Archive: 05/17/2012

Tale of the tape: Google versus Facebook

Facebook is the hottest Internet company to hit the stock market since Google went public in 2004. The Silicon Valley companies, located seven miles apart, also happen to be locked in a bitter battle for Web surfers' allegiance ...

May 17, 2012
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Southern pine beetle impacts on forest ecosystems

Research by USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists shows that the impacts of recent outbreaks of southern pine beetle further degraded shortleaf pine-hardwood forest ecosystems in the southern Appalachian ...

May 17, 2012
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UN talks take first steps on 2015 climate deal

UN members on Thursday took their first steps in a marathon to negotiate a new global pact by 2015 that for the first time will place rich and poor under a common legal regime to tackle climate change.

May 17, 2012
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Wall Street girds for Facebook frenzy

Wall Street and investors around the globe girded for a frenzy for Facebook shares with investors hungry for a piece of the social network's share offering expected to be launched on Friday.

May 17, 2012
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