Science News Archive - September 11, 2008

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News A group of Sevier County residents who want to put a vote to the people on the issue of building a coal-fired power plant in Sevier County plans to appeal a court decision in Richfield that upheld a new law dealing with referendums.

Three Gorges Project to raise water level to 175 meters YICHANG, Sept.10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese authorities announced on Wednesday the Three Gorges Project water level would be raised to 175 meters, a milestone in its construction, in mid-September.

CHESTER, Va. (AP) -- A construction worker was killed Wednesday when a partially built retail and residential building collapsed in a Richmond suburb, officials said.

By SETH BORENSTEIN By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON About four out of 10 species of freshwater fish in North America are in peril, according to a major study by U.S., Canadian and Mexican scientists.

A coalition of conservation organizations committed to promoting sustainable forestry in the United States filed a lawsuit today against the Bush Administration. The organizations are the Forest Stewardship Council-US, Conservation Northwest, and the Center for Biological Diversity.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Myanmar PM on Post-Storm Relief, Rehabilitation Work"] Yangon [Rangoon], Sept.

Wouldn't it be nice if the Democrats would present a positive plan of what they would do if they get elected instead of digging up dirt (or manufacturing it) to damage the character of their opponents? Is this the type of representation we want in Washington, leading the greatest free nation in the world? Ralph E.

By Jodi Rogstad The $15.9 million could get curbside recycling started and could finish off projects that need just a bit more to get done.

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 11 September: The Syr Darya basin countries have failed to agree on the most topical issue - rational use of river water.

Indian farmers have threatened to resume protests that have blocked construction of a factory to build Tata Motors' low-cost Nano car unless talks aimed at resolving a dispute over land bring results soon.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.