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Science News Archive - January 31, 2009

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Experts say if projects to produce ethanol from commercial waste are increased, what we throw away could soon be used to power our cars.

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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.

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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.

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An experiment to study the effects of naturally deposited iron in the Southern Ocean has filled in a key piece of the puzzle surrounding iron’s role in locking atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ocean.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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