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Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in seas

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Global warming could spur the growth of toxic algae and bacteria in the world’s seas and lakes, with an impact that could be felt in 10 years, US scientists said Saturday. Studies have shown that shifts brought about by climate change make ocean and freshwater environments more…

Japan confirms space probe brought home asteroid dust

A Japanese deep-space probe became the first ever to collect asteroid dust, during a seven-year odyssey that ended with its return to Earth over the Australian desert this year, Japan said Tuesday. The news crowns with success the journey of the unmanned Hayabusa probe, which five years ago made a…

House rejects bill to aid sick 9/11 responders

As aid bill for sick 9/11 responders fails, court settlement may be workers’ only option. A bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to people sickened by World Trade Center dust fell short in the House on Thursday, raising the possibility that the bulk of compensation…

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