Science News Archive - September 26, 2008

By DUFF, Michelle A "dangerous" discussion that verged on perverting the course of justice was silenced by mayor Maureen Reynolds at a Tararua District council meeting yesterday.

By KIDSON, Sally A Motueka-based company's application to build a hydroelectric scheme on Lake Matiri near Murchison has attracted 255 submissions, most of which support the scheme, although kayakers and environmentalists remain critical of the proposal.


A key commitment in a drafted climate change plan states the Brazilian government has pledged to end net deforestation by 2015


The UK government is lobbying for aviation to be excluded from a EU target to increase renewable energy.

By KEN MIDKIFF Nyah, nyah, nyah. Told you so, told you so. OK, that's somewhat childish. But that was my first reaction when I learned that Philips Lake (or Bristol Lake, or whatever it is called these days) was recommended for placement on the state's "impaired waterbody" - or 303(d) - list.

By LIAM FARRELL Staff Writer The state's Critical Area Commission filed a lawsuit this morning demanding the demolition of an opulent home built without permits on Little Dobbins Island in the Magothy River.

By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer Yesterday, just one day after a fish kill left the shores along Bear Neck Creek lined with dead menhaden, the county closed the creek due to a sewage spill.

By RONALD L. LITTLEPAGE The St. Johns River, always beautiful, especially sparkles on a fresh fall day when the temperature finally dips into the 50s after a long, hot summer. Thursday was such a day in Jacksonville and the river, indeed, sparkled.

Dakshidin Corporation (PINKSHEETS: DKSC) (FRANKFURT: 4LQ), producers of the world's most powerful water pumping windmill, through their subsidiary company of majority ownership of HKS (Wuhu) Environmental Energy Development Ltd.

A BILSTON pool where a boy died a year ago was today being cleaned up in his memory. Non-swimmer Shane Owoo, aged 16, drowned in Bailey's Pool, on the Lunt Estate, after being forced into the water by yobs.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'