Science News Archive - April 18, 2006

SEOUL (Reuters) - A sand storm that covered homes and streets in the Chinese capital with a brownish-yellow dust has clogged the air over the Korean peninsula, weather officials said on Tuesday.

TOKYO (Reuters) - A million-year-old ice sample drilled from 3 kilometres under the Antarctic and unveiled in Tokyo on Tuesday could yield vital clues on climate change, Japanese scientists said.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c35739) has announced the addition of Food Distributors - Industry Profile to their offering. The wholesale food distribution industry in the US includes about 35,000 companies and has annual sales over $600 billion.

The volcano that looms above his village is spewing smoke and lava, and scientists warn it could erupt anytime. But like many people farming the fertile slopes of Mount Merapi, Ismail says there is no need to panic.

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Officials urged a small farming town in southern Peru to evacuate on Tuesday after a volcano sent smoke and ash 2,600 feet into the air, but residents were reluctant to leave.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's State Lands Commission on Monday passed an advisory resolution saying that new power plant leases must not use seawater as a coolant or meet strict standards regarding seawater's use.


Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China's capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said Tuesday.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said that dust storms that whipped Beijing and northern China in recent days were a sharp reminder of the severity of the country's environmental problems.

By Tom Dochat, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa. Apr. 19--The Hershey Co. won't have to disclose its cocoa suppliers, shareholders overwhelmingly voted Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.