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  • US is urged to prepare better for catastrophic nuclear accidents

    WASHINGTON America's nuclear power industry needs to do a better job of planning for rare but catastrophic events such as the Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to a panel of scientists asked by Congress to make recommendations for nuclear safety....
  • Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast

    Ships and blue whales on a collision course off California coast
    Blue whales cluster for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off the California coast, according to a new study that raises concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered animals. “It’s an unhappy coincidence,” said...
  • U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

    U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern
    A divided federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy allowing the use of various antibiotics in animal feed, even if such use might endanger the public health. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S....
  • Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks

    Oyster harvesters see unloading fees increase at some Peninsula docks
    On a cloudy muggy morning along the shores of Deep Creek in Newport News' Menchville area, third generation marina operator Lonnell Perok-Coffen carries on the business left in her hands nearly five years ago by her father Steven Perok. "Business has...
  • Brevard Zoo recognized for ecotourism

    Brevard Zoo recognized for ecotourism
    Brevard Zoo has been awarded the Gold Level certification by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism. It's the first time for a zoo in Florida to get the certification and is the largest attraction in the state to hold a Gold Level status. Brevard...
  • Regarding Harford's garbage collection policies [Editorial]

    The state of affairs with regard to garbage collection and disposal in Harford County is one very much in need of organization, or we could find ourselves dealing with an unsavory situation. In Maryland, there have been two primary approaches to dealing...
  • Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low

    Groundwater level in California basin hits historic low
    The groundwater level in the San Bernardino Basin area is at its lowest point in recorded history, officials say. Measured in volume, the groundwater level for the basin is now about 500,000 acre-feet below full, according to Douglas Headrick, general...
  • Eberhard, Brosky and Egbert: U.S. has investors, innovators to combat climate change effects

    What have future generations ever done for us? They have lent us the planet. We didn't inherit it from our ancestors. We borrowed it from our children, and we risk returning it in worse condition, since we face an impending crisis brought on by...
  • France backs 30 percent energy efficiency goal: letter

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's energy minister threw her weight behind an energy savings goal of at least 30 percent for 2030 ahead of talks in Brussels on Wednesday to thrash out a target. Energy efficiency has gained popularity in the context of the...
  • Boutique gyms flex their muscle in Baltimore

    Boutique gyms flex their muscle in Baltimore
    It's a Wednesday evening at the Pop Physique studio in downtown Baltimore, and a dozen women — most clad in leggings, T-shirts and socks — are rotating their hips while trying to hold an exercise ball between their thighs.   "Great job,...
  • Apple revenue lags Street's view despite strong China growth

    Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch
    (Reuters) - A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year. Apple's shares rose 3.3 percent to a 22-month high of $97.88 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. At least...