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Science News Archive - March 30, 2008

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Gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains no longer have immunity to hunters in the region, as the Federal Endangered Species Act protection was removed on Friday.

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Cities around the world turned out their lights for sixty minutes Saturday for “Earth Hour”, a global campaign to highlight the threat of climate change. In all, hundreds of cities in 35 different countries participated in the event.

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How about a job grossing half a million bucks in 60 minutes? That's what some commercial seine fishermen in Sitka, Alaska, scooped out of the water on Wednesday -- in the form of fatty, silvery Pacific herring.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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