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Science News Archive - May 27, 2006

By Christian Ntsoumou BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Africa will create a fund to promote its unique environment and seek new ways of funding green reforms such as carbon credits and canceling debts in return for conservation, ministers said.

By Achmad Sukarsono YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A dawn earthquake killed more than 3,000 people around the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on Saturday, burying many under the rubble of their homes in a scene survivors said was like the end of the world.

By Laurent Marot KOUROU, French Guiana (Reuters) - A heavy-lift Ariane-5 rocket put telecommunications satellites into orbit for Mexico and Thailand after a launch from French Guiana late on Saturday, space officials said.

The Bush administration said on Saturday the United States has sent $500,000 in aid to Indonesia after a powerful earthquake struck the main island of Java earlier in the day.

By Achmad Sukarsono BANTUL, Indonesia, May 28, Indonesia - Rescue workers dug desperately for survivors on Sunday as distraught residents returned to ruined homes on Indonesia's densely populated island of Java a day after a powerful earthquake killed more than 3,000.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'