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Dam Researcher among Environmental Prize Winners
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A Chinese researcher who prompted officials to give greater thought to building dams and an activist who exposed timber plunder in Liberia were two of six recipients Monday of one of the world's most prominent environmental awards.

Global Warming Behind Record 2005 Storms, U.S. Expert Says
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Thom Akeman, Reuters

A leading U.S. government storm researcher said Monday that the record hurricane season last year can be attributed to global warming.

Power Plant Waste Eyed for Green Building
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press

Coal-burning power plants spend millions disposing of fly ash, a fine powder loaded with mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals. Henry Liu has a solution to the quandary of fly ash disposal: He wants to bring it into our homes and offices.

Scientists Seek Clues to Dying Steelhead
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Steelhead, which are similar to rainbow trout but spend much of their lives in the ocean and return to rivers to spawn, have such complex life cycles that unraveling the mystery of their decline is difficult.

Study Indicates Mormon Crickets Invade to Survive
April 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The threat of being eaten could drive the march of Mormon crickets as they munch their way across millions of acres in the arid West, new research suggests.

Fossil Suggests Snakes Evolved on Land
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

A fossil find in Argentina has revealed a two-legged creature that's the most primitive snake known, a discovery that promises to fire up the scientific debate about whether snakes evolved on land or in the sea.

Act Now on Climate Change, Scientists Urge Canada
April 20, 2006 12:00 AM - David Ljunggren, Reuters

Unless Canada's new government moves quickly to tackle global warming the country's economy and quality of life will increasingly suffer in decades to come, 90 top environmental experts told Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an open letter.

Scientists Find Strong Bacterial Glue
April 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A common bacteria that clings to the inside of water pipes stays in place with the strongest glue known to exist in nature, according to a team of scientists.

New Technology Could Help Clean Manure
April 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new technology being promoted by Green Mountain Power and the University of Vermont might clean up manure before it's spread on farm fields, reducing the chances for air and water pollution.

Some Worms Like It Really, Really Hot, Study Finds
April 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A species of worm that thrives on undersea hot-water vents prefers the hottest water possible, choosing to live at temperatures that kill other animals, researchers reported Thursday.

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