Science News Archive - August 14, 2008
Residents fear a giant composting plant planned for the outskirts of a rural village could be a health hazard. Villagers in Moreton-on-Lugg, between Hereford and Leominster, say they will fight plans to bring a county's garden waste to a local farm so it can be turned into lorryloads of compost.
Beachgoers are being put on alert after a swarm of a huge, deadly species of tropical jellyfish arrived in British waters. Some 18 Portuguese Man o' War have been found off South West beaches in the past seven days. This compares to just six recorded here since 2003.
The nation will be more racially and ethnically diverse, as well as much older, by midcentury, according to projections released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Minorities, now roughly one-third of the U.S.
To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Steven Camarota, of the Center for Immigration Studies, +1-202-466-8185, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, Aug.
By Janice Francis-Smith Miles Tolbert on Tuesday smiled broadly as he referred to the rigors of his job as Oklahoma's secretary of the environment as "a joy." But despite his exceedingly positive assessment of the position, Tolbert resigned Tuesday to return to the private sector as an attorney.
By Janice Francis-Smith The opportunity to get more money from Congress for water planning projects this year is almost over, legislative advocate Josh McClintock told members of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board on Tuesday.
An award-winning pounds39m retail and leisure complex has been granted a charter to mark its green credentials. Marshall's Yard in Gainsborough has met the criteria for the British Council of Shopping Centres' Sustainability Charter.
By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: After recent protests over vanishing water bodies in the city, residents of Vasant Kunj met L-G Tejinder Khanna on Friday, where he assured them that Neela Hauz lake in their area, which is being filled up at present for construction of a flyover, would be restored once work is complete.
By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - A 4-mile stretch of beach from Alamitos Avenue to 72nd Place remained closed today after a broken sewer pipe near Watts spilled 20,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Los Angeles River, lifeguards said. The beaches were closed at about 3:10 p.m.
By - The Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A federal judge has overturned a Clinton-era ban on road construction in nearly a third of national forests, the latest turn in a long-running dispute over U.S. Forest Service rules for undeveloped land. U.S.