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Science News Archive - September 07, 2008

Area Fisheries Technical Officer Mick Buxton is living his dream as he improves the fisheries of the region. He talks fishing with almost everyone he meets in his working life, and teaches others how to look after the environment. Mick remembers casting a line as early as the age of four.

By JENNA RICHARDS Part of a South Devon beach has been closed to swimmers after another sea water alert. Goodrington Beach North was closed to bathers yesterday after a member of the public reported discolouration in the water off the beach.

Building a barrage across the Humber as an alternative to abandoning flood defences along the estuary is a non-starter, it has been claimed. The idea of a giant barrage spanning the estuary was first floated 20 years ago. Two potential sites, at Spurn Point and Stone Creek, were looked at.

When they moved in, Witham St Hugh's residents probably thought they would enjoy all the benefits of country living - open fields, rural tracks and woodlands. But now they could be forced to endure a decade of heavy industrial quarrying too.

Trout And ABOUT CLEATHAM TROUT: Good fish to Daddies, Cul de Canard and other dry flies. The flat calm of Sunday made for hard-to-catch fish as presentation meant a cast which flew over the water before landing lightly.

ASBURY, Iowa - The city of Asbury will be flushing fire hydrants beginning Monday, Sept. 8, through Sept. 26. Customers may experience rust-colored water and low water pressure. The city said the water is safe to drink, but caution should be taken when doing laundry to prevent staining of clothes.

By Peter Harrison A MULTI-million-pound, state-of- the-art dairy has been opened in Somerset, providing nearly 10 per cent of the nation's milk. Already the Robert Wiseman Dairies facility at Bridgwater is producing four million litres of milk each week.

By Sharon Baker Go organic and get loved-up this month, with the help of some all- natural treats from Cleethorpes. The Soil Association's Organic Fortnight begins on Saturday, and a Cleethorpes beauty shop is already getting in the eco-friendly spirit.

By Hausman, Jerome J RETHINKING CURRICULUM IN ART (2007;$24.95), by Marilyn G. Stewart and Sydney R. Walker. Davis Publications. This book grew out of the work of many art educators involved in a five-year Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge (TETAC) project. The J.

By Valle, Luis Del White, Martyn K; Khalili, Kamel Abstract The human polyomavirus JC (JCV) is a small DNA tumor virus and the etiologic agent of the progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.

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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