Steam and other emissions rise from a coal-fired power station ...
Jul 7th, 2011
(Reuters) - Steam and other emissions rise from a coal-fired power station near Lithgow, 120 km (75 miles) west of Sydney, July 7, 2011. Australia is set to slap a carbon tax of A$23 a metric ton ($24.60) on its major emitters, newspapers said on Thursday, but it has halved the number of companies liable for the tax in a bid to overcome hostility to the policy. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) -
LONDON (Reuters) - British baby and maternity products retailer Mothercare posted a better-than-expected rise in full-year profit and said it was making good progress with its three-year turnaround plan. The group, which has some 1,300 stores worldwide including 255 in the UK, on Thursday reported an underlying pretax profit of 8.3 million pounds f... [Full Article]
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MIAMI (Reuters) - Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a hurriedly arranged spacewalk on Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in a cooling system on one of the station's solar arrays that provide electricity to the orbital outpost. The astronauts used a pistol-shaped screwdriver to remove a panel, install a spare pump a... [Full Article]