February 12, 2013 |
Ancient plant and animal matter trapped within Arctic permafrost can be converted rapidly into climate-warming carbon dioxide when melted and exposed to sunlight, according to a new study. In a report published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , a team of environmental and biological scientists examined 27 melting permafrost sites in Alaska and found that bacteria converted dissolved organic carbon materials into the greenhouse gas CO2 40% faster when exposed to ultraviolet light.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2003 |
After the discovery last week of a cross-border tunnel between Mexicali and Calexico in the Imperial Valley, officials are more convinced than ever that the drug- and people-smuggling business has gone underground, literally. The tunnel was the 10th discovered in California and Arizona since federal officials tightened security at the border after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The 10 tunnels in two years compare to just 15 tunnels discovered in the previous 12 years.
November 17, 1998 |
Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe, while visiting Santa Monica, made this discovery: "Back home in Boston, Mo Vaughn dominates the news. Mo this. Mo that. Say it ain't so, Mo. Mo Vaughn--moving on. "It's different out here in the land where Mo may land. There is no sense of urgency about the Anaheim Angels' chances of signing Big Mo. "No 24-hour Mo channel on local cable TV.
February 21, 2005 |
All you need to know about this year's watershed Nissan Open is that Chad Campbell took the second-round lead at nine-under 133 on Friday and Adam Scott grabbed a share of the second-round lead ... on Sunday. In what may go down as the drippiest PGA event since Noah's BC Open, players squeezed out two rounds of golf in four days and will return today to see if anything more can be salvaged. For now, Campbell and Scott share the 36 (sink)-hole lead at nine-under 133.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1997 |
A 66-inch water main collapsed Saturday, closing a portion of Madera Road in Simi Valley and causing water damage to at least one dwelling, officials said. The break in the Calleguas Municipal Water District main occurred about 5 p.m. beneath the two southbound lanes of Madera Road north of Royal Avenue, flooding the street and nearby parking lots with 2 to 3 feet of water, said spokeswoman Kerri LeClair of Simi Valley Water District.
February 2, 1986 |
We are hearing a lot of irresponsible talk about our military bases in the Philippines being "essential" or "indispensable." We may well find ourselves forced out of those "indispensable" bases. But even if we are permitted to stay, there are better alternatives. The bases can be judged essential only in short-term military considerations. They also have political liabilities. They will be leverage in the hands of either the wily President Ferdinand E.