Sci/tech

Alaska Revives Aerial Wolf Control Program
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press

Alaska reinstated a population control program Thursday that allows shooting wolves from the air -- more than a week after a judge ruled it was illegal.

Scientists to Pitch Homestake Experiments
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Dirk Lammers, Associated Press

Scientists from around the country will gather in the Black Hills next month to pitch experiments to be performed thousands of feet below ground in an abandoned gold mine.

NASA Says 2005 Was Warmest Year on Record
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Last year was the warmest recorded on Earth's surface, and it was unusually hot in the Arctic, U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday.

Warming Probably Not Killing Arizona Frogs
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Arizona researchers say that a fungal disease killing off frogs in the state probably isn't being triggered by global warming.

Balloons to Help Scientists Clear Cloudy Picture
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Scientists from 10 countries will release 1,000 weather balloons in Australia's northern city of Darwin over the next month as part an international experiment to try to find out the nature of tropical clouds.

Wind Generator to Use Fire to Examine Bats
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - John Raby, Associated Press

FPL Energy LLC, the nation's largest generator of wind power, plans to use fire to study bat habitats in a project that involves prescribed burning in a 4,000-acre experimental forest in West Virginia.

El Salvador Studies Mystery Deaths of Rare Turtles
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

More than 100 rare sea turtles have washed up dead on Pacific beaches in El Salvador this month, and scientists said they were struggling for an explanation.

Experts to Search Bangladesh for Sandpiper
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Parveen Ahmed, Associated Press

A team of international bird experts will begin surveying the Bangladeshi coast Tuesday in search of the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, whose population they believe has dwindled to just 350 pairs.

Alaska Volcano Erupts, Shooting Ash Miles High
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

A volcano on an uninhabited island off the coast of Alaska erupted again Tuesday, shooting ash miles into the air, a scientist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory said.

Warm Weather Isolates Northern Canadian Natives
January 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcy Nicholson, Reuters

A group of Canadian aboriginal leaders said Friday their northern communities are in a state of emergency because abnormally mild temperatures have hindered construction of vital winter roads.

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