Sci/tech

Malaysia To Try To Clone Threatened Turtles
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Malaysia is launching a $9 million project to try to clone some of its threatened leatherback turtles in a last-ditch bid to save them from extinction.

Study Shows Dull Birds Fared Better After Chernobyl
July 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Kahn, Reuters

Birds with bright feathers suffered worse from contamination after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a study into the impact of radiation on different species showed on Wednesday.

South Dakota Wins Federal Underground Lab Project at the Closed Homestake Gold Mine
July 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

The National Science Foundation on Tuesday chose South Dakota's closed Homestake Gold Mine as the site for a new underground physics lab to study the history and makeup of the universe.

Rare Giant Squid Washed Up in Australia
July 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

One of the largest giant squid ever found has washed up on a remote Australian beach, sparking a race against time by scientists to examine the rarely seen deep-ocean creature.

University of Delaware Researcher Says Seeds from Salt-Tolerant Plant a Promising Source of Biodiesel
July 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Randall Chase, Associated Press

While the seashore mallow might be handy for a quick snack, the sturdy plant has provided Gallagher food for thought in addressing a smorgasbord of environmental problems, from global warming to the disappearance of coastal farmland.

The Hague Announces Project To Warm 4,000 Houses Using Geothermal Heating
July 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Toby Sterling, Associated Press

The Dutch city of The Hague on Wednesday announced plans to use geothermal heating -- water from a hot well deep underground -- to warm 4,000 households and several industrial buildings, as part of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. House Passes Bill Affirming Global Warming Exists
June 28, 2007 12:00 AM - Richard Cowen, Reuters

The House of Representatives Wednesday, aiming to put an end to the debate over whether global warming is actually occurring, passed legislation recognizing the "reality" of climate change and providing money to work on the problem.

Researchers Say Antarctic Ice Sheet Stable
June 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

An ice sheet in Antarctica that is the world's largest -- with enough water to raise global sea levels by 200 feet -- is relatively stable and poses no immediate threat, according to new research.

Giant Penguins May Have Roamed Peru
June 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Giant penguins as tall as 5 feet roamed what is now Peru more than 40 million years ago, much earlier than scientists thought the flightless birds had spread to warmer climes.

Connecticut Biologists Search for Female Moose
June 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection need to determine whether the state's moose population is big enough to pose a traffic hazard which could lead to control measures including a hunting season to reduce the herd.

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