Science News Archive - April 07, 2006
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has punished eight officials for polluting a chain of once thriving lakes near Beijing, pushing a drive for greener growth, state media said on Friday.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Recent rains across drought-hit east Africa are a mixed blessing which may help crops and grazing, but will also block aid routes and harm weak animals further, British-based charity Oxfam said on Friday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy faces the prospect of daily fines for failing to comply with rulings by the European Union's top court that it broke EU environment laws, the bloc's executive said on Friday.
The discovery of a possible hibernation hormone in the brain may unlock the mystery behind the dormant state. Hibernation allows animals from bears to rodents to survive unscathed -- in a state of suspended animation -- under the harshest of winter conditions.
Authorities trying to limit disease outbreaks will be able to trace livestock movements from birth to slaughter by 2009, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday.
He's huge, he can be vicious and sometimes he stinks. His oral hygiene is so poor that if he bites you, you're pretty much guaranteed a life-threatening infection. He's going to be very popular.
Federal regulators voted Thursday to severely restrict salmon fishing off the coasts of Oregon and Northern California this summer to protect dwindling populations in the Klamath River.
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - In an extreme energy project tapping heat from raw sewage, Oslo's citizens are helping to warm their homes and offices simply by flushing the toilet.
Researchers trying to make tiny machines have turned to the power of nature, engineering a virus to attract metals and then using it to build minute wires for microscopic batteries.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers trying to make tiny machines have turned to the power of nature, engineering a virus to attract metals and then using it to build minute wires for microscopic batteries.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.