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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 […]

G8 Warms To Fracking, Deep-Water Drilling

CAMP DAVID, Md., (UPI) — Members of the Group of Eight, in a declaration, said deep-water drilling and hydraulic fracturing were key to a safe and secure energy future. The G8 industrialized nations wrapped up meetings last weekend at the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Md. In a 40-point declaration, the G8 said it […]

Oil, Gasoline Prices Declining

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Oil prices could drop further this week as crude piles up in the central United States, which a survey company said could push gasoline prices lower. Oil prices could continue a slide into this week despite the reversal of the Seaway oil pipeline from the storage hub in Cushing, Okla. Enterprise Products […]

Deadly Virus Hits Canada Salmon Farm

TOFINO, British Columbia, (UPI) — A salmon farm in British Columbia, Canada, is under quarantine after the discovery of a lethal fish virus, government officials said. The farm at Dixon Bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island is run by Mainstream Canada, which said the farm’s entire stock of 560,000 salmon will be destroyed […]

Pear/Apple Hybrid ‘Papple’ Coming To U.K.

LONDON, (UPI) — A fruit that looks and tastes like an apple but with the skin and texture of a pear will go on sale in Britain, luxury food retailer Marks and Spencer says. The hybrid fruit is so new it doesn’t have an official name yet, although Marks and Spencer has dubbed it a […]


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