Brazil port to be expanded by mining giant Vale

One Brazilian iron ore mining company is investing in infrastructure in order to increase the region's shipping capacity.

Energy conservation program by Microsoft conducted abroad

Innovation in energy conservation is coming from some surprising places. In the months since the terrible disaster in Japan, the earthquake-ravaged country has had to find it self stretching its limited power resources further and further. Microsoft developed one such solution with a new power-management program for its Windows-based PCs.

Deepwater drilling permit process should be accelerated

In the months since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil drilling permits have trickled out of Washington DC at an excruciating pace. Industry experts like Chris Termeer are advocating increased permit rates.