USDA inspection finds sick animals, unsanitary conditions at NC research lab targeted by PETA

USDA found problems at NC animal research lab

FDA plans to collaborate with outside researchers to improve food, drug science

FDA stresses need to modernize its science

GE launching mobile device to help recycle water exposed to controversial gas drilling process

GE launches device to recycle fracking water

Scientists say they’ve found more efficient way to make alternative to embryonic stem cells

Study shows progress with stem cell alternative

Russian private firm to launch the world’s first commercial space station by 2016

Russia to launch commercial space station by 2016

Seattle Genetics climbs after its lymphoma drug brentuximab meets goal in late-stage study

Seattle Genetics cancer drug meets study goal

Procter & Gamble steps up to sustainability, says it will use more renewable energy, cut waste

P&G sets new environmental goals

CINCINNATI — The world’s largest consumer product maker announced Monday that it has set ambitious long-term targets for cutting the waste it produces and improving its energy efficiency.

Gulf Coast counts on tourism boost after federal officials allow fall fishing of red snapper

Gulf Coast eyes tourism boost from fall fishing

Consumer advocates disagree with company over labeling for its genetically engineered salmon

Consumer groups push for label for modified salmon

CEO argues that modified salmon shouldn’t be labeled any differently than conventional fish

Company says modified salmon should get same label

FDA considers whether to approve, how to label genetically engineered fish

FDA considering whether to label engineered fish

Genetically altered salmon: If approved, could be first of modified animals on dinner plates

Fish or frankenfish? FDA weighs altered salmon

FDA to consider approval of genetically engineered salmon

FDA to consider approval of modified salmon

Experts disagree on whether big farms are riskier, but agree egg recall shows potential danger

Experts say big egg farms can mean big problems

APNewsBreak: NY to start requiring companies to reveal contents of household cleaning products

APNewsBreak: NY to seek info on cleanser contents

Yellowstone sets summer visitation record, on track for 2nd year in a row of record tourism

Yellowstone breaks record for summer visitors

2010 summer hotel occupancy numbers up on SC’s Grand Strand thanks to ads, new flights

2010 summer good for tourism on SC’s Grand Strand

Former egg farm workers say complaints ignored by USDA employees working at the site

Former egg farm workers say complaints ignored

Greenpeace campaign gets 500,000 Facebook users to urge social networking site to quit coal

Greenpeace wants Facebook center off coal fuel

Federal agents descend on egg farms at center of recall for second time

Federal agents descend on egg farms for 2nd time

Feds urge Wyoming town with contaminated wells to find other sources of drinking water

Feds: Don’t drink contaminated water in Wyo. town

Rodents, bugs, other unsanitary conditions found at 2 Iowa farms where eggs have been recalled

Rodents, other contamination found at 2 egg farms

Rodents, bugs, other violations found at 2 Iowa farms where eggs have been recalled

Rodents, other violations found at 2 egg farms

AP Enterprise: Egg farm owner was able to expand business despite being a ‘habitual violator’

Iowa approved egg farm tied to ‘habitual violator’

Hamburg: Massive egg recall dramatizes need for agency to have greater regulatory authority

FDA commissioner says agency needs more authority

Gulf Coast tourism suffers from perception of oil-coated towns and may take years to recover

For Gulf tourism, problem is perception _ not oil

Growers say USDA must act soon after judge’s ruling raises questions about US sugar supply

Growers: USDA must act, prevent sugar supply issue

Illinois farmers launch PR campaign aimed at showing consumers they take food safety seriously

Ill. farmers aim to improve image with consumers

Judge revokes government’s approval of genetically altered sugar beets until further review

Judge’s ruling uproots use of biotechnology beets

Prius tops Japan car sales for 15th month, bringing Toyota hybrid sales in Japan to a million

Toyota’s Prius tops Japan car sales for 15th month

More than 957,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, a new monthly record

July is busiest month in Yellowstone’s history

British scandal over beef from cloned cow offspring points to changes in Europe food market

Cloned beef flap spreads alarm in Britain

LONDON — News that meat and milk from the offspring of cloned cattle — illegal to sell here without proper authorization — may have made their way into the U.K. food chain has set hands wringing in Britain, a country still sensitive from its experience with mad cow disease.

Oil or no oil, rest of summer will do little to save Ala., Fla. beach business

For Gulf businesses, fading summer is a lost cause

Environmental groups file protests against 64 of 76 leases to be offered at BLM auction

Groups protest 64 of 76 leases at Wyo. BLM auction

Geron says FDA will allow embryonic stem cell study; safety concerns caused 11-month delay

Geron says FDA lifts hold on stem cell trial

Toyota recalls thousands of Avalons, Lexus SUVs in US over steering problems

Toyota recalls 412,000 cars in US to fix steering

Toyota recalls 412,000 cars in US, 16,000 in Japan, for steering problems; most are Avalons

Toyota recalls 412,000 cars, mostly large sedans

Wireless broadband network set to launch next year, competing with Verizon and AT&T

Wireless broadband network set to launch next year

Toyota gets another federal grand jury subpoena; latest is for documents about steering rods

Toyota subpoenaed by US grand jury over steering

Toyota gets grand jury subpoena for documents related to problem with steering rods

Toyota subpoenaed by federal grand jury

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in New York to submit documents related to problems with rods that connect a vehicle’s steering system to its front wheels.

Tides bring oil _ and resentment _ to Florida, lone Gulf holdout on offshore drilling

In Fla., resentment washes ashore along with oil

CPSC announces recall of 137,000 Tween jewelry trinkets containing cadmium

Another cadmium jewelry recall _ 137K Tween pieces

Watercolors and wildlife: North Cascades Institute courses offer arts and outdoors

Mountains inspire in North Cascades art courses

On the oil-stained Gulf Coast, July Fourth will come and go with a whimper and not a bang

Gulf Coast is expecting a glum Fourth of July

Essence Music Fest, educators and cleanup crews fill New Orleans over the 4th of July holiday

Essence Fest helps sustain New Orleans amid spill

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