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Sri Lanka says oil spill 'contained'

An oil slick from a sunken cargo vessel has been contained and is no longer a threat to beach resorts popular with foreign tourists, Sri Lankan authorities declared on Sunday.

dateAug 27, 2012 in Environment
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Food price spikes, volatility not the same issue

(PhysOrg.com) -- When global food prices rose sharply starting in late 2010 and hit an all-time high in February, many leaders, including the presidents of the World Bank and of France, spoke about the increases and conflated ...

dateJul 15, 2011 in Other
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Russia launches six US satellites

A Russian Soyuz rocket on Wednesday successfully launched six US telecommunications satellites from the Baikonur space centre Moscow leases from the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan.

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Storm threatens BP efforts to plug Gulf well

The threat of a new tropical storm forced crews to make preparations to protect the damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well, which could delay plans to permanently seal the leak that led to the environmental disaster.

dateJul 22, 2010 in Environment
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