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Science News Archive - September 26, 2008

A college has installed an eco-friendly yurt on its campus as a way to practise what it teaches. South Devon College's environment and land-based section installed the portable tent-like structure as its new classroom for students studying environmental courses.

By The Associated Press GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Ten days after Hurricane Ike, this devastated beach town reopened to residents Wednesday with stern warnings about what still lurks on the island - rotting cattle carcasses, snakes and swarms of mosquitoes - and what isn't there: drinking water, reliable electricity, medical care or sewer service.After spending hours in traffic that backed up for 10 miles, some residents found their homes in ruins."I wasn't prepared for this," taxi driver Patricia Davis said as she swatted away mosquitoes and surveyed the remains of her apartment, which had its entrance blocked by collapsed walls, wrecked furniture and sodden clothing.City officials hoped most of the 45,000 residents who fled before the Sept.

ELIZABETH, Ill. - The bill passed Tuesday by the Illinois Senate to restore funding for human service agencies and state parks and historic sites includes money to keep open Apple River Fort, in Elizabeth, according to state Sen.

More than half the frogs, toads, newts and other amphibians in Europe could be wiped out in less than 50 years, British scientists said. In a report to the Zoological Society of London, researchers said Thursday that the most threatened species live in southern Europe, The Guardian reported.

By BRYAN CORBIN Courier & Press Statehouse bureau (317) 631-7405 or corbinb@courierpress.com A top U.S.

By Taylor, John P The Power of Perspective: social ontology and agency on Ambrym, Vanuatu. By Knut Rio.

By Valryn Warren Staff Writer For most northeastern Montgomery County jurisdictions, the cost of this past week's windstorm is still unknown, but not expected to be a budget breaker.

By Steve Bennish Staff Writer Free firewood is one of the big upsides to the aftermath of the Sept. 14 windstorm that hit the Miami Valley and southwest Ohio. With natural gas costs expected to soar, having a wood stove or fireplace insert as a standby heat source should pay off.

By Meredith Moss Staff Writer BUTLER TWP. -- Her house, she said, looked like a "war zone-- a 200-year-old beech tree had demolished the garage, she had no power and no water. But Carol Powell and her husband, Duncan, showed up Saturday night, Sept. 20, nevertheless.

By HEREABOUTS DIANA BLOWERS A trip to the Narrows Nature Center led to Nancy A. White becoming a Greene County Parks volunteer, which led to her involvement with the Settlers Celebration at the Indian Mound Reserve.

Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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