The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 27, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 27, 2012.
By United Press International

Report: U.S. bird species declining

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- From Atlantic beaches to Midwestern prairies and Hawaiian forests, one-third of the 800 U.S. bird species are in danger, a report released Thursday said.

Organic fertilizer upsets school neighbors

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- An attempt by a California school district to make its athletic fields greener in both senses of the word by using compost fertilizer has upset the neighbors.

Eagle pair nests in Ohio park

CLEVELAND, May 24 (UPI) -- A bald eagle pair has become the first of their species to become parents in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 70 years.

Ecology writer Murray Bookchin dies at 85

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Murray Bookchin, a 1930s leftist whose writings on ecology became an inspiration for Green parties, has died at the age of 85 at his Vermont home.

Jane Day, newspaper writer, editor dies

CAMDEN, Maine, May 14 (UPI) -- Jane Day, a journalist who worked for the National Observer newspaper and United Press wire service, has died of cancer in Camden, Maine, at 82.

Mass. towns studies social studies

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A new report based on focus groups and surveys on how schools in Newton, Mass., teach social studies finds teachers overwhelmed and parents concerned.

Carson springs up again

DRAPER, Utah, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The week I went to work at the Environmental Protection Agency in June of 1972, Administrator William Ruckelshaus issued an order banning the domestic productio
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