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Caribbean Monk Seal Declared Extinct

Caribbean Monk Seal Declared Extinct

WASHINGTON, DC, June 9, 2008 (ENS) – After a five year review, federal government scientists have determined that the Caribbean monk seal has gone extinct. No Caribbean monk seal has been seen for more than 50 years. Also known as the West Indian monk seal, this was the only subtropical seal native to the Caribbean…

Government Scientists Seek Protection Under New Whistleblower Bill

Government Scientists Seek Protection Under New Whistleblower Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2008 (ENS) – Four dozen groups spanning the political spectrum sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Tuesday urging lawmakers to include scientists who work for the federal government in pending legislation designed to strengthen protection for whistleblowers. The coalition of academic, consumer, environmental, government reform and health groups, which includes…

Cleaner Ethylene Production Technique Prevents Climate Emissions

Cleaner Ethylene Production Technique Prevents Climate Emissions

ARGONNE, Illinois, February 6, 2008 (ENS) – A new method of making one of the world’s most commonly produced organic compounds, ethylene, is going to prevent millions of metric tons’ worth of greenhouse gas emissions, according to federal government scientists. The technology created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory is…