Science News Archive - September 25, 2008

Almost one in five people in the South West are blissfully unaware of the basking sharks, multi-coloured coral and fields of seagrass that lurk beneath the surface of the sea, a new report claims.

By Steve McCormack SCHOOLS Children are switching off science after GCSE because they think it's dull and irrelevant, says a new report.

U.S. scientists are looking at ways to control lionfish that are making themselves at home along the South Atlantic seaboard.

By MARK WILSON Courier & Press staff writer 464-7417 or wilsonm@courierpress.com Peabody Energy can move forward with its proposal to build a coal- burning power plant in Western Kentucky after an appeals court overturned a ruling that rejected an air pollution permit for the project. The St.

The nfu has unveiled plans to get younger dairy farmers involved in the union's decision making with the launch of its Next Generation Dairy Board.

By Anonymous New ways of measuring the effects of planning policies were revealed this week in an effort to change the controversial target culture seen to pervade the profession. The methodology, which should be considered best practice, was published at the RTPI Planning Convention.

By Jennifer McLain AZUSA - Just miles away from the bustling cities of the Valley is a swath of land surrounded by towering mountains and the flowing San Gabriel River. And, once escrow closes Friday, conservationists intend to keep the 26-acre, $3.5 million parcel undeveloped.

Approval of a Categorical Exclusion from an Environmental Assessment for a project funded through the Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund Public Notice No.: WSL-09-08First Publication Date: (September 24, 2008 and October 1, 2008) The Virginia Department of Health has under consideration a request for a Categorical Exclusion from an Environmental Assessment for a waterworks project proposed to be funded through the Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["1st Ld: Strong Quake Jolts Xigaze of Tibet"] BEIJING, Sept.

PURPOSE OF NOTICE: To seek public comment on a draft permit from the Department of Environmental Quality that will allow the release of treated wastewater and storm water into a water body in Bedford County, Virginia. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: September 17, 2008 to 4:30 p.m.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.