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Astronauts Toss Space Junk
July 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
Two astronauts ventured outside the international space station Monday to rid it of some large pieces of junk. NASA spacewalker Clayton Anderson, a sportsman who enjoys officiating basketball back on Earth, had the chore of heaving a 1,400-pound, refrigerator-size ammonia tank overboard.
Space Station Crew Prepare to Dump Space Junk
July 20, 2007 12:00 AM - Irene Klotz, Reuters
Two crewmen aboard the International Space Station Thursday prepared for a spacewalk during which more than 1,600 pounds of obsolete gear will be tossed overboard and left to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
Experts Plan Rating System for El Nino
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
Hurricanes and tornadoes have popular rating scales that help people understand their power. Now, weather experts are planning a similar way to measure the El Nino phenomena that affect climate worldwide.
System Relies on Ice To Chill Buildings
July 16, 2007 12:00 AM - Colleen Long, Associated Press
Some office towers and buildings have found a way to stay cool while keeping the AC to a minimum -- by using an energy-saving system that relies on blocks of ice to pump chilly air through buildings.
Navy Wins Permission To Keep Using Newer Sonar Technology, over Environmentalist Concerns
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press
The federal government wants to extend by five years its rules allowing the Navy to use a new low-frequency sonar, despite objections from environmentalists that the technology may harm whales and dolphins.
Scientists Detail Cost of Global Warming
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
Wilting heat, deadly storms, flash floods, coastal erosion, more days with unhealthy air -- those are just some of the effects of rising temperatures on the Northeast, a group of scientists reported Wednesday.
Coral Shuffle Helps Reefs Survive Warmer World
July 13, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
Australia's Great Barrier Reef might be able to survive warming sea temperatures, as a result of global warming, better than first thought because some coral algae are more heat tolerant, Australian scientists said.
Ugandan Refugees Go Online
July 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Tim Cocks, Reuters
Refugees forced into crowded camps by northern Uganda's two-decade civil war need many things: food, doctors, toilets, bore holes for drinking water, schools -- and computers?
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.