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Australia parliament debates amended green power laws

May 11, 2010 10:29 pm | by Reuters | Comments

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.

'Tsunami' video sheds light on struggling pupfish

May 11, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

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 plan second look at mega star birthing grounds

May 11, 2010 8:26 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

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.


FCC Mulls Mobile Phone 'Bill Shock' Warnings

May 11, 2010 8:25 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

The agency is inviting comment about ways to help mobile phone users understand why they're being charged so much.

Executives trade blame as oil gushes in U.S. Gulf

May 11, 2010 5:27 pm | by Reuters | Comments

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...

Solar results reflect strong demand; shares slip

May 11, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

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.

TV series shows hazards of underwater oil work

May 11, 2010 2:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

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.

BP ships second containment dome to Gulf spill site

May 11, 2010 2:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Tuesday it has finished building a smaller dome designed to trap oil spewing from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico and plans to try placing it over the relentless leak on Thursday.


Senate climate bill cuts carbon emissions: document

May 11, 2010 2:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new climate change bill to be unveiled in the Senate on Wednesday will try to achieve a 17 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, from 2005 levels, according to a summary of the bill given to senators and obtained by Reuters.

GM and Hawaiian gas company link for hydrogen fuel

May 11, 2010 2:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co and The Gas Company, a unit of Macquarie Infrastructure Co, will work together to develop a hydrogen fuel infrastructure to serve fuel cell vehicles in Hawaii, the companies announced on Tuesday.

Bats' echolocation recorded and recreated

May 11, 2010 1:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments

A team of British researchers has worked with six adult Egyptian fruit bats to record and recreate their calls. These calls are pairs of 'clicks' from the bats' tongues that they use to fill their surroundings with acoustic energy; the echoes that return allow the bats to form an image of...

EPA Awards Small Businesses To Develop New Environmental Technologies

May 11, 2010 12:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded nearly $2.5 million to 11 companies to support their work in eight key environmental areas: monitoring and control of air emissions, biofuels, green buildings, drinking water monitoring,...

Biotherapeutic Innovations On Display At AAPS National Biotechnology Conference

May 11, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists ) Advancement in the treatment of cocaine overdoses and a new defense in the fight against HIV are just two examples of the groundbreaking research that will be unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists'...

Job Openings, Hirings Rise In March

May 11, 2010 10:29 am | by | Comments

New hiring rose in March to its highest level in more than a year while job openings moved up slightly, fresh evidence the job market is slowly improving.

Ford Reopens Mexico Plant After $1B Retooling

May 11, 2010 10:29 am | by | Comments

Facility in Mexico City formerly produced gas-guzzling F-series pickups, but is now back on line after a two-year, $1 billion remodeling to make more fuel efficient cars.


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