Science News Archive - August 28, 2006


Storms, floods, heat and drought that have killed more than 2,000 people in China this year are a prelude to weather patterns likely to become more extreme due to global warming, the head of the Beijing Climate Center said.


Now that ethanol has become common in gas tanks, two Iowa State University professors are working to get it into martini glasses.

Monsoon rains and flooding have killed at least 130 people in India's western state of Rajasthan, officials said on Monday, with huge swathes of desert underwater.

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The Global Environment Facility (GEF) received commitments of more than $3 billion from donors on Monday to fund environmental projects, securing its funding replenishment for the next four years.

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian biofuel company, Tecbio, has linked up with NASA and U.S. aerospace firm Boeing to develop a biokerosene aviation fuel, Tecbio's President Expedito Parente told a seminar on Monday.

By Julio Villaverde RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian paleontologists have discovered a new giant dinosaur species based on fossilized fragments of the herbivorous reptile that lived 80 million years ago.

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched eastern Cuba on Monday and headed for the Florida Straits, where it could regain hurricane strength and hit Florida's most populous region.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco on Monday said that the United States needed a plan for long-term assistance to survivors of natural disasters in order to avoid the lingering pain still felt by those who lived through Hurricane Katrina a year ago.

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - A weakened Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched Cuba on Monday and headed for the Florida Straits, where it could regain some strength and hit south Florida a year after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]