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Gov. Scott Walker threatens layoffs if Democrats don’t return to vote

In a Wednesday press conference, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said that he would be forced to layoff 1,500 state workers if Democratic state senators didn’t return and allow his union busting bill to pass. “In total we have just over $1.7 billion worth of savings in this budget repair…

Whale poop fights climate change: study

PARIS (AFP) – Southern Ocean sperm whales are an unexpected ally in the fight against global warming, removing the equivalent carbon emissions from 40,000 cars each year thanks to their feces, a study found on Wednesday. The cetaceans have been previously fingered as climate culprits because they breathe out carbon…

Colorado officials: Stimulus funds create, save 7,200 jobs

DENVER (AP) — State officials say federal stimulus spending saved or created the equivalent of about 7,200 full-time jobs in Colorado the final three months of last year.…

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