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.
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 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.
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.
Ingelheim/Germany, Moscow/Russia, 28 June 2010 – With the launch of Ingelvac CircoFLEX® by Boehringer Ingelheim on the Russian market, pig pro
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' developedJune 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...
A critical minimum for Arctic sea ice can again be expected for late summer 2010, according to new projections by researchers in Germany.
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.
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.
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.
( 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.
( 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...
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.
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.