Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Budget cuts force Bronx Zoo to 'fire' animals

Layoffs for sea lions? Furloughs for frogs? Is there no job security, anywhere? State budget cuts mean many zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens will lose crucial state funding for their exhibits. New York's 76 zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens will lose $9.1 million in state funds next year.

Budget cuts force Bronx Zoo to 'fire' animals

Layoffs for sea lions? Furloughs for frogs? Is there no job security, anywhere? State budget cuts mean many zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens will lose crucial state funding for their exhibits. New York's 76 zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens will lose $9.1 million in state funds next year.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Infrastructure gets poor report card

America's civil engineers think the nation's aging and rusty infrastructure is just not making the grade. The American Society of Civil Engineers issued an infrastructure report card Wednesday giving a bleak cumulative ranking of D. The ranking grades the condition of 15 infrastructure entities such as roads, bridges and dams.