Science News Archive - September 12, 2008

MEXICO - River Valley residents seeking an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their hazardous waste can take advantage of the area's free household waste collection scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Region 9 parking lot, 377 River Road.

The federal Environmental Protection Agency awarded $60,000 to an environmental group this week to show residents and municipal officials what they can do to restore the health of the Passaic River.

By SCOTT WILLIAMS Oconomowoc -- Flooding that ravaged southeastern Wisconsin this spring and summer was a symptom of global warming's impact here -- and it could get worse.

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF TOMHEGAN TOWNSHIP - The owners of a $15 million seasonal home on the western shore of Moosehead Lake could face a fine of up to $157,500 for allegedly violating federal wetland protections.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: WHAT: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will hold the second in a series of four public forums as the district begins updating its region-wide water resources plan.

By Daniel Barbarisi PROVIDENCE -- The announcement this spring that Providence was considering selling off its biggest asset, the Providence Water Supply Board, brought cheers from some and concerns from others.

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks; Michael B Isaacs The East Greenwich and North Kingstown councils sign an agreement endorsing the concept of consolidating services and resources to save money.

ELLSWORTH - The Oxford County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded $13,900 in grants to three Oxford County nonprofit organizations. Among the funded programs is the Community Concepts Elder Rides program.

By DAN EGAN Gov. Jim Doyle told a gathering of conservationists Thursday that the recent political success of the Great Lakes Compact signals that the tide in the region is turning toward increased Great Lakes protections. "This is real momentum. This is real opportunity.

North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley Friday said the state would enforce its law outlawing price-gouging prior to Hurricane Ike's arrival on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.