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Keystone XL lacks wetland review

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) — There hasn’t been a study on the effects that part of the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on southern wetland ecosystems, an advocacy group said.

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has announced an intention to bui…

London passes more cash to wind sector

LONDON, Feb. 28 (UPI) — The British government awarded a local engineering company with a $1.9 million grant to develop certain components needed for wind turbines.

David Brown Gear Systems won the grant to develop a wind turbine gearbox slated for …

Officials worried by Google privacy policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Attorneys general in 36 states say they’re concerned over the implications of Google’s new privacy policy, especially for users of Android-powered smartphones.

They’ve sent a strongly worded letter to Google Chief Executi…

Wind farm on hold over bald eagle concerns

RED WING, Minn., Feb. 24 (UPI) — Minnesota regulators say they’ve delayed a proposed wind farm since the developer failed to produce an adequate plan to protect bald eagles and other creatures.

The Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to deny …

Analysts: Android apps cost too much

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) — Software apps in Google’s Android Market are overpriced and that’s a concern for both U.S. users and developers, a Web tech site reports analysts as saying.

Experts at Canalys said top paid-for apps from the Androi…

Apple acquires app search company Chomp

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) — Apple Inc. said it has acquired app-search engine Chomp, absorbing its specialists and technology intended to make it easier to locate apps.

Apple is believed to have made the move to help consumers find and buy ap…

Drought may have ended Maya civilization

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Relatively mild drought may have caused the collapse of the classic Maya civilization in what is now southern Mexico and Guatemala, researchers say.

It had long been believed that prolonged severe drought caused the coll…

Moth infesting Italian vineyards

ROME, Feb. 24 (UPI) — A moth infesting vineyards across northern Italy is a previously unknown species of an insect known as a leafminer, scientists say.

First discovered by Italian researchers in 2006, the pest was not identified until examination …

Protests continue in southern Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Secessionists in southern Yemen have pledged further opposition to the central government, urging tribes in the south to join the effort.

The campaign by al-Harak, the Southern Secessionist Movement, began with Wednesda…

Mubarak calls charges ‘baseless’

CAIRO, Feb. 24 (UPI) — As his trial ended, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he was confident of a favorable verdict and maintained his innocence.

Mubarak’s statement was made in a letter published Thursday in the newspaper Tahrir, Bikyam…


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