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UK Says No Need To Stop North Sea Drilling 0

UK Says No Need To Stop North Sea Drilling

A major oil spill at a deepwater well in the North Sea would be more difficult to handle than the Gulf of Mexico disaster, but a moratorium on drilling isn’t necessary because Britain already has tough safety standards, lawmakers said Thursday. …
The Biggest Cover-Up In The History Of America 0

The Biggest Cover-Up In The History Of America

Federal and Louisiana officials got into a heated argument Friday over the cleanup of oiled marshes during a tour of an area that remains fouled 8 1/2 months after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. State and Plaquemines …
Israel Focuses On Alternative Energy, Cleaner Technology 0

Israel Focuses On Alternative Energy, Cleaner Technology

After a successful run of high-tech and computer-related innovation, Israel is focusing its ambitions on the next big thing – preparing the world for life without coal and oil. Israel is driving to become a world leader in alternative energy, …
Fireworks in Sydney, Ball Drop in NY Ring in 2011 0

Fireworks in Sydney, Ball Drop in NY Ring in 2011

Nearly a million revelers crowded New York’s Times Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop, fireworks lit up Australia’s Sydney Harbor and communist Vietnam held a rare Western-style countdown to the new year as the world ushered in 20…
Carsten Hller’s Reindeers on Mushrooms 0

Carsten Hller’s Reindeers on Mushrooms

Carsten Holler’s new exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof museum in Berlin, ‘Soma’ examines the mythic traditions of this Vedic elixir. Though the recipe and ingredients for it have been lost, ethnomycologists and artists alike have been interpreting it…
Obama To Reverse Bush-Era Wilderness Protection Policy 0

Obama To Reverse Bush-Era Wilderness Protection Policy

The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday. The agency will replace the 2003 poli…
GM Turns Oil Spill Boom Material Into Chevy Volt Parts 0

GM Turns Oil Spill Boom Material Into Chevy Volt Parts

Boom from the BP oil spill is getting a new charge from the maker of the Chevrolet Volt electric car. General Motors says that instead of going to landfills, roughly 100 miles of plastic boom material will be converted into vehicle parts. The…
Mummified Forest Discovery May Hold Clues To Our Future 0

Mummified Forest Discovery May Hold Clues To Our Future

On a remote island in the Canadian Arctic where no trees now grow, a newly unearthed mummified forest is giving researchers a peek into how plants reacted to ancient climate change. That knowledge will be key as scientists begin to tease out the…
Don’t Miss The Best Meteor Shower Of 2010 Tonight 0

Don’t Miss The Best Meteor Shower Of 2010 Tonight

Stargazers are in for a treat tonight as the annual Geminid meteor shower is set to peak in the early hours of December 14, 2010. According to The AP, astronomers predict that it will be the best meteor shower of the year, with over 100 blazing met…
Who Should Pay For Climate Change? 0

Who Should Pay For Climate Change?

Should airline passengers pay a small tax to help out? How about global money dealers? Or perhaps governments should take what they spend subsidizing gasoline prices and put it toward the climate cause. Delegates to the U.N. climate conference h…