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Science News Archive - July 20, 2007

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If motorists used rechargeable "plug-in" hybrid-electric vehicles in large numbers, the U.S. could see a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of the century, says a study released Thursday.

By Manos, Paul S Soltis, Pamela S; Soltis, Douglas E; Manchester, Steven R; Et al Abstract.- It is widely acknowledged that integrating fossils into data sets of extant taxa is imperative for proper placement of fossils, resolution of relationships, and a better understanding of character evolution.

By Rodriguez, Luis Rincon, Jesusa; Asencio, Isaac; Rodriguez- Castellanos, Laura High-biomass crops can be considered as an alternative to hyperaccumutator plants to phytoremediate soils contaminated by heavy metals.

By Rodriguez, Elena Parsons, Jason G; Peralta-Videa, Jose R; Cruz- Jimenez, Gustavo; Et al This study reports on the capability of the desert plant Chilopsis linearis (Cav.) Sweet (desert willow) to uptake gold (Au) from gold-enriched media at different plant-growth stages.

By Ho, C H Applegate, B; Banks, M K The promotion of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) degradation was demonstrated in the rhizosphere of Festuca arundinacea with Pseudomonas fluorescens. P.

By Bob Cuddy, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Jul. 20--A Denver cheese magnate who bills himself as the world's largest producer of mozzarella has settled a criminal case that arose after he built an illegal airstrip on the historic La Panza Ranch east of Santa Margarita.

By Cat Sieh, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 20--An inner tubing ban on a portion of the Nooksack River's south fork is in its second year, but area residents say tubers -- and associated annoyances -- continue.

By Danielle Zielinski, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jul. 20--JAMES CITY -- A 5-year-old girl drowned in the James River near College Creek late Thursday morning while on a beach outing with her family.

By Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 20--After interviewing four candidates Friday, a two-person committee of the Grand Forks County Board of Commissioners decided to offer the job of Veterans Service Officer to Barbara Zavala of Grand Forks.

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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