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Science News Archive - May 10, 2006

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's summer could be hotter and stormier than normal and the country could be hit up to nine typhoons from June, state media said on Wednesday, citing the country's top meteorologists.

Legend has it that a tiger vaulted the mighty Yangtze here at its narrowest point. Before long, anybody or beast might be able to saunter across the river atop a towering dam wall.

Her name is Lola and she's at the top of her class of risk-running rodents being trained to sniff out landmines in Colombia, home to the world's highest number of mine-related deaths and injuries last year.

Armed with statistics on sunshine, temperatures and rainfall, central bank bureaucrats scoured Mexico in the late 1960s for the perfect spot to put one of the world's first tourist traps designed from scratch.

By Allan Akombo KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenya plans to introduce four new tea hybrids to boost quality and cut losses from drought, researchers at a leading state-run body said on Wednesday.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands is donating more than two dozen horses and cattle, close relatives of now extinct species, to Latvia to help the Baltic country preserve its open lands, conservationists said on Wednesday.

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Green groups across Canada united on Wednesday to demand Environment Minister Rona Ambrose step down as chairwoman of international talks looking into ways to strengthen the Kyoto protocol on climate change.

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Green groups across Canada united on Wednesday to demand Environment Minister Rona Ambrose step down as chairwoman of international talks looking into ways to strengthen the Kyoto protocol on climate change.

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U.S. utility Entergy Corp. on Wednesday said it made a new commitment to lower greenhouse gas emissions from its power plants.

By Tom Mcginty, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. May 10--The top eight managers at the Long Island Power Authority made an average of $252,479 in 2005, significantly more than their counterparts at other state authorities, a Newsday analysis of government payrolls has found.

Word of the Day
pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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