Daily Archives: September 20, 2013

Arctic Ice Makes Comeback From Record Low, but Long-Term Decline May Continue

The sea ice coverage in the Arctic Ocean is 50 percent greater than last year at this time. read more

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AfDB Board Approves Sierra Leone Country Strategy Paper 2013-2017

Promoting Economic governance and Infrastructure Development for Inclusive Growth read more

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Bits Blog: Tips for Making the Change to iOS 7

For many, switching to iOS 7, Apple’s latest operating system, is a shock. Here are a couple of simple tips that will help make the transition easier. read more

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Administration to Press Ahead With Carbon Limits

The proposed rules are an aggressive move by President Obama to bypass Congress on climate change with executive actions. read more

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Dot Earth Blog: More on Population Growth and Planetary Prospects

Sustainability scholars challenge an ecologist’s conclusion that Earth’s limits don’t constrain human prospects. read more

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Administration Presses Ahead With Limits on Emissions From Power Plants

The limits, to be announced Friday, are an aggressive move to bypass Congress on climate change, and a sign that the White House is not backing down from a confrontation on emissions. read more

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Misgivings About How a Weed Killer Affects the Soil

Some farmers are examining their soil, and finding cause for concern after years of using glyphosate to kill weeds in their fields. read more

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U.S. Revives Aid Program for Clean Energy

A controversial federal loan-guarantee program intended to support greener energy technologies will shift to supporting development of cleaner oil and coal technology. read more

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The Texas Tribune: Texas, Where Oil Rules, Turns Its Eye to Energy Efficiency

A diverse coalition is racing to institute a plan to increase energy and water efficiency upgrades that supporters say could help Texas improve its conservation record. read more

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BlackBerry to Cut 40% of Work Force After Big Loss

The embattled smartphone maker said it would report a quarterly loss between $950 million and $995 million next week, mainly the result of a writeoff of unsold phones and restructuring charges. read more

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DealBook: Computer Flaws Get Wry Smile From Humans Displaced

The technology that virtually eliminated the job of stock market specialist has been the source of expensive, disruptive errors, including the “flash crash” of 2010. read more

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FireEye's debut signals red hot interest in cybersecurity

(Reuters) – The shares of cybersecurity company FireEye Inc leapt 80 percent in their trading debut on Friday in a sign of how red hot cybersecurity is on Wall Street at the moment, and even inspired at least one peer to accelerate plans to go public. read more

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Groupon fails to end lawsuit alleging fraud linked to IPO

(Reuters) – Groupon Inc failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the daily discount deals provider of misleading investors about its financial prospects and internal controls before it went public in November 2011. read more

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AT&T explores potential sale of wireless towers

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc said on Friday it is exploring options such as a sale of its wireless broadcast towers but noted that its ability to reach a deal would depend on the terms it is able to reach with the buyer for its ongoing use of the towers. read more

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