WASHINGTON, May 17- The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill. At the heart of the debate is whether there is a shortage of Americans with the math and science skills needed for work at technology firms like Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp..» Read More
WASHINGTON, May 17- The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill. At the heart of the debate is whether there is a shortage of Americans with the math and science skills needed for work at technology firms like Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp..
CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on the question facing Intuitive Surgical. The company alerted hospitals of a potential issue with one of its instruments.
Researchers have declared a new species of dinosaur found in northwestern China. The GlobalPost reports.
OSLO, May 6- The Arctic ecosystem, already under pressure from record ice melts, faces another potential threat in the form of rapid acidification of the ocean, according to an international study published on Monday. Cold water absorbs carbon dioxide more readily than warm water, making the Arctic especially vulnerable.
Much will depend on the United States, as the world's second biggest carbon emitter whose present administration will be in place beyond the deadline for agreement on a new deal.
NEW DELHI, April 26- India expects total monsoon rainfall to be average in 2013, a minister said on Friday, strengthening prospects for one of the world's biggest grains producers to avoid widespread drought for a fourth straight year.
April 25- Dow Chemical Co posted a 33 percent jump in quarterly profit as farmers in the Americas bought more of its seeds and pesticides, reinforcing a sector-wide shift by chemical makers toward agriculture.
OSLO, April 23- The United States should do more to fight climate change and help industry catch up on missed economic opportunities in clean energies, the head of the U.N.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, April 23- Brazil's government threw its sugar-ethanol industry a lifeline on Tuesday, by cutting taxes and sweetening credit for the struggling sector it hopes will resume investments in new biofuel plants to bolster output.
"Global warming that has occurred since the end of the 19th century reversed a persistent long-term global cooling trend," the National Science Foundation, one of the study's sponsors, quoted the report as saying. The National Science Foundation and the Swiss National Science Foundation jointly support the PAGES office.
Health care stocks are getting hit hard today, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
OSLO, April 16- Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
*Greenhouse gases rising at record pace, led by China. OSLO, April 12- A global goal for limiting climate change is slipping out of reach and governments may have to find ways to artificially suck greenhouse gases from the air if they fail to make deep cuts in rising emissions by 2030, a draft U.N. report said.
LONDON, April 12- A recent slowdown in the rise of the Earth's surface temperatures has led some commentators to question whether scientists have exaggerated the global warming problem.
CHICAGO, April 11- Even as U.S. officials this week awaited the arrival of a sample of the new bird flu virus from China- typically the first step in making a flu vaccine- government-backed researchers had already begun testing a "seed" strain of the virus made from the genetic code posted on the Internet.
*Drought dramatically shrinks in Nebraska. Beneficial, soaking rains finally fell on hard-hit Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, according to the Drought Monitor report, which is issued weekly by a consortium of government and academic climate scientists and takes into account conditions as of each Tuesday.
A non-profit advocacy organization is going to focus on the desire to keep America competitive in what is increasingly a knowledge economy. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be involved.
Physicists announced Thursday they believe they have discovered the subatomic particle which will go a long way toward explaining what gives electrons and all matter in the universe size and shape.
In the high desert of the Chilean Andes, a $1.5 billion international telescope was brought to full power on Wednesday, enabling mankind to peer deeper into space and further back in time than ever before.
LONDON, March 8- Recent extreme heat waves reinforce concerns that the slow pace of action against climate change is inadequate, raising interest in new fixes called geoengineering, but this warrants caution. Proposed geoengineering fixes fall broadly between reflecting sunlight and heat back into space, or sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.