News tagged with island states

Obama to enlarge US marine sanctuary: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington ...

Jun 17, 2014
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Taking aim at deadly swine diseases

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are stepping up their efforts to help fight deadly swine viruses that are prevalent in other countries and pose a threat to the United States.

Dec 18, 2013
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Economists explore 'loca-pouring' of wines

(Phys.org) —The 2013 grape harvest is in full swing, but when this vintage is bottled, will it appear on a wine list at your favorite restaurant? According to a team of researchers from Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School ...

Oct 16, 2013
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UN talks take first steps on 2015 climate deal

UN members on Thursday took their first steps in a marathon to negotiate a new global pact by 2015 that for the first time will place rich and poor under a common legal regime to tackle climate change.

May 17, 2012
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