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Partial lunar eclipse visible in western skies

8 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Skygazers got a treat Saturday when a portion of the moon crossed into the Earth's shadow during a partial lunar eclipse visible in the western United States...

Slayings at 2 marijuana dispensaries appear unrelated, LAPD officials say

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Los Angeles police detectives on Friday continued to chase clues in two slayings at separate marijuana dispensaries that occurred within hours of each other Thursday.

5.0 Magnitude Canadian Earthquake Felt in U.S.

8 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Homes and Businesses Shaken From Ottawa Capital to West Virginia; No Injuries or Damage Reported

Halt to Dredging Pits Louisiana Against U.S.

8 years ago from NY Times Science

A dispute over where sand can safely be removed from Louisiana's tattered Chandeleur Islands has led to a halt in dredging for material to build berms to protect the coast...

EU reviews offshore oil and gas policies

8 years ago from UPI

BRUSSELS, June 24 (UPI) -- The European Union aims to craft legislation that would prevent a mishap like the Gulf of Mexico disaster from happening in European waters, officials...

Researchers discover source of essential nutrients for mid-ocean algae

8 years ago from

For almost three decades, oceanographers have been puzzled by the ability of microscopic algae to grow in mid-ocean areas where there is very little nitrate, an essential algal nutrient. In...

Geothermal hot water: 'It will heat a new village'

8 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Martin Wainwright reports from the Pennines on a new project to raise hot water from granite rockMartin Wainwright

Studies confirm presence, severity of pollution in US national parks

8 years ago from Science Daily

Toxic contamination from pesticides, the burning of fossil fuels, agriculture, industrial operations and other sources are a continuing concern in US national parks of the West, two new studies confirm.

A Winsome Climate Panel Presents Its New Cast

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Embarking on a bit of a charm offensive, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released the names of the more than 800 scientists who have been selected to participate...

Hot rocks fire up energy from the depths

8 years ago from Physorg

( -- Scientists at Newcastle University have completed the first phase of a giant central heating system that will harness heat from deep underground.

Gulf oil spill: Well gushing after cap is removed

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

The containment cap BP had placed over its blown-out well was removed by an undersea robot vehicle, and the oil company was working to place it again.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the San Andreas Fault

8 years ago from Live Science

A geology scientist seeks to understand how faults slip and the landscape is sculpted.

L.A. city attorney seeks injunction against 'MTA' tagging crew

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

City prosecutors filed for a civil court injunction Wednesday to stop the activities of the Metro Transit Assassins tagging crew known for a massive, quarter-mile-long graffiti "bomb" of...

In Fertilizer, a Climatic Dividend

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Were it not for the use of fertilizer and other high-yield agricultural techniques, humans would have emitted significantly greater amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, a new study suggests.

New Drilling Agency Will Have Investigative Arm

8 years ago from NY Times Science

The investigative unit is meant to help root out corruption and speed the reorganization of the office.

Verizon completes industry-leading 100G Ethernet field trial

8 years ago from Physorg

Continuing to lead the industry in 100G technology, Verizon has completed a field trial carrying 100 gigabit-per-second Ethernet traffic on a metropolitan Ethernet infrastructure. Using Alcatel-Lucent equipment deployed in Verizon`s...

Chicken litter has advantages over conventional fertilizers

8 years ago from Science Daily

Chicken litter is much more valuable as a fertilizer than previously thought, according to an Agricultural Research Service study showing its newfound advantages over conventional fertilizers.

Soil moisture study aims for climate change insights

8 years ago from Physorg

A new $26-million NASA project led by a University of Michigan researcher aims to help clarify how ecosystems exchange carbon with the atmosphere, an important piece of missing knowledge in...

Oil company plans drilling in Louisiana

8 years ago from UPI

DALLAS, June 23 (UPI) -- Dallas oil and gas exploration company Gulf Coast Western reported a significant onshore oil and gas find in St. Landry Parish, La. ...

No 1993 oil spill, Saudi Aramco says

8 years ago from UPI

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, June 23 (UPI) -- State-owned company Saudi Aramco said there was no factual basis to claims raised by a former employee that there was a secret...

City heat outpaces countryside, study finds

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A new British study suggests that cities are getting hotter faster than rural areas as populations increase amid general global warming.

NSBRI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Soliciting Applications

8 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

National Space Biomedical Research Institute is soliciting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The two-year fellowships are available in any U.S. laboratory carrying out space-related biomedical or biotechnological research. Applications...

Arctic seismic tests scaled back

8 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Federal scientists say they are changing their plans to conduct seismic testing in Lancaster Sound this summer, due to concerns raised in Arctic communities.

Bacteria Found Turning Coal and Carbon into Cleaner Natural Gas

8 years ago from PopSci

It's been a big week for bacteria. Last week, a Canadian geo-scientist proposed using carbon-eating, methane-excreting microbes to turn crude into cleaner natural gas while still in the well. Now,...

Mexico begins extradition process for TV producer accused of killing wife

8 years ago from LA Times - Science

Mexican authorities have formally requested the extradition of a TV producer accused of killing his wife at a Cancun resort, beginning what could be a lengthy legal process in Los...

On Our Radar: Cutbacks Imperil Clean Energy

8 years ago from NY Times Science

Austerity measures in the United States and Europe imperil clean energy development.

BP defends deep water exploration

8 years ago from UPI

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- The world needs the vast oil reserves available in deep water reserves to meet growing demand, BP officials told an energy conference in London.

Eni to fast track Indonesian gas project

8 years ago from UPI

SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy, June 23 (UPI) -- Italian oil and gas company Eni said Wednesday that appraisals of a natural gas discovery off the coast of Indonesia were...