LA Times Science Files for 2007/06/01

These are items compiled by staff of the LA Times.

    Border alert on TB patient disregarded

    DENVER – A man infected with an extremely dangerous strain of tuberculosis was waved into the United States at a border crossing even after a routine check of his passport set off an urgent warning, authorities said Thursday. By Jia-Rui Chong, Stephanie Simon and Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writers.

    Cancer reported in Sept. 11 first responders

    NEW YORK – Some of the first responders who were exposed to the cocktail of toxins produced at the World Trade Center collapse are developing a form of cancer often seen in much older people, in what one doctor calls the “third wave” of disorders to emerge from the Sept. 11 disaster. By Delthia Ricks, Newsday.

    Plan to clean air may kill ambience

    Regulation would limit wood-burning fireplace construction and use. By Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer.

    Bush offers to take climate lead

    WASHINGTON – On the eve of a major international summit, President Bush proposed Thursday that the United States and the other nations that produce most of the gases responsible for global warming initiate a campaign to limit emissions and set long-term goals for reductions. By James Gerstenzang and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers.

    NASA chief not worried about global warming

    The head of NASA, Michael D. Griffin, said Thursday that he was not sure whether global warming was “a long-term concern or not.” By Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writer.

    China speaks out on food safety

    Officials defend their nation’s record after scandals set off alarms around a world increasingly reliant on its exports. By Ching-Ching Ni, Times Staff Writer.

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