Hurricane Experts Wary of Huge Mass of Warm Water in the Atlantic
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Jul 12, 2006 13:28 EST
A large section of the North Atlantic that's about three degrees above normal has made weather forecasters wary this hurricane season.
A mild winter and prevailing southerly winds have had an impact on an area about 1,000 kilometres by 1,000 kilometres,...
Study: Scuba Diving Not A Risk for Decline in Lung Function
Kronshagen, Germany - Jul 11, 2006 21:01 EST
A study by the German Naval Medical Institute suggests that scuba divers are not at greater risk of accelerated decline in lung function.
The researchers performed pulmonary function tests on 590 healthy male members of the German Navy -- 468 were...
Group: Imported Tuna May Have Mercury Levels Over the FDA Limit
Washington, D.C. - Jul 11, 2006 10:22 EST
Many imports of canned tuna have mercury levels higher than the federal limit, according to analysis by an environmental group.
Defenders of Wildlife found the highest levels of mercury in tuna from Ecuador and Mexico - countries known for setting nets...
Enigmatic Carvings on Underwater Ruins in China Mystify Investigators
Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China - Jul 1, 2006 22:18 EST
In an underwater investigation in Fuxian Lake, Yunnan Province, China, started on June 13, archeologists discovered remains of a group of huge ancient buildings at the bottom of the lake. In the past few days, the investigation team found numerous...
Research: Catastrophic 'Lake Burst' Chilled Climate 8,200 Years Ago
East Anglia, UK - Jun 29, 2006 20:39 EST
Ocean circulation changes during the present warm interglacial were more extensive than previously thought, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Cardiff University.
The findings, reported in this week's edition of the international journal Science (30...
Greenpeace: Mediterranean bluefin tuna fish could be on brink of collapse
Cairo, Egypt - Jun 22, 2006 21:19 EST
The bluefin tuna population in the Mediterranean Sea may be on the brink of collapse and the fishery must be closed immediately, said Greenpeace today. The organisation's ship Esperanza, in the Mediterranean on the 4th leg of its fourteen-month Defending...
Whaling commission closes meeting, Japan mulls separate meeting 'of the willing'
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis - Jun 21, 2006 21:27 EST
The International Whaling Commission ended its annual meeting Tuesday, with Japan, unhappy with the moratorium on commercial whaling, considering "a meeting of the willing" outside the IWC for "normalizing" the whaling business.
On Monday, the commission elected William Hogarth, commissioner representing...
Brits Assured WW II-era Torpedo 'Chariots' Will Not Be Salvaged
Phuket, Thailand - Jun 21, 2006 21:24 EST
The British government has scotched, at least for the time being, a planned attempt by local salvage company East Marine SBS Co to raise two British World War II Chariots from the waters off Phuket.
The Military Attaché from the British...