SALEM, Ore.-- The Oregon House passed a bill Tuesday that would set up a public database to track 19 toxic chemicals used in children's toys and products and would require manufactures to remove the chemicals from their products within five years. The bill now heads to the Senate. Alissa Keny-Guyer, the bill's chief sponsor and a Portland Democrat.» Read More
While it does not have the power to block development, NEPA forces officials to consider the environment before approving federal projects, and the White House has proposed that climate change should rank high among those concerns.
Steve Green, Chevron vp of public affairs, talks about a new educational video series produced for grades K through 12, which examines the role of technology and engineering in the game of golf.
*Russia says U.N. decisions by' consensus' are too vague. *Belarus, Ukraine back Moscow after defeat in Qatar. Seething after they were overruled in a consensus decision at U.N. talks in Qatar last year, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine blocked one strand of two-week climate talks in Bonn ending on Friday, by insisting on clearer rules for decision-making.
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs; David Resnick, Nixon Peabody LLP; Mitch Epner, Wilk Auslander Counsel; and Rich Lowry, National Review.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court justices say naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
Discussing the big problems Obamacare creates for hospitals, doctors, and even medical students, with Dr. Beth Haynes M.D. of Benjamin Rush Society, Brian Blank, UNC-Chapel Hill Medical Student.
LONDON, June 12- Shale gas supporters say it can cut greenhouse emissions by replacing dirtier fuels such as coal, but critics warn it is worsening climate change due to methane leaks from shale wells.
AMSTERDAM/ AMMAN, June 5- Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons programme three decades ago, aided by its neighbours, allies and European chemical wholesalers.
Monsanto is not pushing for expansion of genetically modified crops in most of Europe as opposition to its biotech seeds in many countries remains high, company officials said.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the name of the asteroid flying by Earth is "1998 QE2," and it won't get any closer to Earth than 3.6 million miles.
Bristol-Myers is presenting data on its next-generation drug Nivolumab, which treats tumors, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
Asteroid alert! CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the asteroid passing by Earth today.
Gilead is taking aim at cancer, and the company is presenting early-stage data at the oncology conference on treatment for blood cancer, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
There's a big asteroid that's due to sail past Earth on Friday, and it comes with a moon twice as big as the ocean liner that shares the meteor's name.
The cost of sequencing DNA has plunged from $100 million in 2001 to less than $10,000 today. Amit Bhalla, Citi, offers insight on the developing technologies for personalized care.
A letter Francis Crick wrote shortly after the discovery of the structure of DNA sold at Christie's for a whopping $5.3 million.
WASHINGTON, May 20- Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. authorities brought criminal charges against three New York University researchers on Monday, alleging they conspired to take bribes from Chinese medical and research outfits for details about NYU research into magnetic resonance imaging technology.
WASHINGTON, May 17- The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill. At the heart of the debate is whether there is a shortage of Americans with the math and science skills needed for work at technology firms like Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp..
CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on the question facing Intuitive Surgical. The company alerted hospitals of a potential issue with one of its instruments.