Science News Archive - January 31, 2009
Experts say if projects to produce ethanol from commercial waste are increased, what we throw away could soon be used to power our cars.
A new report unveiled Friday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland says the world is heading toward "water bankruptcy" as demand outpaces the high rate of population growth.
A part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canada's British Columbia, is a potential "hot spot" for toxic harmful algal blooms affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts.
An experiment to study the effects of naturally deposited iron in the Southern Ocean has filled in a key piece of the puzzle surrounding ironâ€™s role in locking atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ocean.
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