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Science News Archive - September 11, 2008

More than 8,000 trees and hedging plants have been planted by Cornish schools and youth groups over the past year. The Cornwall branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) gave a grant of pounds10,000 to the project.

A researcher at Florida State University says he's found a mechanism in proteins that helps explain evolution at molecular levels.

A Compost doctor will give people advice on recycling at a special environment day. The event, at Middleton Road, Stoney Wood, Wirksworth on Saturday will urge everyone to recycle and re-use items.

A SLURRY leak threatened a salmon river yesterday. Up to 30,000 gallons of poisonous waste leaked from a tank on a farm near Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. Some got into a burn at Gerranton Farm that leads to the River Urr. SEPA were dealing with the spill.

By Sam Bennett Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification.

A Community Resource Team has been formed by Gramor Development Inc./Columbia Waterfront LLC and the city of Vancouver to help guide the development of parks and open spaces at Vancouver's waterfront.

By LAURA DALE Dartmoor farmers have been refused planning permission to build an agricultural worker's home for their son for the second time.

By Emma Corlett Business Editor Milk Link is selling its Somerset creamery in a deal that promises fresh investment in the site.

Potassium nitrate is an ingredient of fertiliser and widely available from garden centres. It is a stable substance until mixed with certain other materials. Once this happens, a chemical reaction takes place as it releases carbon dioxide. It was favoured by IRA bomb-makers.

The city on Saturday will host an organic gardening and integrated pest management workshop at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center. The event is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 7810 Quill Drive.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.