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

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

FDA Warns Consumers to Avoid Vita Breath

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

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Obama to visit Gulf Coast as huge oil slick advances

May 1, 2010 12:25 pm | by Reuters | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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Big role for microRNA in lethal lung fibrosis

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

Renewable Energy: Inexpensive metal catalyst can effectively generate hydrogen from water

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

Researchers have discovered an inexpensive metal that can generate hydrogen from neutral water, even if it is dirty, and can operate in sea water. Experts agree that hydrogen can play a key role in future renewable energy technologies if a relatively cheap, efficient and carbon-neutral...

UCSB scientists look beyond diamond for quantum computing

April 30, 2010 11:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of California - Santa Barbara ) A team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara that helped pioneer research into the quantum properties of a small defect found in diamonds has now used cutting-edge computational techniques to produce a road map for studying defects in...

Living in a high-crime neighborhood may worsen children's asthma

April 30, 2010 11:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Academy of Pediatrics ) After adjusting for the child's age, gender, family history of asthma and socioeconomic status, children were nearly twice as likely to have moderate/severe asthma if their caregivers reported high levels of stress or if the incidence of violent...

Social networking sites may provide clues to teens' sexual intentions

April 30, 2010 11:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Academy of Pediatrics ) New research suggests that display of sexual references on teens' Facebook profiles is associated with their intention to initiate intercourse.

Lung cancer risk particularly high for heart and liver transplant recipients

April 30, 2010 10:26 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( European Society for Medical Oncology ) Heart and liver transplant recipients are at particularly high risk of developing lung cancer after receiving the donated organ

U.S. pushes BP to check oil spill menacing Gulf coast

April 30, 2010 10:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The U.S. government pushed energy giant BP to ramp up its efforts to avert an environmental disaster that could cost billions of dollars as a huge oil spill reached coastal Louisiana, imperiling fish and shrimp breeding grounds and wetlands teeming with...

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