Sci/tech

Oxygen Helped Mammals Grow, Study Finds
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Mammals, once tiny creatures scampering on the forest floor, grew larger as the amount of oxygen in the air increased over millions of years, a new study says.

Researchers Launch Biggest Study of U.S. Children
September 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Researchers hoping to determine the causes of many common diseases like autism and diabetes will follow 100,000 U.S. children from birth through adulthood in the largest ever study of its kind.

Warming Causes Record Arctic Ice Melt, U.S. Report Says
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Timothy Gardner, Reuters

The Arctic ice shelf has melted for the fourth straight year to its smallest area in a century, driven by rising temperatures that appear linked to a buildup of greenhouse gases, U.S. scientists said Wednesday.

GE Plastics Seminar Includes Environmental Component
September 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

GE Plastics, a subsidiary of General Electric, sponsored the New York City Innovation seminar last week, with a strong environmental component comprising part of the program.

Scientists Capture Giant Squid on Camera
September 28, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Japanese scientists have taken the first photographs of one of the most mysterious creatures in the deep ocean -- the giant squid.

No One Can Say If Warming Caused Katrina, Rita
September 27, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Scientists say it's not easy to tell if global warming caused hurricanes Katrina and Rita but Monday they forecast more unpredictable weather as Earth gets hotter.

Early Snowmelts Heating Alaska Arctic, Study Suggests
September 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Yereth Rosen, Reuters

Spring snowmelt in Alaska's Arctic is occurring progressively earlier, accelerating the region's climate change and helping produce its warmest summers in at least 400 years, according to a new study.

Scientists Say Trying To Modify Hurricane Behavior Is Futile Because Storms Are Too Strong
September 23, 2005 12:00 AM - Joseph B. Verrengia, Associated Press

Atmospheric scientists say it's wishful thinking that we could destroy or even influence something as huge and powerful as a hurricane. They abandoned such a quest years ago after more than two decades of inconclusive government-sponsored research.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Partners with Los Angeles Unified School District in Fall Teacher Workshop Series
September 22, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is partnering with the Los Angeles Unified School District in sponsoring a series of teacher training workshops this fall, including sessions on electricity, water science, ecology and general environmental subjects

China Releases Endangered Sturgeons Implanted with Microchips in Migration Study
September 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

More than 1,000 endangered Chinese sturgeons implanted with micro chips have been released into the Yangtze River as part of a project to study their migration habits, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

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