Sci/tech

UConn Scientists Probe Sea Squirt Invasion
May 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A blob-like creature is invading Long Island Sound and posing a threat to its lobsters and other shellfish, University of Connecticut scientists say.

Australian Study Says Global Warming Speeding Up
May 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming could be happening faster than scientists had previously thought and weather extremes such as heatwaves could become common, an Australian government report said on Tuesday.

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.

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