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India Cancels Plan To Reintroduce Cheetahs

NEW DELHI (UPI) — India’s Supreme Court has ordered a halt to a government plan to reintroduce the cheetah, wiped out in India by hunting nearly a century ago. The government had approved wildlife groups’ recommendations of two sanctuaries, in Madhya Pradesh and an area in Rajasthan, as potential homes but the court ordered a […]

Chevron Eyes Safety In Return To U.S. Gulf

SAN RAMON, Calif., (UPI) — Chevron said its new drilling technology will enable the company to work more safely in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Chevron announced its drillship, Pacific Santa Ana, has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico for work under a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Pacific Drilling. “Pacific […]

Vermont Set To Ban Fracking

MONTPELIER, Vt., (UPI) — The potential threat to drinking water in Vermont is too great to consider exploitation of natural gas by way of hydraulic fracturing, a state lawmaker said. The Vermont state Assembly passed a measure that would ban hydraulic fracturing, known also as fracking. State Sen. Ginny Lyons, a Democrat, said there were […]

Proteins Offer Clue To Longevity In Rats

SAN ANTONIO, (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they have found a clue as to why the naked mole-rat lives many years longer than any other mouse or rat — and it’s all about proteins. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center report the naked mole-rat’s cellular machines for protein disposal — called proteasome […]

GPS Could Be Tsunami Warning Tool

HONOLULU, (UPI) — Commercial ships traveling the globe could provide better warnings for potentially deadly tsunamis through their onboard GPS systems, U.S. scientists say. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center report a UH research vessel was able to detect and measure the […]

Asia Group Urges Action On Climate Change

MANILA, Philippines, (UPI) — The Asian Development Bank urged countries in the Asia-Pacific region to take immediate action to reduce the negative impact of climate change. A new ADB study, unveiled during the bank’s 45th annual meeting in Manila, calls for governments in the region to create a carbon market, phase out pervasive fossil fuel […]

Critics: Fracking Proposals Fall Short

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should call on energy companies to ban the use of diesel in so-called fracking fluid for natural gas, critics say. Advocacy groups claim energy policies aren’t strict enough for hydraulic fracturing. The EPA last week issued draft permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic […]

Navy Receives DDG-112

BATH, Maine, (UPI) — The last DDG destroyer built by General Dynamics prior to a temporary pause in DDG-51 class ship deliveries has been delivered to the U.S. Navy. The ship, the future USS Michael Murphy, had earlier finished trials in the Atlantic, during which GD Bath Iron Works and members of the Navy’s Board […]

Keystone XL Debate Enters New Phase

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Environmentalists claim there’s nothing new in TransCanada’s permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, through a trade group said the project would help the economy. TransCanada Corp. last week announced it submitted an application to the U.S. State Department for the Keystone XL pipeline from the Montana border with Canada to Steele City, […]

British Officials Kick Off U.S. Green Tour

HOUSTON, (UPI) — A growing green market opens the door to stronger U.S.-British energy ties, the British energy and climate change minister said at the start of a trade mission. British Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker arrived in Houston this week with a trade delegation looking to strengthen bilateral ties in the green […]


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