Science News Archive - September 13, 2008

Named after the Greek god of the sea, the Environment Agency's new pounds150,000 patrol boat is already proving its worth. Based at Teignmouth, Proteus, a rigid inflatable is used by the agency for fisheries enforcement work along the Devon coast including the seizure of illegal nets.

By Sophie Lam Idyllic expanses of soft sand, coral reefs full of tropical fish, elephant safaris and snake farms... Sophie Lam surrenders to the shore THE HEART OF KENYA? In a sense, yes.

By Elizabeth Stull Certain coercive investigative policies adopted by the Department of Justice in 1999 have been withdrawn but some lawyers say federal legislation is necessary to protect their clients' constitutional rights in the future.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - About four out of 10 freshwater fish species in North America are in peril, according to a major study by U.S., Canadian and Mexican scientists.And the number of subspecies of fish populations in trouble has nearly doubled since 1989, the new report says.One biologist called it "silent extinctions" because few people notice the dramatic dwindling of certain populations deep in American lakes, rivers and streams.

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com The heads of two swimming deer bobbed above the waves of the Ohio River, heading toward the Indiana shoreline and into the path of the pioneer flatboat replica retracing Abraham Lincoln's 1828 trip from Rockport, Ind., to New Orleans.

By MARY RAE BRAGG News You can use WHAT: Friends of the Dubuque County Conservation Board Chili Feed WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

By JIMMY NESBITT Courier & Press staff writer 464-7501 or nesbittj@courierpress.com The Public Works Board still is searching for a road salt supplier to fill the city's reserve for the winter.

The Jo Daviess County Juvenile Justice Council has received a grant from the Institute for Public Safety partnerships to implement a methamphetamine (commonly known as "Meth") education, prevention and awareness campaign.The goal of this grant is to expand the knowledge of youth, adults and the general public of Jo Daviess County regarding the hazards associated with meth manufacturing and use.

Utah researchers said bark beetles are destroying spruce trees in the Dixie National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service's Bark Beetle Technical Working Group said the bark beetle is an "agent of change" in conifer forests in the Rocky Mountain region, the Deseret Morning News reported this week.

Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra and Secretary of Education Thomas R.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").