WASHINGTON, DC, November 9, 2006 (ENS) - Democrats will control both the House and Senate when a new Congress convenes in January, after one of the closest races of the 2006 midterm election was settled in Virginia. Republican Senator George Allen has conceded defeat, handing a victory to former Navy Secretary James Webb, and shifting power to the Democrats.
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 9, 2006 (ENS) - Bird flu expert Dr. Margaret Chan of China was appointed today as the next director-general of the World Health Organization, WHO. In her acceptance speech, she told the World Health Assembly she wants to be judged by improvements in the health of the people of Africa and the health of women.
LONDON, UK, November 9, 2006 (ENS) - The design for a silent, environmentally friendly passenger aircraft unveiled in London this week bridges the gap between increasing demand for air transport and public concern over noise and pollution, say researchers.
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2007 COHORT OF KINSHIP CONSERVATION FELLOWS
CHICAGO, IL, November 9, 2006 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Kinship Conservation Fellows announced today that applications are available for the sixth cohort of Fellows. Eighteen applicants will be selected to participate in the program, to be held at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington from June 21st through July 21st, 2007.
LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE NESTING IN STEEP DECLINE
GAINESVILLE, FL, November 9, 2006 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Scientists with Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) today released a research report concluding that the United States' largest remaining loggerhead sea turtle rookery is in steep decline.