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Being slow doesn't mean last for wood thrushes

July 26, 2010 1:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | News | Comments

Like the tortoise in Aesop's famous fable, slow and steady wood thrushes can still win the race. Scientists have found that birds which set off late and in poor condition for their autumn migration still arrive at their winter homes in good time.

BP's Hayward to step aside as Gulf work resumes

July 25, 2010 11:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - BP Plc was expected to announce changes at the top on Monday with the anticipated departure of CEO Tony Hayward, who came under fire for his handling of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

China Dalian oil spill cleaned 9 days after accident

July 25, 2010 11:27 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nearly 8,000 workers and hundreds of fishing boats have managed to clean up the oil spill off the major northern Chinese port Dalian, nine days after a pipeline blast leaked 1,500 metric tons of heavy crude into the sea.


European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopts Positive Opinion for TWYNSTA®, Boehringer Ingelheim’s new single pill combination hypertension treatment

July 25, 2010 11:26 pm | by Boehringer Ingelheim | News | Comments

TWYNSTA®, the combination of telmisartan (the only angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) with a broad cardiovascular protection indication) and amlodipine, provides effective and consistent blood pressure (BP) reduction throughout 24 hours

BP CEO Hayward nears exit as relief well work resumes

July 25, 2010 6:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

LONDON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc has decided Chief Executive Tony Hayward should step down over his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and his departure is likely to be announced in the next 36 hours, sources close to the company said on Sunday.

Procter & Gamble recalls 2 Iams cat food lots

July 25, 2010 4:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Iams brand prescription renal dry cat food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.The products are available by prescription through veterinary clinics.No illnesses have been reported, but...

Brazilian Indians take hostages at Amazon dam site

July 25, 2010 2:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian native Indians on Sunday took 100 workers hostage at the construction site of a hydroelectric plant in the southern Amazon region, local media reported.

Blankenship, Palin among W.Va. GOP US House donors

July 25, 2010 10:24 am | by | News | Comments

Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are among the contributors to West Virginia's congressional candidates, the latest Federal Election Commission financial reports show.Blankenship contributed $4,800 to Elliott "Spike" Maynard, the...


Groups that collect eco fees should come clean about consultants: critics

July 25, 2010 10:24 am | by | News | Comments

Opposition parties are calling on provincial bodies that collect Ontario's eco fees to come clean about how they're spending the millions of dollars they receive each year, including how much they're paying for consultants.Even though Stewardship Ontario and Ontario Electronics Stewardship...

Researchers Discover How Key Enzyme Repairs Sun-damaged DNA

July 25, 2010 10:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Ohio State University ) Researchers have long known that humans lack a key enzyme -- one possessed by most of the animal kingdom and even plants -- that reverses severe sun damage. For the first time, researchers have witnessed how this enzyme works at the atomic level to repair...

BP resuming oil spill work as storm fizzles

July 24, 2010 10:26 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Ships and workers moved back into BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil spill site on Sunday as seas calmed, and BP could begin pumping mud into the blown-out well later this week in a bid to plug the gusher.

Nanoparticles in English ivy may hold the key to making sunscreen safer and more effective

July 24, 2010 5:25 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Researchers have found that nanoparticles in ivy may protect skin from UV radiation at least four times better than the metal-based sunblocks found on store shelves today.

Baldacci praises creation of 300 jobs

July 24, 2010 11:29 am | by | News | Comments

Maine Gov. John Baldacci says the announcement that an airplane manufacturer is coming to Brunswick is a reminder that "better days are ahead."In his weekly radio address on Saturday, Baldacci sounded an upbeat tone with news that Kestrel Aircraft Co. will create 300 jobs. He says Maine's...

Most debris cleared 3 months after Miss. tornado

July 24, 2010 11:29 am | by | News | Comments

Three months after a monster tornado plowed nearly 150 miles through Mississippi, survivors are rebuilding homes and businesses, and officials say most of the debris has been cleared.In one of the hardest hit areas of Yazoo City, many businesses damaged in the April 24 storm were repaired and...

Digs unearth Vicksburg, Rolling Fork finds

July 24, 2010 11:29 am | by | News | Comments

Not far from where children run through the splash fountain at Catfish Row on sweltering afternoons, children in Vicksburg 140 years ago would have been running out of the way of countless mule-drawn loads of cotton, wood products and other goods taken to waiting steamboats.So says a...


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