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Relatively Little Spent on Oil Spill Cleanup Technology

June 28, 2010 6:53 am | by JOHN FLESHER and PHUONG LE, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Experts say the massive Gulf spill has exposed a failure by the industry and the federal government to commit adequate resources to oil cleanup and response technology.

Legacy of Superfund-Worthy Contamination Continues in NJ

June 28, 2010 6:32 am | by BRIAN T. MURRAY | Comments

New Jersey holds the dubious title of Superfund Central, receiving $3 billion in the past 30 years, yet only 29 of 142 hazardous-waste sites have been cleaned up.

Pirates Hijack Ship Carrying Antifreeze Chemical

June 28, 2010 6:13 am | by MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Pirates hijacked a ship carrying a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze early Monday off the northern tip of Somalia and took the 19 Chinese sailors onboard hostage.

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Earthworms show evolution in action

June 28, 2010 2:25 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Any gardener will tell you our humble earthworms are vital for healthy soils. But scientists can also tell you that worms can cope with pollution levels that would give you or me a serious headache.

Boehringer Ingelheim launches PCV2 vaccine in Russia

June 28, 2010 1:26 am | by Boehringer Ingelheim | Comments

Ingelheim/Germany, Moscow/Russia, 28 June 2010 – With the launch of Ingelvac CircoFLEX® by Boehringer Ingelheim on the Russian market, pig pro

Tropical biodiversity is about the neighbors

June 28, 2010 12:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

Rare plant species are much more negatively affected by the presence of their own species as neighbors than are common species. This may explain how biodiversity arises and is maintained.

Nanowires for future electronics: Process for manufacturing nanoelectronic 'mini-circuits' developed

June 28, 2010 12:25 am | by Science Daily | Comments

The tale begins with a feasibility study on the manufacture of colored fluorescing thin films for optical safety applications. A project on the development of novel gas sensors followed. In the meantime, researchers have successfully synthesized complex organic nanowires and managed to...

Sea ice in the Arctic not recovering: Another critical minimum forecast

June 28, 2010 12:24 am | by Science Daily | Comments

A critical minimum for Arctic sea ice can again be expected for late summer 2010, according to new projections by researchers in Germany.

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Australia Greens may block mine-tax deal

June 27, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia's new prime minister, Julia Gillard, could fail to win parliamentary approval for a much-anticipated compromise on the government's mining tax, after the Greens vowed on Monday to oppose any major backdown.

Alex regains tropical storm strength in Gulf

June 27, 2010 8:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

CAMPECHE, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical depression Alex picked up speed over the Gulf of Mexico and regained tropical storm strength on Sunday as two key Mexican oil ports remained closed.

Thick oil soils Mississippi shore as storm looms

June 27, 2010 5:26 pm | by Reuters | Comments

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss./CAMPECHE, Mexico (Reuters) - Large patches of thick oil from BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil spill washed ashore in Mississippi for the first time on Sunday while the Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm posed an uncertain threat to the gulf.

Same Types Of Cell Respond Differently To Stimulus, Stanford Study Shows

June 27, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Stanford University Medical Center ) Using new technology that allows scientists to monitor how individual cells react in the complex system of cell signaling, Stanford University researchers have uncovered a much larger spectrum of differences between each cell than ever seen before.

Technique Enables Precise Control Of Protein Activity In Living Cells

June 27, 2010 10:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of North Carolina School of Medicine ) In a paper published today in the journal Nature Biotechnology, Klaus Hahn, Ph.D., who is the Thurman Professor of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer...

Oil spill teams keep wary eye on storm in Gulf

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

CHETUMAL, Mexico (Reuters) - The Atlantic hurricane season's first named storm posed an uncertain threat to the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, as a report said relief wells may halt the worst U.S. oil spill ahead of schedule.

Storm Alex downgraded to tropical depression

June 27, 2010 9:27 am | by Reuters | Comments

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Storm Alex was downgraded to a tropical depression as it moved over the Yucatan Peninsula but was likely to regain strength over the Gulf of Mexico later on Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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