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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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