Archive: 7/02/2006

Protection asked for Arkansas woodpecker

A federal judge has been asked to stop a $319 million eastern Arkansas public works project to protect the newly discovered ivory-billed woodpecker.

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NASA fares well in federal spending plan

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration fared well in the administration's 2007 budget proposal, gaining a $16.8 billion increase.

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Canada creates massive 'working' park

The creation of a unique 4.4 million acre environmental "working" park was announced Tuesday along British Columbia's southwest shores.

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Nano World: Microbes can make nanocatalyst

Bacteria can salvage precious metals from electronics and automotive waste and with them create crystals that are nanometers or billionths of a meter wide that in future could serve as toxin removing catalysts, experts told ...

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Estonian oil spill threatens 35,000 birds

As many as 35,000 birds, including rare white-tailed eagles and eagle owls, are in danger as the result of an oil spill off Estonia's northwest coast.

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Nanocoatings: A bathroom that cleans itself

Cleaning bathrooms may become a thing of the past with new coatings that will do the job for you. Researchers at the University of New South Wales are developing new coatings they hope will be used for self-cleaning surfaces ...

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How to Steal a Million Stars?

Based on observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope, a team of Italian astronomers reports that the stellar cluster Messier 12 must have lost to our Milky Way galaxy close to one million low-mass stars.

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