Science News Archive - September 29, 2008

By Jaswinder Kaur KOTA KINABALU: Responding to the growing threat to marine life, and the push for businesses to be more environment-friendly, an island resort has set up a research centre and a programme to rehabilitate corals and fish injured by trawler nets.

By Michael McCarthy ENVIRONMENT EDITOR *Pristine wilderness is home to last significant habitat of Siamese crocodile One of the world's rarest reptiles, the critically-endangered Siamese crocodile, is gravely threatened by a proposed dam in an unspoilt region of Cambodia, British conservationists warn.

By Ruth Davis Resistance can no longer be the only response to climate change - we need to learn how to live with it.

The popular water sports stretch of sea at Nairn's famous beaches should be cleaner soon. Work started yesterday to complete a pounds2million package of improvements by Scottish Water along the River Nairn, which will also boost the popular angling river.

The Game Commission went to bat for its deputy wildlife conservation officers this past week during a Senate Game and Fisheries Committee hearing. The deputy program has been around since 1903. Its validity has been called into question recently, though, by state Sen.

By Mary Ann Thomas When government authorities in South Carolina fretted over a potential influx of the light brown apple moth earlier this year, they contacted the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

QUALITY of life in Warwickshire compares favourably to other areas, according to a new report. Compiled by the Warwickshire Observatory, the report says there is more employment, better skills and earnings compared with much of the country.

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI Rameswaram (TN) [Tamil Nadu], 28 September [Sunday]: A fisherman was killed and three others injured in firing allegedly by Sri Lankan naval men who surrounded about 40 boats near Katchatheevu around midnight on Saturday night.

By Stephen Hale Stephen Hale looks at how the parties have dealt with green issues and asks why they are retreating from the environmental agenda The party conference season is the one moment in the year when each political party gets to put its message across to the people.

By Wendy Leung RANCHO CUCAMONGA - From the North Etiwanda Preserve, the Inland Valley looks like a Monopoly board after a lengthy game, and the cars on the 15 Freeway appear as ants hardly moving.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.