Science News Archive - September 12, 2008

By Daina Savage Drought damage. Saturday's soaking rain and Tuesday's storm brought much-needed moisture to our gardens. Still, any newly planted trees and shrubs won't be out of danger yet. You'll need to monitor them for the first few years, and be ready to supplement rainfall if needed.

1 Make a fragrant thyme or chamomile seat by building a raised brick bed, filling with gritty compost and planting with chamomile or different spreading thymes to form a scented cushion. 2 Edge a small formal herb border with dwarf box hedging or mounds of dwarf cotton lavender.

By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer The South River Federation's new riverkeeper is a Selby on the Bay resident and water-quality specialist who's familiar with the threats to the bay.

THE main M4 corridor was shut for five hours after a lorry carrying potentially dangerous materials was involved in a crash. Emergency services were called to an accident involving three lorries, two vans and two cars close to Junction 30, Llanedeyrn, at around 9.20amyesterday.

Valet Services Laundry in partnership with Norchem Corporation announced that it has discontinued using Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE) based detergents in their laundry operation.

THE NFU has withdrawn from Dairy UK over the replacement of David Curry as independent chairman. Farmers' leaders say opting to appoint a processor as opposed to an independent chairman, means the organisation has given up on the idea of being a voice for the whole dairy industr y.

STUDENTS were evacuated after a toxic and explosive chemical leaked in the building.

Paul Carrico, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Greg Thompson, Chief Financial Officer, both of Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE: GGC), will address investors and analysts at the Credit Suisse Chemical and Ag Science Conference on September 18, 2008 at 10:40 a.m. EST.

Hurricane Ike's storm surge overwashed barrier islands on the Texas coast Friday afternoon with the center of the storm hours away from landfall. On Galveston Island, a 6-foot storm surge pounded 17-foot-high seawalls, the Houston Chronicle reported.

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Marivi Prado, Chief Marketing Officer, St. Thomas University, +1-305-205-2656 cell, +1-305-474-6880, mprado@stu.edu MIAMI, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued by St.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]