Egyptian Teen Chokes to Death After Swallowing Fish while Swimming
Cairo, Egypt - Oct 26, 2006 17:46 EST
An Egyptian teenager choked to death after a fish entered his mouth as he was swimming, Egyptian daily al-Wafd reported.
Eighteen-year-old Yasser Ahmad Hussein was swimming in lake Qaroun, southwest of Cairo, when the freak accident occurred.
Yasser was celebrating the three-day...
NASA Looks at Sea Level Rise, Hurricane Risks for New York City
Greenbelt, Maryland - Oct 26, 2006 17:17 EST
New York City has been an area of concern during hurricane season for many years because of the large population and logistics. More than 8 million people live in the city, and it has hundreds of miles of coastline that...
Research: 'Living Fossil' Blood-Sucking Lamprey 'Parasitic for 360 Million Years'
Chicago, Illinois - Oct 25, 2006 17:18 EST
Scientists from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the University of Chicago have uncovered a remarkably well-preserved fossil lamprey from the Devonian period that reveals today's lampreys as "living fossils" since they have remained largely unaltered for...
Icelandic Whalers Catch Second Fin Whale; Seven More To Meet Quota
Reykjavik, Iceland - Oct 24, 2006 17:57 EST
Icelandic whalers have caught a second fin whale since the North Atlantic nation resumed commercial whaling a week ago, Icelandic company Hvalur said Tuesday.
The whale was harpooned Monday off Iceland's west coast, Brinna Loftsdottir of Hvalur told Deutsche Presse-Agentur...
Big Food: Consumer Reports Should Withdraw Fish Advisory for Pregnant Women
Washington, D.C. - Oct 18, 2006 19:14 EST
In light of yesterday's thoughtful conclusions about seafood and health from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom is urging the Consumers Union of the United States (publisher of Consumer Reports magazine) to withdraw its recommendation...
Researcher: Great White Sharks Travel Far; California to Hawaii and Back
Monterey, California - Oct 18, 2006 19:06 EST
A great white shark is back along the Central Coast after deep ocean travels as far as Hawaii.
Sean Van Sommeran, executive director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation, said satellite tracking devices picked up the shark off Ano Nuevo Island...
Scientists: Bacteria Discovered in Undersea Mud That Eats Methane
Bremen, Germany - Oct 18, 2006 09:54 EST
Bacteria that live in volcanically heated mud deep under the sea off the coast of Norway feed on methane, a gas that is partly to blame for climate change, a Franco-German team of scientists have discovered. The newly-discovered creatures were...
Report: China's Coastline Polluted, Improving; 24% of Offshore Seawater 'Bad'
Beijing, China - Oct 15, 2006 20:55 EST
Part of China's more than 3-million-square-kilometre marine environment is suffering from pollution due to land-based activities, an investigation report released in 2005 showed.
The report said that about 24 per cent of offshore seawater quality was bad, while 67 per...