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.
Federal Judge Allows Global Warming Lawsuit To Go Forward
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - David Kravets, Associated Press
Environmental groups and four U.S. cities can sue federal development agencies on allegations the overseas projects they back financially contribute to global warming, a judge has ruled.
Japan Scrubs Iraq Marshland Donor Conference amid Constitution Negotiations
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Hans Greimel, Associated Press
A donors conference to coordinate the revival of southern Iraq's once-lush marshlands has been canceled because of the ongoing stalemate in Baghdad over the country's constitution.
Police Arrest Two People Suspected of Releasing Alligator in Los Angeles Lake
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press
Two people were arrested Wednesday for allegedly turning an alligator loose in a small city lake, where the reptile has evaded capture while drawing many spectators.
Workers Evacuated at U.S. Nuclear Site after Leak
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters
Some workers at the largest nuclear waste dump in the United States were evacuated Wednesday after a container filled with radioactive material was breached as it was being removed from storage, the U.S. Department of Energy said.
Appeals Court Says Feds Must Increase Protection for Depleted Pacific Groundfish
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press
An appeals court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must increase protections for the Pacific fish species commonly known as red snapper, whose population has been depleted by overfishing.
Congressional Panel To Hear of Woes at National Parks
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Scott S. Greenberger, Boston Globe
The Adams National Historical Park in Quincy is blessed with a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including a wet-pressed copy of the Declaration of Independence presented to John Adams in the 1820s, but many visitors don't get to see them.
Iraqi Minister Says Rebuilding Water Infrastructure May Take up to Five Years
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Mattias Karen, Associated Press
Iraq's water resources minister said Wednesday it could take up to five years to rebuild the country's water supply infrastructure, and that the lack of electricity and clean water has made sanitation "a desperate need" in rural areas.
North Dakota Pelicans Probably Headed to Canada
August 25, 2005 12:00 AM - James MacPherson, Associated Press
Thousands of American white pelicans that abandoned the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in central North Dakota after their chicks mysteriously died appear to have headed across the border to Canada, in southern Manitoba.