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Oslo reiterates pledge of at least 30 pct CO2 cut

January 28, 2010 1:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway reaffirmed on Thursday a unilateral pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent by 2020 as part of international efforts to combat global warming.

Research on global 'sun block' needed now, experts argue

January 27, 2010 9:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Internationally coordinated research and field-testing on "geoengineering" the planet's atmosphere to limit risk of climate change should begin soon along with building international governance, scientists argue.

Wireless optical transmission key to secure, safe and rapid indoor communications

January 27, 2010 9:24 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

Light is better than radio waves when it comes to some wireless communications, according to a group of engineers. Optical communications systems could provide faster, more secure communications with wider bandwidth and would be suitable for restricted areas like hospitals, aircraft and...


Blood test can predict rheumatoid arthritis before symptoms arise

January 27, 2010 7:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Wiley-Blackwell ) Researchers from University Hospital in Umea, Sweden, have identified several cytokines, cytokine-related factors, and chemokines that increase significantly prior to rheumatoid arthritis disease onset. These findings confirm those of earlier studies which suggest...

Obama Pushes for Climate Bill, Avoids 'Cap-and-Trade'

January 27, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech that he wants to advance a climate bill that has been stalled in the U.S. Senate, but he did not say it had to include a cap-and-trade.

Australia "faces worse bushfires without CO2 deal"

January 27, 2010 6:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia faces a possible 300 percent increase in extreme bushfires by 2050 unless world leaders can agree to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions, a new report said on Thursday.

American VCs unfazed by China cleantech: Reuters survey

January 27, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fears the United States will lose a battle with China to create clean technology for a climate-changing world don't fly with Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

Is clean tech China's moon shot?

January 27, 2010 3:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - So far, wind turbines are not Sputnik. But one day they could be.


Tri-Cities economy growing beyond Hanford

January 27, 2010 1:26 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

A diversified Tri-Cities economy that's increasingly independent of Hanford spending has grown with 30 percent more jobs and 50 percent more income for local residents in recent years, according to a new economic analysis from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National...

U.S. climate bill possible this year: Sen. Graham

January 27, 2010 12:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two key U.S. senators on Wednesday renewed their commitment to passing a climate change law backed by President Barack Obama, saying they would continue to seek a compromise cap-and-trade bill this year.

MSI Launches Atom N450 Netbook

January 27, 2010 12:26 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The Wind U135 is powered by Intel's 1.66-GHz "Pine Trail" processor, which enables manufacturers to build smaller, more energy efficient netbooks.

Morgan honored with History of Science Society prize

January 27, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stevens Institute of Technology ) Greg Morgan, an associate professor of philosophy at Stevens Institute of Technology, was recently awarded the Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize for best paper of 2009 in History of Science by the History of Science Society.

UC Riverside graphene specialist Jeanie Lau receives national honor at White House

January 27, 2010 12:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - Riverside ) UC Riverside's Jeanie Lau, an associate professor of physics, received a 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. President...

Suntech sets site for 30 MW plant in Arizona

January 27, 2010 11:29 am | by Reuters | Comments

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd has selected the city of Goodyear in the sprawling Phoenix, Arizona area for the site of its first U.S. manufacturing plant, the company said on Wednesday.

Energy-harvesting rubber sheets could power pacemakers, mobile phones

January 27, 2010 11:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Princeton University, Engineering School ) Power-generating rubber films developed by Princeton University engineers could harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power pacemakers, mobile phones and other electronic devices.


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