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Science News Archive - August 29, 2006

One year after Hurricane Katrina battered the U.S. Gulf Coast and his political standing, President George W. Bush acknowledged on Monday that a complete recovery was still a long way off.

Scientists on Monday unveiled a replica of a skeleton scientists said was from the largest dinosaur species yet discovered in Brazil - a mid-sized herbivore that roamed central Brazil some 80 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period.

A University of Oklahoma professor has helped invent a device that measures the likelihood that lightning will strike.

JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - Relief workers in India's flood-affected western state of Rajasthan stepped up efforts to rescue thousands of stranded villagers on Tuesday, as water levels began to recede, officials said.

Environmental causes championed by scientists and watchdog groups are reaching wider audiences as they gain prominence in popular mainstream media.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and Asian auto makers must do more to meet voluntary targets to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars or face possible legislative action, the European Union's executive said on Tuesday.

By George Thande VICTORIA (Reuters) - Seychelles, battling the invasion of alien marine species, said on Tuesday it was setting up an area within its territorial waters where visiting ships will have to exchange their ballast water before docking.

New Orleans should embrace its watery environment and restore wetlands as it rebuilds, suggests a prize-winning architect hired to design a modernistic central park in the city's downtown.

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter to ride out expected high winds and rain from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S.

By Jeff Mason BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and Asian auto makers must do more to meet voluntary targets to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars or face possible legislative action, the European Union's executive arm said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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