Melting Ice Sheet Could Release Frozen Cold War-era Waste

August 4, 2016

Released by Lauren Lipuma (agu.org), Katy Human (colorado.edu), Sandra McLean (yorku.ca), and Kathryn Dunkelman (brown.edu) Climate change could remobilize abandoned hazardous waste thought to be buried forever beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet, new research finds. Camp Century, a US military base built […]




How Do Horses Get to the Rio Olympic Games?

July 30, 2016

By Plane, of Course! Released by Leanne Williams, fei.org The first group of Olympic horses departed from London’s Stansted Airport (GBR) on July 29, 2016, on a special cargo plane bound for Rio 2016, marking the start […]




New Agricultural Officers Sworn Into Foreign Service

July 17, 2016

Ten employees of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) were sworn in as Foreign Service Officers during a July 13, 2016, ceremony at USDA headquarters in Washington. The new officers include […]




Brexit a Long Good-bye, not Clean Break

June 26, 2016

Statement from Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist for Europe, The Conference Board, on UK Referendum Results Released by Ralph Piscitelli and Carol Courter, conference-board.org The immediate shocks of the June 23, 2016, Brexit decision on the financial markets have already been substantial. […]




Hemp Seed Shipped from Australia to the US

June 13, 2016

Ecofibre Sends 6 Tons Of Australian Certified Hemp Seed To USA And Prepares For Commercial Activities Via Its USA Subsidiary, United Life Science Released by Eric Wang (ecofibre.com.au) and John Ryan (unitedlifescience.com) Ecofibre is proud to announce that […]




Goya Foods Goes Artistic for 80th Anniversary

June 9, 2016

Special Collaboration With Nuyorican Artist Dave Ortiz To Celebrate 80th Anniversary Of Goya Foods Released by Natalie J. Maniscalco, retromedianyc.com Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, collaborates with Nuyorican artist Dave […]




New Gulfstream Jets Fly on Renewable Fuels

May 23, 2016

Aircraft Cross Atlantic On Gulfstream’s Supply Of Renewable Jet-A  Released by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on May 23, 2016, announced that the Gulfstream G450 and G550 flew from Savannah GA to Geneva on a […]




In-ear Translator Breaks Down Language Barriers

May 17, 2016

Like the “Babelfish” in Douglas Adams’ Iconic Books, the Pilot Earpiece Translates While You Listen Language will No Longer be a Barrier to Communication By Kay Whatley, Editor Waverly Labs’ “Pilot” in-ear translator means a conversation between […]




Foundation Recognizes Six Environmental Heroes

May 11, 2016

Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Heroes of the Environment Award goes to activists from Tanzania, Cambodia, Slovakia, Peru, Puerto Rico, United States Released by the Goldman Environmental Foundation On April 18, 2016, The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced […]




Swedish Citizens Agree to Answer Tourism Calls

May 3, 2016

Visit the website, theswedishnumber.com, and a Swedish telephone number is displayed. Tourists interested in visiting Sweden can call that number, and they will be routed to a random Swedish citizen who has agreed to talk to […]




What if Sea Life Can No Longer Breathe?

April 29, 2016

Widespread Loss of Ocean Oxygen to Become Noticeable Around 2030 Deoxygenation Due to Climate Change Threatens Marine Life Joint Release by American Geophysical Union (Lauren Lipuma) and  National Center for Atmospheric Research (David Hosansky and Laura Snider) A drop in the […]




The Strange-ness: Viking Ship Heading for North America

April 26, 2016

The world´s largest Viking Ship departures from Haugesund, Norway and sails towards Iceland, Greenland, Canada and USA. Released by Sarah Blank, drakenexpeditionamerica.com On April 24, 2016, the world’s largest Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, set […]




Tsu.co Holds Music Contest

April 19, 2016

Released by tsu.co tsū has always championed creators. To celebrate the release of our video product, tsū is awarding $22,000 in grants to musicians who write/co-write and perform their original tracks. In order to find […]




The Strange-ness: Fairy Circles Discovered in Australia

March 15, 2016

Mysterious Gaps in Vegetation Only Ever Seen in Southern Africa — Until Now Released by Susanne Hufe, UFZ press office The circular, barren patches of land, forming a highly regular pattern over the dry grassland of Namibia, were thought […]




Study Shows High Pesticide Levels in German Brews

February 28, 2016

02/25/2016 Glyphosate in Beer – Federal Institute downplayed dangers Released by Sophia Guttenberger, Umweltinstitut München (“Munich Environmental Institute”) (release roughly translated to English… original German language version — Deutsch — here) Munich, February 25, 2016, the Munich Environmental […]




Drop that Candy! Mars Recalled for Plastic Content

February 24, 2016

Mars Chocolate Issues Voluntary Recall for Netherlands Products As Released by Mars.com After a small piece of red plastic was found in a SNICKERS® bar purchased in Germany, Mars has made a precautionary decision to […]




Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

December 17, 2015

Released by Alan Buis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Steve Cole (NASA Headquarters), and Eric Sorensen (Washington State University, Pullman) Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new NASA and […]




Statement on Paris Final Text

December 13, 2015

Statement from Environmental Defense Fund’s President Fred Krupp Released by Jennifer Andreassen, EDF.org “We have reached a transformative moment in the long struggle to get serious about climate change. The final text of the Paris agreement […]




Hello world!

November 26, 2015

And a special hello to Eastern North Carolina USA, our base of operations for The Grey Area newspaper and online news. Welcome to our new website. Due to a technical issue with our previous site, […]




Why Are So Many Antelopes Dying?

September 11, 2015

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, reprinted from Fusion.net with permission Over the past few months, saiga antelopes have been dying out by the tens of thousands in Kazakhstan. Since May, about 120,000 have died, and that number […]




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