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Science News Archive - September 26, 2008

By ERICA MELTZER Saving species would be done on regional basis Pima County plans to apply for a permit before the end of the year from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would allow development to move forward, even if it harmed threatened species.

By Brice Wallace Deseret News The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau has set some lofty goals for 2009, and one involves impressing an influential crowd coming to town next summer.

Ministry urges actions to be taken all out to stabilize dairy production BEIJING, Sept.

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Elemica, the industry-leading business process network for the external supply chain, announces that Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.

Text of report by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Siyasah website on 25 September [Unattributed report: "The Reason for Dangerous Diseases in Northern Lebanon, a Syrian Specialized Squad Treats the Leakage of Chemical Materials Stored by Hezbollah"] Informed Lebanese sources have revealed to Al-Siyasah that a squad from the chemical war management section of the Syrian Army arrived in Lebanon two weeks ago consequent to an urgent order to sanitize one of the areas in northern Lebanon after it was contaminated with some chemical materials stored inappropriately by Hezbollah.

By Matt Garfield / mgarfield@heraldonline.com Just in time for the fall planting season, homeowners in most of York County should soon be able to water their yards twice a week.

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) made decisions that will undermine cod recovery during their annual meeting in Vigo Spain this week. The status of cod on the southern Grand Banks remains severely depleted despite 14 years under fishing moratorium.

Fishermen and environmental leaders in Scotland called for the European Union to change a policy that has $74 million in cod discarded every year.

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Scientists hope that a new development, which allows them to create pigs that develop cystic fibrosis in the same way the people do, will give them new insight into fighting the disease.

Talk about secrets of the crypt: Two newly discovered species of bacteria have been found on the walls of ancient Roman tombs. Bacteria often grow on the walls of underground tombs, causing decay and damaging these archaeological sites.

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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