Sci/tech

E-Waste Proliferating
October 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Tarter, Journal Star

The 16,000 square-foot warehouse at 401 NE Rock Island Avenue in Peoria is piled high with computers and televisions -- all used. It's the place where Recycling for Illinois, a not-for-profit recycling company, seeks to stem the tide of an onrushing sea of electronic appliances.

Study Uncovers Source of California Beach Sand
October 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Pascal Pinck, Reuters

Scientists have cracked one of the enduring geological mysteries of Southern California's famed beaches: where the sand comes from. Researchers had long assumed that coastal rivers washed the bulk of the naturally introduced sand to the beaches south of Los Angeles.

Tsunami Warning System to Be Installed
October 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Niniek Karmini, Associated Press

A team of German and Indonesian scientists will set sail Tuesday for Sumatra island to install a tsunami warning system in the region worst hit by last year's Asian killer wave.

European Polar Satellite Crashes Into Sea
October 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Christian Lowe, Reuters

A satellite designed to measure how fast the polar ice caps are melting crashed into the Arctic Ocean after its launch in northern Russia went wrong, the European Space Agency said on Saturday.

Solar-Powered Homes Exhibit on National Mall
October 7, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The 2005 Solar Decathlon, sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, brings 18 universities together in a competition to design and build an energy efficient 800-square foot home.

Envoy: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Growth Slowing
October 6, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The chief U.S. negotiator on global warming acknowledged Wednesday the nation's glacial pace in reducing greenhouse gases and said even that might not continue in the future.

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.

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