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Polar Vortex Pushes Arctic Cold Across North America

WASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2014 (ENS) – A frigid, arctic air mass known as the “polar vortex” will continue to bring dangerous, life-threatening low temperatures and wind chills to parts of the central and eastern United States and southern Canada on Tuesday. […]

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Chemicals 400 Times as Mutagenic as Known Carcinogens Found

CORVALLIS, Oregon, January 6, 2014 (ENS) – Newly identified compounds produced by chemical reactions in vehicle exhaust or by grilling meat are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their cancer-causing parent compounds, according to scientists at Oregon State and three other universities. […]

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Sea Shepherd Drives Japanese Whalers From Antarctic Sanctuary

MELBOURNE, Australia, January 6, 2014 (ENS) – On Sunday, the Sea Shepherd whale defense fleet located all five vessels of the Japanese whaling fleet, including the Japanese factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, killing whales inside the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Late Monday, after a 360-mile chase, the Sea Shepherd fleet drove the whalers from the Antarctic Treaty Zone. […]

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Hot New Concept Cars Debut at 2014 CES in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 3, 2014 (ENS) – The International CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show and held annually in Las Vegas in early January, never used to be about automobiles. Instead, it was solely about electronic devices – TVs, computers, game boxes, home theaters and sound systems. But not this year.

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U.S. Sailors Sue Japanese Nuclear Plant Owner TEPCO

SAN DIEGO, California, January 3, 2014 (ENS) – Seventy-one U.S. Navy sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan are filing suit against the Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, after they were allegedly exposed to radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant when they arrived in Japan with aid. […]

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Funders Behind Climate Change Denial Hide Donations

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, January 2, 2014 (ENS) – Most donations behind the climate change denial effort in the United States are “dark money,” or concealed funding, finds the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted of the sources of funding behind the campaign. […]

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River of Plastic Found Beneath the Thames

LONDON, UK, January 2, 2014 (ENS) – Thousands of pieces of plastic have been discovered submerged along the river bed of the upper Thames Estuary by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Natural History Museum. […]