Philippine Locals Threaten Oil Company Boycott Over Slow Spill Clean-up Efforts
Manila, The Philippines - Sep 13, 2006 18:14 EST
Local government officials and residents have called for a boycott of the products of Petron Corporation, the country's biggest oil refinery, because of its alleged inability to clear the 5,000-gallon oil spill.
The spill in early August has destroyed livelihoods and...
Researchers: Brown Seaweed Contains Promising Fat Fighter, Weight Reducer
San Francisco, California - Sep 11, 2006 19:36 EST
Chemists in Japan have found that brown seaweed, a flavor component used in many Asian soups and salads, contains a compound that appears in animal studies to promote weight loss by reducing the accumulation of fat. Called fucoxanthin, the compound...
Report: Philippines Oil Slick Spares 4,700 Acres of Corals
Guimaras, Philippines - Sep 10, 2006 15:46 EST
More than 47,000 hectares of hard coral in the coastal areas of southern Guimaras were found to have been spared from destruction by the oil spill, according to a team of scientists from Silliman University.
Doctor Angel Alcala, director of the...
Strange Creature Found On Russian Coastline Baffles Locals
Sakhalin, Russia - Sep 5, 2006 19:05 EST
This creature was found by Russian soldiers on Sakhalin shoreline. Sakhalin area is situated near to Japan. It’s the most eastern part of Russia, almost 5,000 miles to East from Moscow.
Locals haven't been able to identify the mysterious beast....
Taiwanese Girl Critical After Eel Jumps Into Mouth
Taipei, Taiwan - Sep 3, 2006 21:57 EST
Doctors at a Taipei hospital were fighting to save a girl's life after an eel jumped into her mouth and ruptured her oesophagus, media reports said Sunday.
A three-year-old girl was attacked by the eel a month ago and has been...
Report: Enraged Dolphin Terrorizing French Coast; 'He's Like a Mad Dog'
Brest, France - Aug 31, 2006 18:21 EST
An enraged dolphin is terrorising the French Atlantic coast, attacking boats and knocking fishermen into the sea.
"He's like a mad dog," said Hneri Le Lay, of the association of fishermen and yachtsmen of the port of Brezellec. The dolphin, named...
Scientists: New Cyanobacteria Adapted to Coastal Choppy, Polluted Waters
Rockville, Maryland - Aug 30, 2006 17:06 EST
California beachgoers may look lazy. But just a few miles off shore, scientists have discovered that a common coastal strain of cyanobacteria works diligently to thrive in choppy, polluted waters. In a study in this week's early online edition of...