Sci/tech

Stranded Whales Mystify U.S. Researchers
March 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

ests of blood and urine, sampling of stomach contents and checks for damage caused by sonar have all left scientists puzzled by a mass stranding of whales off the North Carolina Coast last year.

Beetles at Alaska Museum are Unsung Soldiers of Global Warming Research
March 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press

The stench is overwhelming, a rancid sweetness that stings the eyes and lungs, clinging to hair and clothes like a vile perfume. This is the smell of global warming research at work.

WMO Sees Link Between Global Warming and Hurricanes
March 27, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

There is growing evidence of a link between global warming and natural disasters such as droughts and flooding, the head of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Friday.

Biologist Never Tires of Watching Wolves
March 24, 2006 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Rolf Peterson has watched a bleeding female wolf struggle to survive, helped by a turncoat male from the rival pack that had mauled and left her for dead.

NASA Radar Plane Gauges Arctic Snow Layer
March 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

A radar-equipped NASA plane is flying low over the Arctic this week to measure the snow on top of sea ice, a finding with implications for polar bears and possibly humans, an ice scientist said this week.

Study Shows Wolverines Travel Hundreds of Miles
March 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A multiple-year study of wolverines by the Wildlife Conservation Society and state and federal agencies has found that the fierce, reclusive animals travel hundreds of miles.

States Look to Regional Cloud-Seeding
March 14, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Needing more water to keep up with growth, Arizona and the six other Colorado River Basin states are looking to the sky.

New Animal Resembling Furry Lobster Found
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A team of American-led divers has discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday.

Biologists, Amateurs Search for Woodpecker
March 8, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists and amateurs toting some of the fanciest gear in Congaree National Park are trying to find the rarest of woodpeckers among some of the nation's tallest and oldest trees.

Gliders Tracking Whale Calls, Ocean Waves
March 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

Six-foot, 100-pound underwater gliders are swimming the oceans of the world and dutifully sending data home on everything from whale calls to the massive waves produced by hurricanes.

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