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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

April 24, 2014

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Study links California drought to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) —     While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Study links California drought to global warming
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 4:07 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter.

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Wednesday 04/23/2014
Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 5:32 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian researchers have combined cochlear implants with gene therapy in an experiment that improves the hearing of deafened animals.

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Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 4:05 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.

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Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 1:01 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.

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Tuesday 04/22/2014
Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 7:02 pm

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline — possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery.

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Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal
Updated: April 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States.

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Monday 04/21/2014
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 6:06 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

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Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
Updated: April 21, 2014 - 6:06 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider truths get further from our own experiences and from the present time.

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