Alaska Natives Push for More Toxin Studies
June 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Alaska Natives have seen runny bone marrow in moose and caribou, and lesions and parasites in fish -- and that makes Shawna Larson wonder if toxic chemicals in these traditional foods are making people sick, too.
Calif. Scientists Plan to Kill Barred Owls
June 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Federal scientists are planning to shoot a small number of barred owls they say are crowding out the threatened spotted owl in northern California -- an experiment that could lead to killing thousands of the larger owls on the West Coast.
G8 Draft Climate Text Watered Down
June 16, 2005 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters
A new draft communique on climate change for next month's Group of Eight summit has removed plans to fund research and put into question top scientists' warnings that global warming is already under way.
Firm Expands PC Recycling
June 15, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Sowa, The Spokesman-Review
A Spokane company that for the past two years has gathered up and sold discarded personal computers to Asian processors now says it will dismantle the machines and sell the recyclable waste overseas.
Snakes Have Interesting Habits, Researchers Say
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
It may not matter to people who hate snakes, but researchers at Washington University have discovered that rattlers are adaptable and have some interesting habits.
Arizona Officials May Import Endangered Owls
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Ananda Shorey, Associated Press
Wildlife officials are considering importing endangered owls from Mexico to boost the dwindling population in Arizona. To protect endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, development already has been slowed or altered on thousands of acres of old-growth, ironwood-saguaro forest.
WWF Says Japan Scientific Whaling a Sham
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Japan should stop harpooning whales for scientific research, the WWF environmental group said on Monday in a report denouncing the slaughter as a cover-up for commercial sales of the mammals' meat.
Farmer Cuts Herbicide Bill by Adding Soybean Oil to His Weed Killers
June 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Christine Des Garennes, The News-Gazette
At first, Gene Hood was skeptical. A friend and fellow farmer in Indiana was adding soybean oil to his herbicides. By doing so, he was able to cut back on the amount of weed killers he sprayed on his fields.
California Forest Cameras Snoop on Wildlife
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
A 30-acre patch of forest near Idyllwild has been outfitted with robotic cameras and other high-tech gadgets that spy on wildlife, trees and even roots as part of a pioneering effort by scientists to take nature's pulse.
Researchers Say New Deep Sea Rules Needed
June 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Nick Wadmans, Associated Press
Leaps in technology have made the darkest reaches of the sea much easier to explore, necessitating new rules to govern the precious resources of the deep, researchers said in a report.