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Antimicrobial Resistance Poses ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario

06/23/2014
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Antibiotics have hit the black market, and the hot-commodity counterfeits don’t bode well for the health of those who take them. The pills whose purpose is to fight infection have become so ubiquitous that germs are finding their way around them and becoming increasingly resistant. The result, warns the World […]

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Deep Water Horizon — A Murky State of Affairs

01/20/2011
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Yesterday, the administrator of the 20 Billion dollar Gulf Oil Spill Claims Fund, Ken Feinberg, was attending town hall meetings in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and will be addressing certain affected industries in Tampa, Florida.  He noted that over 70,000 people have filed for “quick claims” with the fund, an […]

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Is 9 Months Enough Time to be Optimistic About the Gulf?

01/11/2011
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The “BP Fund Czar”, Kenneth Feinberg, says his staff has been interviewing officials at “government regulatory agencies” to determine how severe the impact of the largest oil spill in the history of the United States will actually be from a long term perspective. There are at least a couple of […]

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What Failed on the Deepwater Horizon?

07/23/2010
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A well-site leader and BP employee testified before the US Coast Guard investigatory committee that there was a problem with a safety device on the drilling rig; he reported the problem; but drilling presumably continued in a complete disregard for any attention to the problem. Ronald Sepulvado testified that he […]

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