Science News Archive - September 12, 2008

By Wheeler, Erin Golden, Bill; Johnson, Jeffrey; Peterson, Jeffrey Because of the decline of the Ogallala Aquifer, water districts, regional water managers, and state water officers are becoming increasingly interested in conservation policies.

By Naran, Radnaa Chen, Guibing; Carpita, Nicholas C The viscous seed mucilage of flax (Linum usitatissimum) is a mixture of rhamnogalacturonan I and arabinoxylan with novel side group substitutions.

By Choi, Hyong Woo Lee, Byung Gil; Kim, Nak Hyun; Park, Yong; Lim, Chae Woo; Song, Hyun Kyu; Hwang, Byung Kook Plants elaborate a vast array of enzymes that synthesize defensive secondary metabolites in response to pathogen attack.

By Tirabassi, Tiziano Buske, Daniela; Moreira, Davidson M; Vilhena, Marco T ABSTRACT A mathematical scheme is developed to simulate the vertical turbulent dispersion of air pollution that is absorbed or deposited to the ground.

By Gary Bogue special attention to the flight of the hawk rising from the pine -- haiku by Jerry Ball, Walnut Creek URBAN WILDERNESS Wouldn't it be nice to live in your own little wildlife sanctuary right in the middle of town? Some people do.

By Judy Keen CHICAGO -- Mexican drug cartels are stepping up marijuana cultivation in U.S. national parks and on other public land, endangering visitors and damaging the environment, law enforcement and National Park Service officials say.

The All-American Dairy Show kicks off Saturday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg and is set to top last year's number of animals and exhibitors. The show also has a Lancaster County event: a tour of Star Rock Dairy in Conestoga Sunday.

By Jasen Lee Deseret News Billionaire T. Boone Pickens brought is traveling energy road show to the Salt Palace Convention Center on Thursday, and hundreds of Utahns came to hear what he had to say.

S. Korea to focus on for green growth SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korean government announced that it will invest 3 trillion won (2.7 billion U.S. dollars) in the next five years to foster green energy sector, Korea Herald reported Friday.

Aaron Jones castigated Gov. Sarah Palin as being "no Teddy Roosevelt" (Readers' Forum, Sept. 10). Mr. Jones is living in the past. Any marine biologist knows that oil platforms don't ruin fishing and marine life, but rather enhance and increase them.

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