Science News Archive - September 18, 2008

By JOHN FLETCHER Work to salvage what is left of the MSC Napoli will be postponed until next year because of the risk posed by winter weather, it has emerged. The stern of the ill-fated container ship was due to have been removed from the Branscombe coastline next month.

This hungry cormorant nearly bit off more than it could chew when it decided to make a meal of a very slippery fish. The bird was spotted struggling with a large eel off Monmouth beach in Lyme Regis, West Dorset. It lost its dinner a couple of times and had to dive down to retrieve it.

East Yorks: More farmers and landowners are joining an ambitious venture to protect threatened birds. Dozens of farmers have joined the Yorkshire Grey Partridge Recovery Group, which was launched at Dalton Estate, near Beverley.

By LAURA DALE Pupils across Teignbridge are encouraging residents to hand over their old Yellow Pages directory for recycling.

By David Wilcock All work on salvaging the remaining part of the MSC Napoli will be halted until next year because of bad weather, it was announced yesterday.

By The Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.

The U.S. Agriculture Department has designated 22 Colorado counties as "primary natural disaster areas" because of persistent drought conditions.

By LEN WELLS Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net The route of the annual 1,250-mile migration of endangered whooping crane juveniles, led by an ultralight aircraft, has been shifted this fall to a more westerly route because of concerns about pilot and bird safety.

By JENNA RICHARDS Two Torquay residents tidied up their street only for the council to refuse to take the rubbish. Trevor Hurling and neighbour Penny Meredith of Venford Close heard about the national Big Tidy Up campaign and decided to clean up their street.

World News IN BRIEF *BEIJING A third infant has died after drinking contaminated baby milk while the number of sick children has increased to 6,244, Chinese officials said.

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