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National Grid unit to buy power from Cape Wind

May 7, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a landmark move that should help the first major U.S. offshore wind farm gain financing, a unit of UK-based National Grid agreed to buy power from the $1 billion Cape Wind project, which has won approval after a nine year struggle.

Engineers diagnosing Voyager 2 data system

May 7, 2010 1:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Engineers have shifted NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft into a mode that transmits only spacecraft health and status data while they diagnose an unexpected change in the pattern of returning data. Preliminary engineering data received on May 1 show the spacecraft is basically healthy, and that...

Envisat captures renewed volcanic activity

May 7, 2010 1:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

New eruptions from Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have produced a 1600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic. The brownish plume, traveling east and then south, is clearly visible in stark contrast to white clouds framing this Envisat image from May 6.

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Nokia Files Another Complaint Against Apple

May 7, 2010 12:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Finnish cell phone maker said it has extended its patent-infringement claims against Apple to include the new iPad.

GM Canada Retiree Sues Over Benefits

May 7, 2010 12:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Ontario man is launching a potential class-action lawsuit against the automaker on behalf of himself and 3,500 other retired white-collar employees for rolling back their benefits.

Gov't Cracks Down On Counterfeit Network Equipment

May 7, 2010 12:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

U.S. government says it has won 30 felony convictions and seized $143 million worth of counterfeit network computer equipment manufactured in China.

Pilgrim?s Pride Reopens Idled Chicken Plant

May 7, 2010 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride plans to re-open its chicken processing plant in Douglas, Ga., by January 2011, putting more than 1,000 people back to work.

Food Company Recalls Lettuce Over E. Coli Outbreak

May 7, 2010 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Freshway Foods said it was recalling romaine lettuce sold in 23 states under Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands because of a...

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Secretary Chu Announces up to $62 Million for Concentrating Solar Power Research and Development

May 7, 2010 12:28 pm | by US Department of Energy | Comments

Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selections of projects for investment of up to $62 million over five years to research, develop, and demonstrate Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems capable of providing low-cost electrical power.

Coral and global warming: Diversity in some coral populations may affect their survival

May 7, 2010 12:27 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Diversity in some coral populations may significantly influence their response to extreme temperature disturbances -- such as those predicted from climate warming. A team demonstrated natural selection acting on the species of algae living within corals may determine survival in extreme...

UCLA Engineer's Research On CO2 Conversion Gets Boost From Japanese Chemical Company

May 7, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - Los Angeles ) James Liao, Chancellor's Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA Engineering, who has had significant success in engineering metabolic pathways in bacteria and cyanobacteria to produce higher chain alcohols for use as...

Chevron Obtains Film Footage for Amazon Defense

May 7, 2010 7:40 am | Comments

A court ordered filmmaker  Joe Berlinger to turn over more than 600 hours of raw film footage to Chevron Corporation.

Nelson: Climate Bill Dead for 2010

May 7, 2010 7:38 am | by JIM LANE, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest | Comments

In Washington, Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska said that a climate and energy bill is unlikely to emerge from Congress this year.

President's Cancer Panel Calls for Chemical Policy Reform

May 7, 2010 7:30 am | Comments

The Panel criticizes failed regulation of environmental contaminants, undue industry influence, and inadequate research and funding.

EU industry warns of danger in 30 percent emissions cut

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

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The economic crisis might well have made it cheaper for European industry to deepen cuts to climate-warming emissions, but it has also left companies too weak to face the challenge, industry groups said on Friday.

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