Posts Tagged Environment and nature

Pheasants being released in 9 Nebraska areas

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is releasing rooster pheasants in nine wildlife management areas in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

A glacial erratic rock estimated to be 300,000 pounds and two million years old lies 30 feet below ground after being fully unearthed on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Courtyard by Marriott construction site in Everett, Wash.  A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it's a glacial erratic, a giant rock left behind by a glacier maybe 18,000 years ago. The boulder is bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons. (AP Photo/The Herald, Ian Terry)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface.

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NBA’s Silver sends message on domestic violence

In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The NBA has suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property in October. (AP Photo/Ingham County Sheriffs Department, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league’s lack of tolerance for domestic violence.

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NBA’s Silver sends message on domestic violence

In this undated file image released by the Ingham County Sheriffs Department, Charlotte Hornets' Jeffery Taylor is photographed in East Lansing, Mich. The NBA has suspended Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property in October. (AP Photo/Ingham County Sheriffs Department, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wanted to send a strong message on the league’s lack of tolerance for domestic violence.

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Penguins defenseman Maatta back after cancer scare

MONTREAL (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play Tuesday night against Montreal, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid.

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