in Japan

July 7, 2010 2:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) - A New Zealand activist who boarded a Japanese whaling vessel in an attempt to stop an annual whale hunt was given a two-year prison sentence suspended for five years, a Japanese court said Wednesday.

BP shares soar as spill spreads

July 7, 2010 1:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drilling of a relief well to halt the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a week ahead of schedule, the U.S. official overseeing the response to the disaster said on Tuesday.


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