Frankenswine, the less pungent pig: Scientists genetically modify farm animal so it won't SMELL It looks, sounds and, according to its creators, tastes like a normal pig. But this is no ordinary farmyard animal. The specially-bred Yorkshire pig is the first of a new generation of ‘Frankenswine’ – genetically modified hogs designed to be cheaper and greener. The creators of the GM superpig, nicknamed the Enviropig, say its manure contains less phosphorus than normal slurry...
Victoria river mysteriously turns bright greenVICTORIA — Horrified nature-lovers at Goldstream Provincial Park watched as the Goldstream River turned bright green late Wednesday afternoon. The fluorescent green colouring appeared to start about 500 metres on the Victoria side of the entrance to the park and, over the course of an hour, the substance flowed down into the environmentally sensitive estuary. By 5:30 p.m. the river, known for its dramatic salmon runs, eagles and other wildlife, was back to its normal colour. Ministry of Environment teams were immediately sent to the area to investigate and members of Langford Fire Department collected samples for analysis. No dead fish or animals had been found by early evening. Earlier in the day a fountain beside Veterans Memorial Parkway in Langford also turned bright green, said Langford Fire Chief Bob...
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Yorkshire quake is 'biggest in 230yrs'It measured 3.6 on the Richter scale and was felt as far away as Cumbria and Newcastle. Dr Aoife O'Mongain, of the British Geological Survey, said it was the strongest tremor in North Yorkshire for 230 years. But she added that it had "only lasted for a couple of seconds". The epicentre was near the village of Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon. Local butcher Timothy Stothard said: "The house shook for four or five seconds. It was like a great big engine going past." Student Chris Allinson, 17, added: "Things started shaking and the dogs started barking...
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South Korea and Japan seek “first ever” military pactJapanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa will visit Seoul next week for talks with his South Korean counterpart Kim Kwan-jin over agreements on mutual military support and the sharing of military secrets. Seoul and Tokyo reportedly plan to sign the agreements this year. They would mark South Korea's first-ever military pacts with the former colonial power following several memorandums of understanding in the past. Military experts believe the aim is to deal with an emergency on the Korean Peninsula including the collapse of North Korea,..