Science News Archive - September 12, 2008

By LINDA McKEE ENVIRONMENT Minister Sammy Wilson is backing a bid to recruit 50,000 people in Northern Ireland to help wildlife and wild places this year.

By Scott Sandsberry I am having some issues with the run of fall chinook salmon currently coming up the Columbia River. The main issue is, they aren't inclined to bite. Specifically, they aren't inclined to bite anything I have on the end of my fishing line.

THE city council is to consider bidding for a small patch of land being sold by Scottish Water, which could be used as a public open space. The area runs from Craiglockhart Road North up to the Allan Park canal bridge.

A Kyrgyz paper says Central Asian states should reach a compromise on energy and water issues. It says that Central Asian countries still have not come to an agreement on the joint use of water resources in the region and their relations on this issue are becoming more complicated.

Text of report by privately-owned weekly newspaper The Zimbabwe Independent website on 11 September [Unattributed report: "Harare on Cholera Time-Bomb"] Harare is sitting on a cholera time bomb that may detonate anytime after the failure by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) to repair burst sewer pipes and restore normal water supplies, the Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) have said.

By Charles D. Perry / cperry@heraldonline.com CHESTER - Pastor Joe Neal's congregation has grown tired of the old Springsteen Mill, the large building surrounded by heaps of crumbled brick that sits near Calvary Baptist Church's backyard.

Carolinas Cement has announced a correction to recent media reports that claimed that three state and federal organizations recommended the company identify a new site for its proposed cement plant off of Holly Shelter Road in Castle Hayne, N.C.

Ethos Environmental, Inc. (OTCBB: ETEV), a San Diego-based company, announced that it has appointed new officers and directors. On September 5, 2008, Mr. Enrique de Vilmorin, Mr. Luis Willars, and Mr. Jose Manuel Escobedo resigned from all positions with the Company.

Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader for a report jointly sponsored by the European Commission and the German government on the economic impacts of biodiversity loss will be in Washington on September 16 for meetings with the World Bank and the Global Forest Leaders Forum.

Stephen Forsyth, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CEM), will speak at the Credit Suisse Chemical and Ag Science Conference Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 3:40 PM EDT. A copy of Mr.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.