Sci/tech

Fossil Fish Sheds Light on Transition
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press

Scientists have caught a fossil fish in the act of adapting toward a life on land, a discovery that sheds new light one of the greatest transformations in the history of animals.

Scientists in Dispute over Carbon Curbs, Magazine Reveals
April 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A row has broken out between scientists seeking a way to bring more nations into the carbon curbing fold after the first phase of the Kyoto Treaty expires in 2012, New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday.

Expert Says It Was Hotter 247 Million Years Ago
April 5, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Global warming consumed so much oxygen that it nearly wiped out all life on the planet 247 million years ago, said John Roth, the natural resources specialist for the Oregon Caves National Monument.

Company Produces Clones From Cutting Horses
April 4, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A company that offers horse owners exact duplicates of their animals says it has successfully cloned two top-earning horses.

Scientists Scramble to Find Alternatives to Banned Pesticide
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Elliott Minor, Associated Press

The deadline for the United States and 32 other industrialized countries to stop using methyl bromide was Jan. 1, 2005, but the U.N. agreed to allow "critical exemptions" on a few crops.

Caribbean Coral Suffers Record Bleaching, Death
March 31, 2006 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

A one-two punch of bleaching from record hot water followed by disease has killed ancient and delicate coral in the biggest loss of reefs scientists have ever seen in Caribbean waters.

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.

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