Science Team to Search Gulf of Mexico
March 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
Famed undersea explorer Robert Ballard is leading a team of scientists heading into the Gulf of Mexico for a weeklong examination of Texas' ancient shoreline to see if anybody may have lived there.
Twenty New Ocean Species Found in Indonesia
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Twenty new species of sharks and rays have been discovered in Indonesia in a five-year survey of catches at local fish markets, Australian researchers said Wednesday.
Group Says Ocean Harm Should Force U.S. Carbon Regulation
March 1, 2007 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
A wildlife conservation group said it is trying to pressure U.S. states to regulate carbon dioxide emissions under federal clean water laws because of harm the gas does to the cycle of life in the ocean.
Scientists Wary of Lake Superior Warming
February 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
For Jay Austin, who has made a career of studying the Great Lakes, the warming climate around Lake Superior is no mystery. But he was surprised to find the waters of the lake itself warming even more rapidly.
Environmental Activists Use Cell Phone Ringtones to Make Nature Statement
February 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
Amid the cacophony of cell phone ringtones these days, add these: the clickety-click-click of a rare Central American poison arrow dart frog, the howl of a Mexican gray wolf and the bellows of an Arctic beluga whale.
DNA From Ivory May Lead to Poachers
February 27, 2007 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press
The complex science of DNA analysis is now helping protect elephants by showing police and conservationists the source of black-market ivory. The price of ivory has nearly quadrupled in recent years, prompting poachers to kill more elephants to sell their tusks illegally.
Dung Power at U.S. Ethanol Plant
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters
The frosty-breathed cattle jostling for position at a feeding trough in rural Nebraska are not quite as typical as they appear: their manure is being captured in a new bid to quench America's thirst for ethanol.
Fight Brews Over How to Address Climate Change
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Matt Crenson, Associated Press
Now that it is official -- humans are almost certainly causing the most dramatic climate shift the planet has seen in thousands of years -- it is time to stop arguing and get down to the serious work of solving the problem, right?
Chimps Using Spears to Hunt Bushbabies
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Nafeesa Syeed, Associated Press
Researchers have witnessed a chimpanzee skewering a lemur-like creature for supper, but it's unclear whether the spectacle was a bit of luck or an indication that chimps have a more advanced ability to hunt than was thought.
New Zealand Fishermen Catch Rare Squid
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press
A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday.