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Science News Archive - September 04, 2008

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $130,000 to the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma to provide continuing support to manage environmental programs.

By Steve Lash A Maryland law aimed at preventing the construction and operation of a rubble landfill near a Queen Anne's County lake has been struck down as unconstitutionally targeting and burdening a single company. Baltimore City Circuit Judge Martin P.

By Josh Sims We've lost 97 per cent of our meadowland and its wildlife to farming. But one campaigner is fighting to save what's left.

By Chris Foreman With fewer than 900 residents, the village of Herminie doesn't often roll off the tongue in conversations about big cities like Boston, Los Angeles or Pittsburgh.

By Daveen Rae Kurutz The state Department of Environmental Protection revoked a permit for a Lawrence County tire recycling firm after conducting 12 inspections in less than a year.

By S.M. Mohamed Idris THE Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the government to bring sustainable agriculture into the mainstream.

By Joe Segura LOS ALAMITOS -- Startled residents have been been raising Cain more regularly, following continued coyote sightings near the massive San Gabriel River channel this year.

A Utah gold and silver refining company and two former managers pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal felony pollution charges, U.S. officials said.

By Donna Acquaviva As I write this, the cast of "Children of Eden" is in its last week of rehearsal at William Fleming High School before it moves, scenery and all, to the Jefferson Center for two dress rehearsals and three performances Sept. 5, 6 and 7.

THE Marine Conservation Society has updated its list of fish to avoid because of overfishing.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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