Sci/tech

Researcher Can Make All-White-Meat Chicken
August 29, 2005 12:00 AM - Soraya Nadia McDonald, Associated Press

Daniel Fletcher has found a way to transform dark meat chicken into white, a scientific advance some purists say has gone too far. Fletcher, a University of Georgia poultry science professor, said his other white meat isn't designed to compete with the real thing on restaurant menus or grocery shelves.

Deadly Tsunami Reached Around the Globe
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

Last year's Sumatra tsunami focused its death and destruction on the lands around the Indian Ocean, but the great wave traveled around the world and was recorded as far away as Peru and northeastern Canada.

NEXRAD Waterfowl: Conservation at the Speed of Light
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

The next generation of wildlife biologists is using a tool to help manage waterfowl, and migratory birds in general. It's the same tool you might rely on hoping to see tomorrow's sky will be dark, blustery and gray. It's NEXRAD Doppler radar.

Scientists Try to Harness Wave Energy
August 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As the price of a barrel of oil continues to surge, scientists are turning to the ocean as a possible source of alternative energy. The potential for harnessing the power of waves has drawn serious study by Oregon State University, federal and state agencies, and communities along the Oregon Coast.

Weather Forecasting Getting More Complex
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The outlook for predicting the weather is improving. Beginning this month the complex computer programs used by forecasters are getting more data on temperatures, water vapor and gases in the air and on how the ground affects the weather, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.

Scientists Present Rare Woodpecker Audio
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Scientists publicly presented recordings Wednesday purportedly of the ivory-billed woodpecker and said the tape indicated there might be more than one of the rare bird in an eastern Arkansas swamp.

Nine U.S. States Break with Bush on Greenhouse Gases
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Nine northeastern U.S. states are working on a plan to cap and then reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the first U.S. deal of its kind and one which would see the region breaking with President Bush who refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol.

Colorado Scientist Quits Global Warming Panel
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Colorado State University scientist Roger Pielke Sr. has resigned from a Bush administration science advisory team in a disagreement over research into the causes of global warming.

Panel Sees Growing Threat in Melting Arctic
August 24, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The rate of ice melting in the Arctic is increasing and a panel of researchers says it sees no natural process that is likely to change that trend. Within a century the melting could lead to summertime ice-free ocean conditions not seen in the area in a million years, the group said Tuesday.

Cloned Tabby Wildcats Have Kittens
August 22, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The little tabby wildcats are just doing what comes naturally, but the people who cloned them say their kittens are the last bit of proof that cloning can help save endangered species.

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