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2011-07-25 10:10:00

A genetic study focusing on the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii) recently turned up surprising results for a team of Smithsonian scientists involved in the conservation of this critically endangered species. Small tissue samples collected from 238 wild turtles at 15 different locations across their range in Southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala revealed a "surprising lack" of genetic structure, the scientists write in a recent paper in the journal Conservation Genetics. The...

2010-04-13 12:56:00

ANGELS CAMP, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- James Rodger, California & Oregon Regional Manager for O.A.R.S., stated today: "Water content in the Sierra snowpack is above average--106 percent of normal for this time of year. This bodes well for an exciting and lengthy California whitewater rafting season. We could also see some rather high water on rivers throughout the state this spring." Last April, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) reading was 81 percent of normal...

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2010-02-03 07:30:00

Pyrethroids, among the most widely-used home pesticides, are winding up in California rivers at levels toxic to some stream-dwellers, possibly endangering the food supply of fish and other aquatic animals, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Southern Illinois University (SIU). Pyrethroid insecticides, commonly used in California to kill ants and other insect pests around the home, have been found in street runoff and in the outflow from...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 3--With high energy prices and the push for environmentally friendly power sources, the El Dorado Irrigation District and El Dorado County Water Agency have commissioned a study of potential hydroelectric projects on the county's western slope. The district board late last month unanimously approved a contract with the Placerville consulting firm EN2 Resources Inc. Cindy Megerdigian, acting co-manager of the district's hydroelectric...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 25--With high energy prices and the push for environmentally friendly power sources, the El Dorado Irrigation District and El Dorado County Water Agency have commissioned a study of potential hydroelectric projects on the county's western slope. Earlier this week, the district board unanimously approved a contract with the Placerville consulting firm EN2 Resources Inc. Cindy Megerdigian, acting co-manager of the district's hydroelectric...

2008-05-22 06:00:16

By Ramon Coronado, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. May 22--Prompted by a recent rash of coyote attacks on children in Southern California suburbs, American River Parkway rangers have posted signs warning park visitors of the wild canine in Carmichael. "Our rangers have noticed quite a few," said Steve Flannery, the county's chief park ranger. Three 3-foot-high, A-frame portable signs are up at the William Pond Recreation Area and at the Harrington Drive access to the American River near...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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