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Science News Archive - September 12, 2008

By Todd Hartman State oil and gas commissioners sparred Thursday over proposed rules for crafting agreements between the state and individual counties to regulate energy drilling.

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A fire broke out early Thursday at an apartment building for the elderly and disabled, forcing firefighters to use a ladder truck to rescue residents from upper floors and leaving 16 people injured, authorities said.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2008) - The Government of Alberta and Earth Day Canada (EDC) have established a new collaboration to help Albertans take environmental action in their homes.

By Jared Page Deseret News Sorry, Wal-Mart. East-side residents are calling your bluff. An informed and well-organized group of residents who live near the Kmart building at 2705 E. Parleys Way pleaded with planning commissioners Wednesday night to force Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Quake of magnitude 5.5 jolts western China BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- An aftershock measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit western China at 1:38 a.m. Friday, the National Seismograph Network Center said. The quake struck an area at 32.9 degrees north latitude and 105.6 degrees east longitude.

The Anviron Holding Company (Pinksheets:ANVH) ("Anviron"), a manufacturer and marketer of "Clean & Green" products and technology, today announced the repositioning of its environmental damage and restoration teams to Southwest Houston in preparation of Hurricane Ike making landfall in Texas over the weekend.

Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. (NYSE:PCL) today announced that David Lambert, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will present at the UBS Global Paper & Forest Products Conference in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at approximately 11 a.m. EDT.

Dr. Philip Rolchigo, vice president of Water Technology for Pentair, Inc. (NYSE:PNR), co-authored a report on the viability of desalination technologies to address current United States water needs.

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By the skin of their teeth 200 million years ago, dinosaurs defeated a fierce group of beasts competing for the right to rule the Earth, said scientists Tuesday.

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The Bahamian island of Great Inagua is known for its old salt plant and its large flamingo flock, but after Hurricane Ike stormed through last week, the flamingos may be gone for good.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.