Sci/tech

Unborn Babies Soaked in Chemicals, Survey Finds
July 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

Unborn U.S. babies are soaking in a stew of chemicals, including mercury, gasoline byproducts and pesticides, according to a report to be released Thursday. Although the effects on the babies are not clear, the survey prompted several members of Congress to press for legislation that would strengthen controls on chemicals in the environment.

Researchers, Trackers Study Deer Populations
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Quinn Eastman, North County Times

For a decade, governments throughout San Diego County have bought into the idea that wildlife and development could coexist, if enough open space was preserved with corridors built between them to allow animals to roam.

Philippines Checks Sanctuaries after Bird Flu Case
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Dolly Aglay, Reuters

The Philippines is monitoring poultry farms near bird sanctuaries because the three ducks on farm discovered to have the country's first case of bird flu may have been infected by migratory birds.

Researchers Theorize on Animal Extinction
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The extinction of most of Australia's large animals occurred around 45,000 years ago, shortly after the arrival of humans. A study suggests that human burning of the landscape forced dietary changes that killed off many of the animals.

EarthNews Radio: Biotech Pharming
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Geary, ENN

Do you know what "pharming" is? Jerry Kay spoke to Joseph Mendelson, Co-Founder and Legal Director of the Center for Food Safety to explain:

Lotuses Evolve Smaller on Human Picking
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

When Charles Darwin explained evolution, the process he observed was natural selection. It turns out inadvertent human selection can also cause species to evolve. Take the case of the snow lotus, a rare plant that grows only at high levels in the Himalayas.

EarthTalk: Balloon Releases and Solar-Powered Gadgets
July 4, 2005 12:00 AM - the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine

Given that “what goes up must come down,” balloons released into the air--whether by accident or in large quantities at events--eventually end up as trash on the ground or in bodies of water.

Japan Coast Guard Investigates Strange Water Vapor Plume at Sea Near Iwo Jima
July 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A mysterious column of water vapor that shot a kilometer (3,300 feet) into the sky from the Pacific Ocean near Iwo Jima was likely caused by an underwater volcanic eruption, and ships should avoid the area, Japanese officials said on Sunday.

E-Tagging of Pygmy Elephants Helps Study
July 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Vijay Joshi, Associated Press

Crouched in the vine-tangled forest of Borneo, where the brightest part of the day seems like dusk, Elis Tambing finally got the elusive animal in his laser sight and fired. The pink-quilled dart found its mark: the rump of the female pygmy elephant, a unique and endangered animal found only in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo Island.

Government Scientist Denies Falsifying Yucca Mountain Data
June 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Erica Werner, Associated Press

A scientist at the center of a controversy over potential falsification of documents about the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump insisted before Congress on Wednesday that he did not alter paperwork on the project.

First | Previous | 386 | 387 | 388 | 389 | 390 | Next | Last