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Science News Archive - July 30, 2007

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 28--State officials seek to spend $2 million to buy 9.4 acres of Florida Keys land for conservation. Five parcels proposed for purchase go before Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet for approval Tuesday in Tallahassee.

Hollywood residents believe they've found a humane way to reduce their pigeon population and the messes the birds make: the pill.

Washington officials are taking steps to ensure that the predicted resurgence of the endangered grey wolf in the state is managed correctly.

By Anne Cook, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Jul. 29--MANSFIELD -- George Kasbergen's dairy has given new life to an Illinois industry that's been in decline for years.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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