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Scientists Study Coral Reefs in Caribbean
December 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

U.S. government scientists were taking aerial photos and conducting underwater surveys to study a coral disease threatening life in the Caribbean Sea.

Indian Ocean Nations Prepare for Next Tsunami
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Tarrant, Reuters

The next time a tsunami strikes the Indian Ocean rim, an early warning system should detect it and trigger warnings in time to millions living in coastal communities.

U.S. Greenhouse Gases Rose Two Percent
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Emissions of gases blamed for warming the atmosphere grew by 2 percent in the United States last year, the Energy Department reported Monday.

Wyoming Launches Cloud-Seeding Project
December 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Bob Moen, Associated Press

Wyoming is embarking on an $8.8 million, five-year cloud-seeding project that aims to bolster mountain snowpack, and possibly yield proof of whether cloud seeding actually works.

Researchers Find Mother Squids Nurse Eggs
December 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers said they have uncovered evidence that some mother squids nurse their eggs for months after laying them.

Research Project Reveals Industrial Pollution Inequities
December 14, 2005 12:00 AM - David Pace, Associated Press

A data analysis shows black Americans are 79 percent more likely than whites to live in neighborhoods where industrial pollution is suspected of posing the greatest health danger.

Scientists Say Fissure Could Be a New Ocean
December 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Mitchell, Associated Press

Ethiopian, American and European researchers have observed a fissure in a desert in the remote northeast that could be the "birth of a new ocean basin."

Scientists Say Greenland Glaciers Retreating
December 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

Two of Greenland's largest glaciers are retreating at an alarming pace, most likely because of climate warming, scientists said Wednesday. But researchers at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union also presented studies of the retreat of Alaska's Columbia Glacier that suggest more complexity in the processes of glacial melt.

Ozone Hole Recovery May Take Longer
December 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

The eventual recovery of the gaping ozone hole over Antarctica, first discovered two decades ago, may take years longer than previously predicted, scientists reported Tuesday. Researchers suspect that's because of all the older model refrigerators and car air-conditioning systems in the United States and Canada that are still releasing ozone-killing chemicals.

Researchers to Study Horse Manure, Weeds
November 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers here are looking to horse manure to study the spread of invasive weeds. Dominican University has received a $100,000 National Park Service grant to study how to slow the spread of nonnative plants and weeds in state parks, school officials said.

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