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Using Chemicals To Cut Global Warming May Damage O-zone Layer

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The rule of unintended consequences threatens to strike again. Some researchers have suggested that injecting sulfur compounds into the atmosphere might help ease global warming by increasing clouds and haze that would reflect sunlight.

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Pine Beetle Outbreaks Turn Forests Into Carbon Source

Posted: 04/24/2008 - An outbreak of mountain pine beetles in British Columbia is doing more than destroying millions of trees: By 2020, the beetles will have done so much damage that the forest is expected to release more carbon dioxide than it absorbs, according to new research.

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Appeals Court Spares Sea Lions In Oregon River, For Now

Posted: 04/24/2008 - A federal appeals court handed an animal rights group a partial victory in a dispute over the fate of California sea lions in the Columbia River, allowing some to be trapped but none to be killed this spring.

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SKorea Trains Cloned Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The country that created the world's first cloned canine plans to put duplicated dogs on patrol to sniff out drugs and explosives.

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Submarine Volcano Found Near Iceland

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Volcanologists say they have found a large under-water volcano in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Iceland.

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Earthquake Forecast Looks Grim For California

Posted: 04/23/2008 - California has more than a 99% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years, according to scientists using a new model to determine the probability of big quakes.

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Spacecraft's Shaky Descent Under Scrutiny

Posted: 04/23/2008 - While NASA managers await the results of a Russian engineering analysis to determine what went wrong during a returning Soyuz capsule's steep, off-course descent from the international space station Saturday, space experts around the world are discussing what may have been a much more serious problem than initially believed.

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Experts Fear Nation's Waterways Need Rescuing - From Us

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Federal agencies, states, tribes and concerned citizens are spending millions of dollars and thousands of hours on waterway restoration projects to reverse decades of poor management and combat the mounting threats of population and climate change.

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Thick Layers Of Snow Poised To Refresh Parched West

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Across the West this spring, the picture is similar, with abundant mountain snow in most areas promising runoff that will provide a break from the drought that has sporadically parched the region since late 1999.

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Geological Survey Updates Earthquake Threat Map

Updated: 04/22/2008 - Following last week's earthquake in the Midwest, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a new set of maps and information with updated information regarding earthquake risk.

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FCC chief again critiques Comcast net tactics

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The top U.S. communications regulator said on Tuesday that an investigation of how Comcast Corp manages its network had raised further concerns about tactics the company has used to restrict Internet users who share movies and other material.

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Life expectancy falls in poorer U.S. counties: Study

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Life expectancy may have reached an all-time high for the United States, but it is declining in many poor counties, especially among women, researchers reported on Monday.

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Scientists Study Arctic Haze For Clues To Rapid Melting

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Visitors to Alaska often marvel at the crisp, clear air. But the truth is, the skies above the Arctic Circle work like a giant lint trap during late winter and early spring, catching all sorts of pollutants swirling around the globe.

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Some Grocery Stores soon will not use plastic bags

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Did you know Americans throw away one hundred billion plastic bags every year? That's 100-billion bags. And fewer than 1% are recycled. But now, many cities and retail chains are doing something about it.

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