( American Chemical Society ) The innermost secrets of fire's role in the rebirth and renewal of forests and grasslands are being revealed in research that has identified plant growth promoters and inhibitors in smoke. In the latest discovery about smoke's secret life, an...
Chevron is facing charges that its aggressive defense of a $27 billion environmental liability in Ecuador is crossing the line into violating the free speech rights of its critics in the U.S.
The state will retrofit highwaysÂ with runoffÂ retention ponds, swales orÂ otherÂ systems that will filter out pollutants before they reach fish-bearing waters.
Federal labor officials are recommending that three Mueller Industries subsidiaries in Mississippi pay $638,000 in fines for allegedly exposing employees to unsafe working conditions.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China still faces a serious threat from pollution despite recent government efforts to clean up, the Cabinet said on Wednesday, adding the country would step up investment in environmentally friendly industries.
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( University of Southern California ) A statistical study by a specialist group at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California indicates that the victims of the January 12 quake include an extraordinarily high number of children -- more than 110,000,...
( National Science Foundation ) An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems ranging from satellites to weather instruments.
( Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ) An innovative web tool that allows earthquake experts worldwide to pool knowledge quickly and effectively is boosting action to help Haiti's earthquake victims. The Virtual Disaster Viewer is being used by relief agencies...
( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) Researchers at Fraunhofer SIT have developed a digital signature for Internet telephony that allows the legally binding archiving of calls. At the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the experts will be demonstrating how the VoIPS software works.
( Elsevier ) A recent special edition of the Elsevier journal Ocean Engineering provides an analysis of the impact of Hurricane Katrina and an overview of the lessons learned in the aftermath of the disaster.
Three proposals by MinnesotaÂ lawmakers aim toÂ further regulate the relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical companies.
The Wisconsin state Senate has passed a bill that would ban the chemical bisphenol AÂ from baby bottles and other cups for children.
Federal health officials recalled 2 million medical needlesÂ because of a risk they can push bits of silicone into patients' bodies.
LONDON (Reuters) - Small and medium-sized British businesses could cut their energy costs by up to 30 percent a year but are unaware of the true potential for savings, a survey by the Carbon Trust shows.