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Science News Archive - April 02, 2006

By George Obulutsa DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has ordered farmers and herders who have encroached on water catchment areas and game reserves to leave in a drive to protect the drought- weakened environment, Vice-President Ali Muhammed Shein said.

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Many scientists are not so sure that the oncoming train of global warming can be avoided. Temperatures are going to rise for decades to come because the chief gas that causes global warming lingers in the atmosphere for about a century.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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