Politics, Bugs Slow Tsunami Alarm System
August 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Within weeks of the devastating 2004 quake and tsunami, governments across the Indian Ocean vowed to establish a warning system that would protect their coastal residents from another disaster.
Oceans Teem with Bacteria, Study Shows
August 1, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
The oceans are teeming with 10 to 100 more types of bacteria than previously believed, many of them unknown, according to a study released on Monday that has jolted scientists' understanding of evolution in the seas.
U.S. Power Group Promoting Global Warming Skeptic
July 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters
A Colorado electricity cooperative is urging other power groups to support global warming skeptics and has donated $100,000 to a climatologist who has labeled some of his colleagues "alarmists."
Researchers Discover New Type of Cricket
July 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Researchers say they have discovered a new type of cricket in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. What makes the new genus of cricket special is that it has functional pincers on its hind end.
Study Hints Language Skills Came Early in Primates
July 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Language centers in the brains of rhesus macaques light up when the monkeys hear calls and screams from fellow monkeys, researchers said in a study that suggests language skills evolved early in primates.
Heatwave in Europe, U.S. But Is It Climate Change?
July 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Robin Pomeroy, Reuters
As large parts of Europe and North America once again bake in an exceptionally hot summer, many people are asking what has now become a perennial question: "Is this global warming?"
Scientists Map Submerged Sand Dunes Off San Francisco
July 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
More than 2 square miles of some of the world's largest underwater sand dunes were mapped in the Pacific Ocean off the San Francisco coast as part of a study to help researchers better understand beach erosion.
Camera Now Tracks Alaska Brown Bears
July 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press
Only a lucky few are allowed each summer to get up close and personal with the McNeil River bears, but now they have a much bigger audience thanks to a remote camera trained on their every move.
Japan Plans 30-Year Supercomputer Forecasts
July 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Hans Greimel, Associated Press
Japan is planning ultra long-range 30-year weather forecasts that will predict typhoons, storms, blizzards, droughts and other inclement weather, an official said Tuesday.
Biotech Playing Role in Clothing Industry
July 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Paul Elias, Associated Press
Biotechnology is quietly playing a growing role in an apparel industry waking up to its customers' concerns about the environment and the country's reliance on the foreign oil used to make synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon.