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Science News Archive - May 16, 2006

Lava streamed down the sides of Indonesia's mystical Mount Merapi on Tuesday, but the clouds of hot gas belching from the top were substantially smaller than the day before.

By Rupam Jain Nair SIYANI, India (Reuters) - With a big house, cattle and a healthy cotton crop, Indian farmer Praveen Jhala is considered the most eligible bachelor in the village, but with no water in his well he can't get a bride for love nor money.

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise May 16--Personnel from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's Nampa Hatchery are releasing more than 51,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout at various locations this month. Because of high river flows, local ponds are the focus of this month's stocking efforts.

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil spilled 17 years ago by the tanker Exxon Valdez still threatens wildlife around Alaska's Prince William Sound, scientists reported on Tuesday, a finding that could add $100 million to cleanup costs for Exxon Mobil Corp.

Oil spilled 17 years ago by the tanker Exxon Valdez still threatens wildlife around Alaska's Prince William Sound, scientists reported on Tuesday, a finding that could add $100 million to cleanup costs for Exxon Mobil Corp.

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil spilled 17 years ago by the tanker Exxon Valdez still threatens wildlife around Alaska's Prince William Sound, scientists reported on Tuesday, a finding that could add $100 million to cleanup costs for Exxon Mobil Corp.

A key GOP lawmaker warned on Tuesday that the opening of a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert that is already 10 years behind schedule may be further delayed because the U.S. government has no plans to recycle waste from 103 nuclear power plants.

Rain soaked New England for a fifth straight day on Tuesday after the worst flooding in 70 years forced thousands from their homes overnight, but authorities said the worst of the floods appeared to be over.

India said on Tuesday that poor nations had to give priority to ending poverty rather than fighting global warming at 189-nation U.N. climate talks criticized by environmentalists as a rambling talk shop.

U.S. farmers and ranchers should sign electronic petitions to support a Congressional proposal for $4 billion in agricultural disaster aid the White House has vowed to veto, a handful of senators said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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