Tamarisk biocontrol efforts get evolutionary boost

UC Santa Barbara scientists trying to control the invasive tamarisk plant have been getting a boost from evolution, in the form of a rapidly evolving beetle that has been changing its life cycle to more efficiently consume ...

EPA chief: Climate plan on track despite mercury ruling

A Supreme Court ruling that undermined a federal rule targeting mercury pollution will not affect the Obama administration's plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of global warming, the head of the Environmental ...

Research roadmap traces the path to 'smart' fire fighting

When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the nation's firefighters usually start with a dangerous disadvantage: They often lack critical information—even something as basic as a floor plan—that ...

HP recalls nearly 80,000 laptop batteries in China

China's quality watchdog said Thursday that US computer maker Hewlett-Packard plans to recall about 78,740 laptop batteries in China for some HP and Compaq laptops as they pose a fire hazard.

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