Science/Environment

California plastic bag ban defeated by plastic industry lobbyists

The defeat of a California plastic bag ban in the legislature was credited to heavy spending by plastic industry lobbying organizations...
A California plastic bag ban sought to eliminate scenes such as this

Solar Millennium Blythe to be largest solar energy plant on Earth

Solar Millennium has won federal approval to build the 7,000-acre Blythe solar energy farm that will produce enough power for 300,000 homes.
a solar energy farm that will be dwarfed by the blythe solar plant

Space Shuttle Landing | Two attempts scrubbed, more tomorrow

The landing of the space shuttle Discovery has been moved to Tuesday. What parts of the country will be lucky enough to get a show? READ ON...
Launch of the space shuttle Discovery

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Stakes are high for a national clean energy policy in the U.S.

A national clean energy policy would expand the market and make clean energy in the United States a more reliable long-term investment ...
national clean energy policy

CERN researchers capture antimatter for the first time

CERN scientists were able to create and hold antimatter atoms for the first time. In previous attempts they destroyed themselves instantly.
CERN

Company stock tanks as BP criminal investigation begins

The outlook for BP worsens as a BP criminal investigation has begun and BP stock has plummeted since the oil rig explosion. READ MORE...
Oil spill in water

How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Hexavalent chromium found in tap water from 31 U.S. cities

Hexavalent chromium, the carcinogen that made Erin Brockovich famous, contaminates tap water in 31 U.S. cities tested in a recent study ...
enemy of chromium-6

Blue Moon New Year’s Eve | How Often Does THAT Happen?

A blue moon New Year's Eve happens once every 19 years. A blue moon New Year's Eve at the same time as a partial lunar eclipse? That's another story...
Image from Flickr.

Toomer’s corner tree poisoning arrest made

The 130-year old oak trees at Toomer's Corner at Auburn University have been deliberately poisoned, and a man has been accused and arrested.
Toomer's Corner

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Save the earth: Recycling compost

Check into your local waste management company to find out if they take compost for recycling; many green consumers earn money recycling it.
Compost

Sinkholes wreak havoc | I-24 Sinkhole and Canada sinkhole

Sinkholes have played a big part in the news this week. Find out about the Tennessee freeway sinkhole and Canada disaster here. READ ON...
Sinkhole

Need new bug spray/cancer treatment? Try scorpion venom.

They say that scorpion venom – one of the most expensive liquids known - could kill pests, cancer and arthritis. Isn't nature amazing?
scorpion

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

BP advertising budget exceeds $1 million per week

BP will have to answer to Congress over claims that it's spending more than $1 million per week on brand ads while oil spill cleanup goes on.
A wilted caricature of the BP corporate logo.

Solar Flare 2011: X-class flare may shut down communications

Sunspot 1158 sent a Valentine to the Earth: an X-class solar flare that could shut down communications and power grids across the globe.
Northern Lights

The natural order | A real animal threat

Because wild animals are dangerous -- they can injure or kill human beings -- we must find a balance between animal rights and human safety.
Shanghai monkey

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

BP CEO Tony Hayward gets small victory amid turmoil

The second attempt to cut leaking pipes in order to cap them has succeeded, which may be some relief to BP CEO Tony Hayward. READ MORE...
Wine Cork

Another flock of dead birds discovered in Sweden

Another flock of dead birds has been found, this time in Sweden. The incidents suggest an eerie correlation, but they aren't uncommon.
Flock