Sci/tech

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.

N2Revolution Tire Inflation System Improves Vehicle Performance, Gas Mileage, and Environment
August 19, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

N2Revolution, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer that develops environmentally friendly automotive products, has announced the official launch of PurigeN98, its flagship product designed to improve energy efficiency, safety and the environment, Wednesday, September 14, 2005.

Dinosaur-Era Tree Set for First Auction Sale
August 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Saplings of a giant tree that was a snack for dinosaurs and was believed to also be extinct until a chance discovery in Australia will be offered for sale to the public next month for the first time.

Crocodile Blood May Yield Powerful New Antibiotics
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Perry, Reuters

Scientists in Australia's tropical north are collecting blood from crocodiles in the hope of developing a powerful antibiotic for humans, after tests showed that the reptile's immune system kills the HIV virus.

University of Wisconsin Records Show High Monkey Deaths
August 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press

A study at the University of Wisconsin led to an unusual number of deaths and illnesses of rhesus monkeys in 2001 and 2002, internal school records show. The UW memos were released Monday by the Primate Freedom Project, a group critical of animal research, which obtained them through an open records request.

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