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Report: Keystone XL = High Gasoline Prices

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The planned Keystone XL oil pipeline would move oil away from refineries that produce gasoline, increasing prices, the National Resource Defense Council says. Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has petitioned the U.S. government to build its Keystone XL oil pipeline. Marty Durbin, executive vice president at the American Petroleum Institute, said the project […]

Ancient Tomb Uncovered In Peru

LIMA, (UPI) — Archaeologists report finding a 1,000-year-old tomb in Peru containing more than 80 individuals of varying ages including infants. The discovery was made at Pachacamac, one of the largest Prehispanic sites in South America, located on the Pacific Coast about 18 miles from Lima, Belgium’s Universite libre de Bruxelles reported Tuesday. In front […]

U.K. Parents Can Control Kids’ Phones

LONDON, (UPI) — A cellphone SIM card remotely managed by a computer will allow parents to control a child’s phone and protect the child from bullying, a British company says. Bemilo says its system, to run on the British Vodafone network, will allow parents to stop their children from going online, texting or making or […]

Dino Fossil Sold In Controversial Auction

NEW YORK, (UPI) — A tyrannosaur skeleton has sold for $1 million despite efforts to halt its auction by Mongolia, which alleges it may have been taken illegally from the country. Heritage Auctions of Dallas sold the Tyrannosaurus bataar specimen in an auction in New York Sunday to an anonymous bidder on the condition that […]

Chances Of Nuclear Accident Put Higher

MAINZ, Germany, (UPI) — Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl and Fukushima are more likely to happen than previously assumed, German researchers say. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated that given the operating hours of all civil nuclear reactors and the number of nuclear meltdowns that have occurred to […]

High-Speed Rail Still A Dream In U.S.

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) — The first thing you hear is a charge — a high-pitched, electronic whine and within minutes the whirring settles into a roar as the speeding train whizzes along the track at 200 miles per hour, streaking across the landscape. The emotion of the bullet train hasn’t escaped the American imagination. […]

Coyote-Sized Raptor Dinosaur Fossil Found

SALT LAKE CITY, (UPI) — U.S. paleontologists say they’ve discovered the fossil of a 130 million-year-old raptor dinosaur no bigger than a modern coyote in a national park in Utah. The new raptor, called Yurgovuchia doellingi, was discovered in Utah’s Arches National Park in an area dubbed Doelling’s Bowl Bone Bed, named after paleontologist Helmut […]

G8, Africa Address Food Security

CAMP DAVID, Md., (UPI) — An alliance between the African community and Group of Eight members could help aid sustainable development for millions of people, the group said. Delegates from the Group of Eight industrialized nations wrapped up their weekend summit at the U.S. presidential retreat in Camp David, Md. The G8, in a declaration, […]

Saudi Oil Production Increasing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, (UPI) — Oil production from Saudi Arabia barely passed Russia’s in order to retake the lead for the first time since 2006, a report finds. Russian crude oil production for March was reported by the Joint Organization Data Initiative at 9.92 million barrels per day compared with 9.923 million bpd reported from […]

Iraq Buys Drones To Protect Oil

BAGHDAD, (UPI) — The Iraqi government is serious about the protection of its oil export routes through the Persian Gulf, a U.S. military official said. Oil prices early this year hit historic highs after Iran threatened to choke off key oil shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for tightening economic sanctions. The […]

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