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Science News Archive - September 20, 2008

By Frank Urquhart SCOTTISH fishermen are being forced to dump almost half their catches of cod at sea because of the apparent abundance of the once- fragile stock.

By Karen Price Brian DelVecchio has spent countless hours riding the trails in North Park and maintaining them through his work with the Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group.

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI Bhubaneshwar [in Orissa State], [Saturday] 20 September: Hundreds of thousands of people were marooned as the eastern state of Orissa Saturday braced up to a grim flood situation as major rivers, including the Mahanadi, caused at least 22 breaches as the army stood by to assist in rescue and relief operation.

By Judy Kroeger Several hundred people have signed a petition requesting Connellsville City Council reinstate fired health, code and zoning officer Rita Bornstein.

Text of report by Edwin Agola entitled "Magufuli hikes foreign trawler fees" published by Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian website on 20 September The government has increased fishing license fees for foreign vessels.

By Jerd Smith In 50 years, housing developments will be packed tight, water prices will be sky high and cities such as Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs will share their expensive water systems instead of insisting that everything remain separate, as they do today.

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website on 19 September Providenciales, Turks and Caicos: Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Michael Misick has warned opposition parties to stop playing politics with the lives of Grand Turk and South Caicos residents who are trying to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike.

By Marcus, Samantha City officials and even some members of the public made their pitch Tuesday that their projects should take priority in the 2009- 13 capital improvement budget.

To: FAMILY EDITORS Contact: Maria Enie for Farm Aid, On Sept. 20, +1-724-816-3368, After Sept. 20, +1-202-331-4323, menie@vancomm.com MANSFIELD, Mass., Sept.

A WEEKLY LOOK AT THE WORLD Anyone scratching their heads at Sarah Palin's popularity should look at some new UCLA research which rates voters' instant reactions to politicians "facial competence". Palin scored in the top 5 per cent.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'