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Science News Archive - May 20, 2006

The ozone hole over the Antarctic is likely to begin contracting in the future and may disappear by 2050 because of a reduction in the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting gases, according to a team of Japanese scientists.

ILLMITZ, Austria (Reuters) - Germany intends to stick with its 2008-2012 carbon dioxide emissions trading plan, despite the recent fall in carbon prices, Germany's environment minister said on Saturday.

By Pat Jackson AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday global warming is a greater threat to the future than terrorism and that the United States and other countries must "get off our butts" and do something about it.

Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.