In case you haven't heard, it's National Radon Action Month.Every January, the Environment Protection Agency and other federal agencies hit the airwaves to tell us that radon gas can kill and that every home should be tested.
It's well known that in March 1981, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan. What's not well known is that several years later the life of President Reagan and the life of his vice president, George H.W. Bush, were threatened again. In fact, not just once."
A year ago in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince, a magnitude seven earthquake turned the city into a death-trap.Earthquake engineers say many casualties could have been avoided if buildings had been built better. So now engineers are trying to improve construction standards as Haiti rebuilds.
A newly developed test could screen would-be parents for hundreds of different disease genes, to make sure they are not passed on to any future children.The test's makers say it should cost less than $400 and that routinely offering it to prospective parents could someday eliminate many deadly child
Every January for the past decade, you've heard the same basic news story: It announces that last year was one of the warmest years on the planet since 1880, when record-keeping began in earnest.Well, it's January, and yes, last year was one of the warmest years on record since 1880.
The federal oil spill commission's final report contains many recommendations for the nation's offshore oil and gas industry. Some recommendations call on the industry to change its ways; others call on the government to press beyond its current reforms.