Archive: 11/27/2007

Global warming sends salamanders packing

A genetic study of the salamander family that encompasses two-thirds of the world's salamander species shows that periods of global warming helped the amphibians diversify and expand their range from North ...

Nov 27, 2007 3.3 / 5 (11) 0

Fin whales' big gulp

Some baleen whales, in their powerful feeding lunges, gulp a volume of water equal to a school bus, according to new calculations by biologists at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, ...

Nov 27, 2007 4.2 / 5 (21) 0

Where does stored nuclear waste go?

Millions of gallons of hazardous waste resulting from the nation’s nuclear weapons program lie in a remote location in southeastern Washington state called Hanford. Beneath this desert landscape about two ...

Nov 27, 2007 3.9 / 5 (27) 0