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Science News Archive - September 23, 2008

By Justin Vellucci Nine years ago, Ken Gfroerer traded in a home in Green Tree for the natural wonders of the Laurel Highlands, moving an hour east to a 51-acre farm where he and his wife, Lisa, could ski, hike and maintain a large organic garden.

KUANTAN: The month or Ramadan usually causes those who are fasting to shy away from strenuous outdoor activities, particularly when the weather is balmy.

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded $1 million in grants for restoring trails and bridges in Pittsburgh's four major parks, planting thousands of trees and adding to the bike trail connecting Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C.

By BEKAH PORTER NORA, Ill. - Opposition to the large-scale dairy planned near Nora, off of Stagecoach Trail, continues to grow.

Supporters and outside experts presented a steady stream of facts and overwhelming evidence here today that the proposed route for the completion of State Route 241 to connect with Interstate 5 south of San Clemente is safe for the environment, watershed, wildlife, campers, surfing and the beaches, countering the emotional appeals and propaganda from anti-road factions.

By LWUSA Staff A labor union may be held liable for punitive damages due to privacy violations under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act - and U.S.

By LWUSA Staff Just weeks after the FDA called the chemical safe to use, a report by the Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program has cited "some concern" that bisphenol-A, or BPA, can cause developmental problems in the brain and hormonal systems of infants and children.

An annual archaeology event at Beech Island's Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site will feature a special guest. At 11 a.m. Saturday, David Jones, South Carolina's state parks archaeologist, will talk about artifacts that have been found at other historic sites.

By Daily Breezeial Volunteers who took part in Heal the Bay's annual Coastal Cleanup Day over the weekend should take a bow.

By Rob Pavey The rescue of a father and son from an abandoned well and a series of efforts to promote safety at Thurmond Lake earned statewide awards recently for two Thomson-based wildlife rangers.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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