NEW YORK (Reuters) - Any effort to limit off-shore drilling in the wake of the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be a "gross over-reaction" that would further batter the Louisiana economy, the state's treasurer said on Friday.
Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.
On the laser's 50th birthday, physicists assert that the discovery's usefulness has far further to go, despite already underpinning some of the last half century's most disruptive technologies (not least, the optical fibers which make today's high speed internet possible). While we can...
Understanding the key elements of biofuel combustion is an important step toward insightful selection of next-generation alternative fuels.
( Optical Society of America ) Researchers from around the world will present the latest breakthroughs in electro-optics, innovative developments in laser science, and commercial applications in photonics at the 2010 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and...
( Texas A&M University ) Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, a Texas A&M University-led team of astronomers has uncovered what may be the earliest, most distant cluster of galaxies ever detected.
( DOE/Sandia National Laboratories ) Biofuel combustion chemistry more complex than petroleum-based fuels, say Sandia and Lawrence Livermore researchers.
LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon prices rose for a second day on Wednesday, boosted by higher German power, details of the long awaited U.S. Senate climate bill, due to be unveiled later, and comments from the EU climate commissioner on Tuesday.
CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Laws to overhaul Australia's renewable energy scheme were introduced into parliament on Wednesday in a move that should reassure industry and underpin billions of dollars in investments.
For the first time, an earthquake was recorded live in Devils Hole, home to the critically endangered pupfish species. The footage is educating scientists on how struggling species react to disturbance.
Astronomers this summer will take a close look at a rare cosmic cradle for the universe's largest stars, baby bruisers that grow up to have 50 times the sun's mass.
The agency is inviting comment about ways to help mobile phone users understand why they're being charged so much.
WASHINGTON/PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - Executives from BP Plc and other companies involved in a deadly Gulf of Mexico offshore oil well blowout blamed each other in Washington on Tuesday as troops and prison inmates rushed to shore up Louisiana's coast against a huge oil...
FRANKFURT/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar company SunPower posted a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, while German solar companies and a Chinese rival benefited from brisk demand for the renewable energy source.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Deep sea divers who pull apart oil wells are getting the documentary TV treatment, and their hazardous job brings home a lesson now playing out in the Gulf of Mexico -- expect the unexpected.