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Large amounts of nitrogen stored beneath selected agricultural areas

May 2, 2010 8:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( American Society of Agronomy ) Scientists at the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program and the USDA Agricultural Research Service used a new version of the Root Zone Water Quality Model to estimate unsaturated zone nitrogen mass balances at four agricultural fields. The...

U.S. Pressures BP over Gulf Oil Spill; No Easy Fix

May 2, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

An oil slick moved closer to the Gulf Coast, threatening an economic and ecological disaster as President Obama sharpened his criticism and pressed BP to find a way to stop the oil from gushing.

U.S. pressures BP over oil spill as Obama visits Gulf

May 2, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - A vast oil slick bore down on the Gulf Coast on Sunday, threatening an economic and ecological disaster as President Barack Obama sharpened his criticism of BP Plc and pressed the energy giant to halt the oil gushing from its ruptured well.

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Transplant drug 2-year study outcomes show superior kidney function

May 2, 2010 3:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Emory University ) Two-year results from phase III clinical trials show the experimental immunosuppressive drug belatacept can better preserve kidney function in kidney transplant recipients while preventing graft rejection when compared with the standard immunosuppressive drug cyclosporine.

Researchers make advances in understanding causes, treatments and outcomes of liver disease

May 2, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( Digestive Disease Week ) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which may soon be the leading indication for liver transplant, is found to be significantly associated with worse transplant outcomes. In addition, a new tool for diagnosing NAFLD represents an alternative to liver...

Obama to visit Gulf as oil slick threatens

May 1, 2010 10:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will visit the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday as his administration seeks to deflect criticism it could have responded quicker to a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that threatens to become an economic and ecological catastrophe.

U.S. Could Eliminate CO2 Emissions from Coal in 20 Years

May 1, 2010 10:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

The U.S. could stop carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired electric power plants within 20 years by using technology that already exists or could be commercially available within a decade.

"Inevitable" oil slick will hit U.S., Obama to visit

May 1, 2010 6:24 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Saturday conceded it is "inevitable" that oil from an uncontrolled leak in the Gulf of Mexico will hit the U.S. coast, threatening an environmental and economic catastrophe.

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FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Vita Breath

May 1, 2010 2:24 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is advising consumers not to purchase nor consume Vita Breath, a dietary supplement by American Herbal Lab, because the product may contain hazardous levels of lead.

Obama to visit Gulf Coast as huge oil slick advances

May 1, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scheduled a Sunday visit to the U.S. Gulf Coast to ramp up efforts to control a huge growing oil slick threatening major environmental and economic damage to four coastal states.

Bolivia nationalizes four power companies

May 1, 2010 9:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Saturday he had nationalized four power companies, including a subsidiary of France's GDF Suez, in his drive to tighten state control over the impoverished economy.

Pacific fisheries seek closer links to consumers

May 1, 2010 8:26 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Tuna fishers in the Pacific Ocean should develop closer links to consumers in Europe and the United States to bolster their fragile economies and protect threatened fish stocks, a leading trader said on Saturday.

Obama to tour scene of Gulf oil spill

May 1, 2010 7:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will visit the Gulf Coast on Sunday to bolster efforts to avert an environmental disaster threatened by a huge, growing oil slick forecasters said was being driven ashore by winds.

Through the looking glass: Scientists peer into Antarctica's past to see our future climate

April 30, 2010 11:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

In response to growing concerns about our planet's changing climate, rising global temperatures and sea levels, and increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, scientists are looking to the planet's past to help predict its future. New results from a research expedition in...

Big role for microRNA in lethal lung fibrosis

April 30, 2010 11:24 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

A small piece of RNA appears to play a big role in the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to lung disease researchers. Their study, which is the first to examine microRNAs in the disease, points to novel ways to treat the typically lethal, lung-scarring disease.

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