Sci/tech

Biologists Check Georgia Swamps for Woodpecker
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

Wildlife biologists are searching one of the nation's most primitive swamps for the ivory-billed woodpecker, which was believed extinct since 1944 until one was reported in an Arkansas swamp last year.

Researchers Seeks Ways to Cut Manure Smell
April 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The smell from the big cattle feedlots found in many parts of western Kansas can be exceptionally powerful, which residents of Hays, Kansas know all too well because Kansas State University's Agricultural Research Center is there.

OSU Researchers Propose Sea Floor Map Plan
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers are proposing the most ambitious mapping ever done of the sea floor off Oregon, saying the project would produce long-term benefits for everything from fisheries management to tsunami planning and creation of marine reserves.

Sooty Mangabeys at Heart of Research Fight
April 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Mike Stobbe, Associated Press

Sooty mangabeys are at the center of a precedent-setting debate over whether researchers should be allowed to experiment on an endangered species.

Animal ID System to Be in Place by 2009
April 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Libby Quaid, Associated Press

Authorities trying to limit disease outbreaks will be able to trace livestock movements from birth to slaughter by 2009, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday.

Fossil Fish Sheds Light on Transition
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

Scientists have caught a fossil fish in the act of adapting toward a life on land, a discovery that sheds new light one of the greatest transformations in the history of animals.

Scientists in Dispute over Carbon Curbs, Magazine Reveals
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A row has broken out between scientists seeking a way to bring more nations into the carbon curbing fold after the first phase of the Kyoto Treaty expires in 2012, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.

Expert Says It Was Hotter 247 Million Years Ago
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Global warming consumed so much oxygen that it nearly wiped out all life on the planet 247 million years ago, said John Roth, the natural resources specialist for the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Company Produces Clones From Cutting Horses
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A company that offers horse owners exact duplicates of their animals says it has successfully cloned two top-earning horses.

Scientists Scramble to Find Alternatives to Banned Pesticide
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

The deadline for the United States and 32 other industrialized countries to stop using methyl bromide was Jan. 1, 2005, but the U.N. agreed to allow "critical exemptions" on a few crops.

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