Sci/tech

Lights Out in Ontario for Incandescent Bulbs
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

The Canadian province of Ontario will ban the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2012 as part of a broader effort to cut energy use, provincial officials said on Wednesday.

Researchers Debate Warming, Hurricanes
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Many researchers believe warming is causing the storms to get stronger, while others aren't so sure. Now, a new study raises the possibility that global warming might even make it harder for hurricanes to form.

China Creates Artificial Snowfall in Tibet
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

China has succeeded in creating an artificial snowfall for the first time in Tibet to combat drought worries, state media reported Wednesday. The success proves it is "possible to change the weather through human efforts on the world's highest plateau."

Australian Aquanaut Emerges from Urine-Fuelled Sub
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Rob Taylor, Reuters

Breathing air provided by algae watered with recycled urine, and pedalling a bike for electricity, an Australian aquanaut emerged on Wednesday after 13 days living underwater in a "biosub".

Al Gore Gets Approval To Install Solar Panels at His Tennessee Home
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Former Vice President Al Gore's upscale neighborhood granted the environmental activist approval Tuesday to install 33 solar panels on the roof of his mansion.

Panel Says U.S. Faces Change As Climate Warms
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Chicago and Los Angeles will likely to face increasing heat waves. Severe storm surges could hit New York and Boston. And cities that rely on melting snow for water may run into serious shortages.

New Climate Change Report Released
April 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Warming temperatures will cause increased drought and sea-level rises in Australia and New Zealand by 2030 and threaten ecologically rich sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, according to excerpts from a new scientific report released Tuesday.

Effort to Catalog Species Tops One Million
April 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A worldwide scientific effort to catalog every living species has topped the 1 million milestone. Six years into the program the total has reached 1,009,000, researchers report. They hope to complete the listing by 2011, reaching an expected total of about 1.75 million species.

Forecaster Blasts Gore on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

A top hurricane forecaster called Al Gore "a gross alarmist" Friday for making an Oscar-winning documentary about global warming. "He's one of these guys that preaches the end of the world type of things," Dr. William Gray said in an interview with The Associated Press at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans.

Scientists Say Genes Determine Dog Sizes
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

From the towering Great Dane to the feisty little Chihuahua, all dogs are brothers under the skin. Now, researchers have uncovered a reason why the animals wearing that skin vary so much in size.

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