NV lawmaker: Colleagues to scrutinize Tesla deal
Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it's too early to say whether a huge package of tax breaks and incentives needed to land Tesla Motors Inc.'s lithium battery factory will have smooth sailing at a special legislative ...
Carbon cleanup would save millions of lives, study finds
Reducing fossil-fuel emissions to safer levels would save millions of lives annually by the end of the century, a study said on Sunday.
Wind research study has potential to diversify state's economy, provide energy to California
New transmission and generation infrastructure, relative to power generated by Wyoming's vaunted wind, would help diversify the state's economy with more high-paying jobs—both during the construction and ...
Google touts economic impact in US of ad efforts
Google said Monday its search and advertising operations generated $80 billion for 1.8 million US businesses in 2011.
Can we get more social benefits from forests and have higher biodiversity?
When local residents are allowed to make rules about managing nearby forests, the forests are more likely to provide greater economic benefits to households and contain more biodiversity, two University of Michigan researchers ...
Leaving the driving to a computer has big benefits
In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink, do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction times are quicker.
On-site electric current measurement to improve Smart Grid design
New and improved technology for measuring power quality in smart grids could save 839k tonnes of carbon and bring £250 million annual GVA in economic benefit. The technology has been developed by scientists at the Centre ...
Global warming slows down world economy: report
Climate change caused by global warming is slowing down world economic output by 1.6 percent a year and will lead to a doubling of costs in the next two decades, a major new report said.
Nuclear agency urges work to secure radioactive sources
Member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency should work together to boost security around radioactive sources, the body's deputy director said on Sunday.
Americans don't contribute enough to retirement funds, researcher finds
As the oldest of the baby boomers begin to reach retirement age, a large percentage of Americans are thinking more and more about how much money they must save to be able to retire comfortably. Also, more and more employers ...
New fracking touted as Quebec eyes energy boom
Fresh moose tracks dot the ground where plans are afoot to dig for oil.
3D printing to transform the economy, UK report claims
The Government needs a plan for the arrival of 3D printing, to ensure that the UK can reap the full economic benefits of this revolutionary technology and to address risks such as illegal gun production.
Study: One in four divorces 'inefficient'
(Phys.org)—Many people divorce with hope of finding greater happiness than they did in a "bad" marriage. But a new national study by an Iowa State University economics professor found that in approximately one in four divorces, ...
'Digital divide' still wide in developing world, study finds
Most developing countries are still struggling to bridge the "digital divide" limiting access to computers and the Internet for low-income citizens, a study showed Wednesday.