Among the tools BP has been using to respond to spill in the Gulf of Mexico are floating booms designed to contain the oil. The Connecticut company that invented oil containment booms, Slickbar, is working non-stop to meet the huge demand. Craig LeMoult reports for member station WSHU.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Australia's deadly redback spider has established itself in New Zealand, posing a significant risk to humans as it threatens to colonise major cities, researchers have found.The venomous redback, a relative of the black widow, probably hitched a ride to New Zealand on imported goods from Australia and had established itself at sites on both the North and South Islands, scientists said.The government's AgResearch institute said in a study published this month that the redback had proved more resilient to New Zealand's cold, wet winters than initially expected.
Not to be confused with residents of the Oklahoma panhandle, the panhandlers of Oklahoma City who are again headline-worthy are of the cardboard sign-holding variety that can be seen at many of the city's busy intersections. An individual panhandler made national news in July when he told arresting officers he made $60,000 a year with his "vocation"; today the business of panhandling made Oklahoma news.