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A new iPod on the horizon? Rock on

Is a new Apple music player -- or players -- on the way? The buzz around the company's cryptic invitations to a "Let's Rock" event is that it's about to unveil a new iPod, or possibly an upgrade of the entire product line...

September 3, 2008 — Jordan Lite

EPA scraps Yazoo River pumps project, environmentalists cheer

In a victory for environmentalists, federal environmental regulators have nixed a flood-control project they determined would threaten wildlife.

The move – which puts the kibosh on the proposed Yazoo Pumps Project to reduce flooding between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers – is only the 12th time the Environmental Protection Agency has used its authority to scrap a project under the Clean Water Act...

September 3, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Is China's pollution a problem for the U.S.?

You may have read some alarming stories recently about pollution making its way from China to the U.S. Should you worry?

In fact, a cloud of soot, sulfur dioxide and sand from China’s Gobi Desert does make it to cities of the western U.S., where it accounts for, by some measures, as much as 15 percent of local air pollution...

September 3, 2008 — David Biello

Who gets the most spam? This message brought to you by the letter "A"

If your e-mail address begins “ajolie@” or “mphelps," your inbox is likely overflowing with messages sporting subject lines that read “Your Lady Will Become Crayzed” (sic) or “Urgent Request for Business Relationship from Lagos, Nigeria.” Believe it or not, the spam load has nothing to do with celebrity and everything to do with the first letter in your e-mail address...

September 3, 2008 — Gary Stix

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