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Science News Archive - April 06, 2006

Scientists have been working hard to understand the environmental conditions causing the widespread coral bleaching in Australia's Great Barrier Reef and it's subsequent effects on the global ecology. This work is being aided by NASA satellites which provide scientists with near-real-time sea surface temperature and ocean color data.

Professors at the University of Nottingham have discovered a way to discover leaks in natural gas pipelines by studying the behavior of the plants around the leak.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's best known environmentalist was in stable condition on Thursday after police arrested her eight days into her hunger strike to demand rehabilitation of thousands of villagers displaced by a dam.

LONDON (Reuters) - New powers which allow local authorities to issue stiffer, on-the-spot fines of up to 80 pounds for littering, scrawling graffiti or failing to clear up dog mess come into force on Thursday.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators said on Thursday they were taking legal action against several EU member states for failing to apply four of the 25-nation bloc's climate change laws.

By Nitin Luthra and Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's most famous environmentalist was in stable condition on Thursday after police forcibly took her to hospital eight days into a hunger strike to demand rehabilitation of thousands of villagers will be displaced by a dam.

When you can't get people to recycle trash by appealing to their environmental conscience, there's a simple solution that seems to work: pay them.

Last October, a group of scientists met in the fortress-like biological sciences building of the University of Alberta's Edmonton campus to mull how best to kill all 4,500 bison in a Canadian national park.

Please read in 7th paragraph ... Luo headed a delegation that visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre and said he had a discussion with the U.S. space agency's administrator, Michael Griffin.

Ants evolved far earlier than previously believed, as far back as 140 million to 168 million years ago -- and they have plants to thank for their diversity, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

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