The Blowout Prevent Act would require regulations for high-risk wells that could lead to substantial harm to public health and the environment in the event of a blowout.
In Washington, as skirmishing continues over the shape of energy legislation this year, the probability is looming that Republican opposition to a price on carbon may derail cap-and-trade in all sectors except the power industry, where the imposition of a carbon cap-and-trade system may kick off a competition for biomass that would derail some biofuels business models.
About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired — meaning that a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million are being written off as trash.
A list of chemicals provided to The Associated Press after a blowout at a natural gas well inadvertently included all chemicals used at well sites, not just those injected into wells.
The Coast Guard and EPA are setting new standards for how BP and its contractors should test and track the garbage generated by the ongoing spill.
"It is horrifying that these innocent creatures whose habitat has already been devastated by the oil spill are now being burned alive," said AWI President, Cathy Liss. "They are critically endangered and must be protected."
The report questions the validity of some of the largest projects funded by the U.N.-managed Clean Development Mechanism, a $2.7 billion market in heat-trapping gases.
The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a total of $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to four key states to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
( University of Washington ) Engineers have built an insect-like robot with hundreds of tiny legs. Compared to other such microrobots, the UW model excels in its ability to carry heavy loads -- more than seven times its own weight -- and move in any direction.
( University of Strathclyde ) The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, has secured a spin-out deal to form a company working in the field of novel next-generation light source technology, which could open up a range of opportunities in multi-billion dollar applications...
( Inderscience Publishers ) Most educational websites in the US are using Flash applications that fail to adequately secure these pages. This is a growing problem for the Internet as vulnerable sites can be hijacked for malicious and criminal activity, according to a paper published...
Developers will be able to market applications for carrier's 3G multimedia and simple feature phones.
( DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory ) Using ever-growing genome data, scientists with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee are tracing the evolution of the bacterial regulatory system that controls cellular motility, potentially...