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Feds to Burn $260M Worth of Expired Swine Flu Vaccine

July 2, 2010 7:50 am | by AP | Comments

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.

PA Misfires in Bid to Identify Drilling Chemicals

July 2, 2010 7:50 am | by MARC LEVY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

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.

Feds Lean on BP Over Trash Disposal

July 2, 2010 7:43 am | by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press Writer | Comments

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.


Animal Welfare Institute Files Suit Against BP for Burning Endangered Sea Turtles Alive

July 2, 2010 7:36 am | by Animal Welfare Institute | Comments

"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."

UN Report Fuels Criticism of Carbon-Cutting Scheme

July 2, 2010 7:32 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

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.

CA Lawmakers Vote to Ban BPA in Baby Products

July 2, 2010 7:28 am | Comments

The California Assembly has voted to ban plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and baby formula containers that contain the chemical bisphenol A.

US Labor Department provides $27 million to help workers displaced by oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

July 2, 2010 7:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

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.

Thermal-powered, Insect-like Robot Crawls Into Microrobot Contenders' Ring

July 2, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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.


Spin-out In Cutting-edge Light Source Technology

July 2, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Flash, Aaaaagh!

July 2, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Verizon Launching Brew Mobile App Catalog

July 2, 2010 7:23 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Developers will be able to market applications for carrier's 3G multimedia and simple feature phones.

Cell Signaling Classification System Gives Researchers New Tool

July 2, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( 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...

Peru to Impose Punitive Tariff on U.S. Biodiesel

July 2, 2010 7:21 am | Comments

Between December 2008, when the notice of potential dumping was filed, and June 2009, it was determined that biodiesel was arriving 31.9 percent cheaper than local production.

BMW Adding 500 Temp Workers At S.C. Plant

July 2, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Automaker is adding 500 people to temporary work force at its South Carolina plant as demand for its cars increases, expanded facilities open and it begins production of a new X3.

Eli Lilly Acquires Alnara

July 2, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Drug maker?said?it acquired Alnara Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology drug developer with an enzyme replacement therapy under review by the FDA.


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