Sand Can Be Polluted Even with Clean Water
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Beach sand can be teeming with bacteria even when the ocean water is clean, according to a study released on Tuesday.
Earth-Solar Cycle Spurs Greenhouse Gases, Studies Show
May 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Greenhouse gases are known to spur global warming, but scientists said Monday that global warming in turn spurs greenhouse gas emissions -- which means Earth could get hotter faster than climate modcorresponding drop in greenhouse gas emissions, the scientists reported.
Report Says Ozone Hole May Disappear by 2050
May 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists.
Scientists Back Plug-In Hybrids
May 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Ken Thomas, Associated Press
A group of scientists urged Congress on Wednesday to fund research for plug-in hybrid vehicles, touting the technology as another way to reduce the nation's dependence on oil through the help of a simple electrical socket.
Climate -- Not Humans -- Killed off Mammoths, Research Suggests
May 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Climate shifts were probably responsible for the extinction of the mammoth and other species more than 10,000 years ago, not over-hunting by humans, according to new research published on Wednesday.
Dolphins, Like Humans, Recognize Names
May 9, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Bottlenose dolphins can call each other by name when they whistle, making them the only animals besides humans known to recognize such identity information, scientists reported Monday.
Biologist Aims to Demystify Wolf and Moose
May 8, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press
Rolf Peterson has chronicled with endless fascination the not-so-peaceful coexistence between wolves and moose on Isle Royale, a wilderness national park in Lake Superior whose isolation provides a rare setting for predator and prey to interact with minimal human contact.
Scientists Probe Atlantic, Find New Species of Life
May 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters
Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday.
Zanzibar Dolphin Deaths Puzzle Scientists
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Ali Sultan, Associated Press
Preliminary investigations have failed to yield an explanation of why hundreds of dolphins left their deep offshore habitat, got stranded in shallow waters and later washed up dead on Zanzibar's northern coast, a scientist said.
Global Warming Weakens Vast Pacific Climate System
May 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Climate scientists identified a likely new victim of global warming Wednesday: the vast looping system of air currents that fuels Pacific trade winds and climate from South America to Indonesia.