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Study: Climate change will up storm surges

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 23 (UPI) — Changing climate could make flooding from hurricanes and tropical storms far more common in low-lying coastal areas, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Tec…

Future aircraft may taxi without engines

LINCOLN, England, Feb. 23 (UPI) — British engineers say they’re looking at ways to design aircraft that are able to generate electricity by harnessing energy from the landing gear.

Researchers from the University of Lincoln say future aircraft could…

Invasive plant saving Australian lizards

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) — An Australian lizard may have been saved from extinction at the hands of invasive toxic toads by an invasive species of plant, researchers say.

Cane toads, introduced in Australia in the 1930s to control a beetle pest in sug…

Group urges Pacific monument fishing ban

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — U.S. conservationists say they want the federal government to prohibit commercial fishing in sensitive and pristine Pacific Island marine national monuments.

The Marine Conservation Institute filed a formal petition to th…

‘Faster than light’ experiment to be rerun

ROME, Feb. 23 (UPI) — A European experiment suggesting particles traveled faster than the speed of light will be rerun after experts found it may have been flawed, officials said.

Scientists reported two “anomalies” — including a problem possibly c…

Geology may have driven species extinction

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 23 (UPI) — Biodiversity booms and busts every 60 million years could be tied to a geological cycle of periodic uplifting of the world’s continents, U.S. researchers say.

Study leader Adrian Melott at the University of Kansas says…

Peru tests Green Skies fuel-saving project

LIMA, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Peru has tested new U.S. technology that saves aviation fuel, reduces pollution and ensures smooth navigation for civilian airliners.

The performance-based navigation technology was used on a LAN airliner that flew non-stop Thu…

Kuwait abandons nuclear power option

KUWAIT CITY, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Kuwait has decided to abandon civilian nuclear power production.

The decision was prompted by the March 11, 2011, nuclear disaster at the Daiichi nuclear power complex in Japan, which was devastated by a magnitude-9.0 ea…

India to push ahead with nuclear power

NEW DELHI, Feb. 23 (UPI) — India needs nuclear energy to sustain its economic growth, a government official said.

Speaking in New Delhi Wednesday at the International Nuclear Symposium, Indian Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee said…

API: Counter prices with regional reserves

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) — Rising gasoline prices in the United States could be offset by more domestic oil and natural gas production, the American Petroleum Institute said.

Gasoline prices in the United States have escalated in recent weeks in pa…


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