Sci/tech

Photos Show Climate Change as Ministers Meet in UK
March 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

A photo of Mount Kilimanjaro stripped of its snowcap for the first time in 11,000 years will be used as dramatic testimony for action against global warming as ministers from the world's biggest polluters meet on Tuesday.

Researchers Draw Link Between Second-Hand Smoke and Breast Cancer
March 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Beth Fouhy, Associated Press

Scientists at an influential state agency have completed a draft report linking second-hand smoke to breast cancer. It is the first major report to draw that connection, and one of many findings about the health effects of passive smoking.

Few Clues on Dolphin Deaths in Florida Keys
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Laura Myers, Reuters

Biologists are investigating whether sonar used in U.S. Navy submarine exercises or red tide bacteria contributed to the deaths of more than 30 rough-toothed dolphins in a mass stranding in the Florida Keys last week.

Pacific NW Undersea Quakes Intrigue Scientists
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Scientists searched Monday for signs of a volcanic eruption off the Pacific Northwest coast following a swarm of earthquakes that posed little risk of causing a tsunami but could teach them about how the Earth's crust forms.

Energy-Efficient Phone Adapter Scoops EPA Design Award
March 8, 2005 12:00 AM - GreenBiz.com

A San Jose circuit maker has been named Grand Champion in the category of Efficiency Challenge 2004, an international design competition for power supply efficiency.

Biologists Fret as Mexico Butterfly Numbers Dive
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Catherine Bremer, Reuters

A plunge in the number of monarch butterflies migrating from the United States and Canada to Mexican winter colonies has experts worried logging and pesticides are endangering the fragile insects.

Unusual Life Forms Found at New Hydrothermal Vents in Atlantic
March 4, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

A strange world of see-through shrimp, crabs and other life forms teems around a newly explored field of thermal vents near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists report.

Mystery Squid Helps Prove Ocean Research
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Bill Kaczor, Associated Press

It took only a minute for scientists to discover a new deep-sea species with an experimental infrared camera built in Southern California and light-emitting artificial lure.

Researcher Downplays Ozone Hole Risk
March 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Tommy Grandell, Associated Press

The reported risk of a hole in the ozone layer appearing over the Arctic this winter has been overstated, a Swedish researcher said Wednesday.

Scientists Say Removing All Radioactive Waste from Defense Sites Impractical
March 2, 2005 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

A significant amount of radioactive waste from Cold War bomb-making should remain at former production sites, and several locations should be kept open longer than planned to treat waste from elsewhere, scientists recommended Tuesday.

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