Deep-Sea Drill Set for Climate Research
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Joseph Coleman, Associated Press
The CHIKYU is studded with superlatives. Completed last year, the ship houses the world's biggest deep-sea drill, sports a high-tech floating laboratory and boasts a $500 million price tag.
Researcher Finds Pollution Limiting Sunny Days in China
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
China's skies have darkened over the past 50 years, possibly due to haze resulting from a nine-fold increase in fossil fuel emissions, according to researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Alaska Revives Aerial Wolf Control Program
January 30, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeannette J. Lee, Associated Press
Alaska reinstated a population control program Thursday that allows shooting wolves from the air -- more than a week after a judge ruled it was illegal.
Scientists to Pitch Homestake Experiments
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Dirk Lammers, Associated Press
Scientists from around the country will gather in the Black Hills next month to pitch experiments to be performed thousands of feet below ground in an abandoned gold mine.
NASA Says 2005 Was Warmest Year on Record
January 25, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters
Last year was the warmest recorded on Earth's surface, and it was unusually hot in the Arctic, U.S. space agency NASA said Tuesday.
Warming Probably Not Killing Arizona Frogs
January 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Arizona researchers say that a fungal disease killing off frogs in the state probably isn't being triggered by global warming.
Balloons to Help Scientists Clear Cloudy Picture
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
Scientists from 10 countries will release 1,000 weather balloons in Australia's northern city of Darwin over the next month as part an international experiment to try to find out the nature of tropical clouds.
Wind Generator to Use Fire to Examine Bats
January 20, 2006 12:00 AM - John Raby, Associated Press
FPL Energy LLC, the nation's largest generator of wind power, plans to use fire to study bat habitats in a project that involves prescribed burning in a 4,000-acre experimental forest in West Virginia.
El Salvador Studies Mystery Deaths of Rare Turtles
January 19, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters
More than 100 rare sea turtles have washed up dead on Pacific beaches in El Salvador this month, and scientists said they were struggling for an explanation.
Experts to Search Bangladesh for Sandpiper
January 18, 2006 12:00 AM - Parveen Ahmed, Associated Press
A team of international bird experts will begin surveying the Bangladeshi coast Tuesday in search of the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, whose population they believe has dwindled to just 350 pairs.