Archive: 04/10/2011

Debate stirred over 1st major US tar sands mine

(AP) -- Beneath the lush, green hills of eastern Utah's Uinta Basin, where elk, bear and bison outnumber people, the soil is saturated with a sticky tar that may soon provide a new domestic source of petroleum ...

dateApr 10, 2011 in Environment
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Japan atomic plant worker in hospital

A worker battling to cool overheating reactors at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant was taken to hospital on Sunday after complaining of feeling sick, the plant's operator said.

dateApr 10, 2011 in Other
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Pacific nations battle obesity epidemic

On Tonga's supermarket shelves, huge cans of corned beef the size of paint tins replaced traditional fare such as fish and coconuts long ago -- contributing to an obesity epidemic that sees the Pacific region ranked as the ...

dateApr 10, 2011 in Health
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