Science News Archive - September 12, 2008

In Dane Henderson's lengthy letter deriding all that is John McCain (Readers' Forum, Sept.

China Focus: China's environment watchdog warns leaders of penalties over pollution failures F JINAN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's environment watchdog has warned local government leaders that they face penalties over failures to clean up the country's major rivers and lakes.

By Jasen Lee Deseret News and Paul Foy Associated Press Salt caverns in central Utah could become a major energy storage location, after state land-trust officials Thursday approved a lease agreement for developing land near the Intermountain Power Project near Delta.

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should be generally good this week along the northern beaches, provided the weather cooperates.

By HARRY MINIUM By Harry Minium The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK For more than a decade, Wards Corner residents say, their area has been the city's stepchild: While tens of millions of dollars were spent redeveloping downtown, Ocean View and Broad Creek, neighborhoods near Wards Corner continued to deteriorate.

The Associated Press RALEIGH Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hanna appear to have helped some central and southern North Carolina counties struggling with water shortages and drought, according to a federal drought map released Thursday.

Power utility CLP Holdings has suspended plans for a $1 billion liquefied natural gas terminal on the South Soko Island near Hong Kong, according to Reuters.

The mantra across this country recently is that not enough drilling is taking place to help lower record-setting gasoline prices or to slake this country's thirst for natural gas.

Senior-health issues -- from whether that flu shot's a good idea to how to maintain health -- are the topic of Saturday's Deseret News/Intermountain Healthcare Hotline. From 10 a.m. to noon, Dr. C.

China to repair 6,240 reservoirs by 2010 KUNMING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China would finish repairing 6,240 mid-size and small at-risk reservoirs by the end of 2010, said the Water Resources Minister Chen Lei.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'