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2008-08-03 15:00:17

By JACK SPENCER; NICK LORIS What does uranium have in common with Arctic oil, off-shore natural gas, coastal wind and cellulosic ethanol? They're all sources of energy that government bureaucrats have declared off- limits - needlessly. Just last month, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., declared an emergency situation to withdraw public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon from uranium mining. The rarely used emergency resolution would force Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to ban more than...

2006-06-14 17:35:00

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - Officials are looking to capture some of Lake Tahoe's biggest polluters: Canada geese. A sewage spill at the lake last summer "is nothing compared to what's happening with these geese," said Jack Spencer, a federal Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist. Spencer said the bottom of Lake Tahoe is covered by up to two inches of goose feces in some areas. A 10-pound Canada goose can produce four pounds of nitrate- and phosphate-rich feces every day it...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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