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Science News Archive - May 15, 2006

By Gerard Wynn BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in 2005 were 44 million tonnes below a quota of 1.829 billion tonnes under the European Union's carbon trading scheme, the European Commission said on Monday.

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of evacuees started to return home in the central Philippines on Monday as Typhoon Chanchu headed toward southern China after killing 37 people and tearing up villages in the Southeast Asian country.

A heatwave has killed at least 50 people in Pakistan since the start of May, prompting authorities to warn people to stay out of the midday sun as temperatures cross 50 Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in the shade.

By Gerard Wynn BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and Britain called on Monday for tougher greenhouse gas targets after the European Union said emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide fell well short of official quotas last year.

By Gerard Wynn BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany and Britain called on Monday for tougher greenhouse gas targets after the European Union said emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide fell well short of official quotas last year.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities drew a veil of silence on Monday over the sacking of a professor for falsely claming to have invented a new type of computer chip, refusing to say whether he would be prosecuted.

LONDON (Reuters) - Organic farming can help reverse a sharp decline in Britain's agricultural workforce, creating on average 32 percent more jobs than conventional farming, according to a study issued by the Soil Association on Monday.

Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB:LFLT), maker of Protandim(R), a patent-pending dietary supplement that increases the body's natural antioxidant defenses, today announced its "Partnership in Wellness" with MyMedLab, Inc., a Direct-to-Consumer service for medical lab tests.

Florida wildlife officials on Monday hunted for alligators that may have killed two people over the weekend, possibly bringing to three the number of alligator-related deaths in the southern U.S. state in a single week.

Canada defended its leadership of U.N. talks on fighting global warming on Monday despite admitting that Ottawa will not meet its own goals under the Kyoto Protocol.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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