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Science News Archive - September 11, 2008

By Lori Van Ingen Every child needs a hero, and Lancaster Science Factory has just the heroes for them - scientists, engineers and mathematicians who have changed society.

THE biggest threat to marine life is not global warming but overfishing and mankind's demand for water, scientists said today.

By DAN SVINGEN The weather is cooling. The kids are studying. The harvest is roaring. The shotguns are shining. These iconic images proclaim that autumn is soon upon us. For some of our fellow creatures, however, that is hardly a news flash.

Colorado's oil and gas conservation commission gave a preliminary OK to proposed rules on how operators restore drilling sites and the paperwork required for permits to drill as it continues deliberation on an overall of environmental and health regulations for the industry.The nine-member commission also gave initial approval this week to rules relating to how far drilling rigs sit from residences and how much money companies have to set aside up front to ensure funds are available to restore sites after the oil and gas are extracted or to clean up environmental hazards.Deliberations on permitting issues are expected to continue today.

By Joanne Kelley Durango Mountain Resort and Colorado Wild said they reached an agreement with the U.S.

THE biggest threat to marine life is not global warming but over- fishing and mankind's demand for water, scientists from the North will say today.

By Charles Newton The sale of Roan Plateau natural gas leases on public land netted Colorado about $2,000 per acre. Nearby private land was leased for 20 times that amount.

By Todd Hartman The move by state regulators to reverse course on tough wildlife protections proposed for oil and gas operators grew out of a recent series of meetings between the parties convened by Gov. Bill Ritter's office.

By Tony Henderson FROM volunteer to chairman - that's how David Brettell has risen in the wildlife world. David, 45, became a volunteer with Northumberland Wildlife Trust in 1995. Now he has been appointed as the new chairman of the trust, which has 13,000 members.

By Marty Meitus We had brunch at the Old Neighborhood Restaurant in Arvada. The salmon dish with some type of wonderful sauce was incredible. Would it be possible to get the recipe? Thank you. - Vicki Malara Alexa Kowalczyk of Old Neighborhood Restaurant has helped us out before.