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Was The Dead Sea Once, In Fact, Dead?
2012-04-12 05:14:15

As towns and villages continue to use its run-off water, levels of the Dead Sea have continually been dropping for the past few years. However, according to new research, this may not be the only time the Dead Sea has shrunk, even without our help. In fact, it may have dried up almost entirely more than 100,000 years ago. Such a finding is troublesome for researcher Steven Goldstein, professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, reports Stephanie Pappas for...

Researchers Find New Species Around Antarctic Hot Springs
2012-01-04 10:32:25

Oceanographers exploring some of the most remote deep-sea hot springs have discovered one distinct biological zone teeming with life that nobody ever knew existed. The discovery, located more than a mile down in the ocean just north of Antarctica, uncovered the most strikingly unique array of life forms found in decades, including thousands upon thousands of a particular crab species never seen before, as well new species of barnacle, anemone, snail and starfish. The assembly of living...

2011-07-21 15:23:00

PITTSBURGH, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct aerial spraying of selected waterways in Northwest and Southwest Pennsylvania on Friday, July 22, to control black flies. In the Northwest, spraying is tentatively scheduled along the Allegheny River and Conewango, Brokenstraw, French and Red Bank creeks in Clarion, Forest, Venango and Warren counties. In the Southwest, the Conemaugh and Kiskiminetas rivers and Mahoning Creek in...

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2010-01-06 10:38:31

Renewable energy methods hold hope for terminus lake water quality worldwide Ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world could benefit from a new system being developed at the University of Nevada, Reno to desalinate water using a specialized low-cost solar pond and patented membrane distillation system powered by renewable energy. "These lakes "“ hundreds worldwide "“ such as the Great Salt Lake, the Salton Sea, the Aral Sea and Walker Lake here in Nevada, see a decline in...

2009-09-25 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX), a company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for heart failure patients, today announced the appointment of Frank Litvack, M.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Litvack is a seasoned veteran of the cardiovascular healthcare space, with over 25 years of academic and industry experience. "We are excited to welcome Dr. Litvack to our Board of Directors," said Joshua Kazam, CEO of Nile. "As...

2009-06-10 07:00:00

VIENNA, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that INDUS Vice President Mike Mullen has been elected by representatives of the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) 550+ member companies to the IAC Executive Committee in the role of Vice Chair At-large. IAC works to bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications, and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing Government's ability to...

2009-04-27 10:29:00

CFO recognized for Financial Excellence VIENNA, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that CFO Don Shoff has been named to the Washington SmartCEO magazine's SmartCFOs 2009. SmartCFOs: Profiles of Financial Excellence salutes 10 Chief Financial Officers in Greater Baltimore and Washington who have gone above and beyond to maintain the financial integrity of their company. "INDUS' financial strength and the maturity of our financial management and reporting systems...

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2009-03-20 10:11:25

Southern Africa potentially faces detrimental losses to many of its native species of freshwater fish, shellfish and insects due to water extraction and habitat loss, according to a Thursday report from the world's top conservation agency, the Associated Free Press reported.  There is a serious risk of extinction in 7 percent of the freshwater species in Southern Africa, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced at the World Water Forum in Istanbul.  A...


Latest Bodies of water Reference Libraries

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops aduncus
2013-09-19 11:24:25

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin that can be found in the waters near southern Australia, South China, and India. Its range also includes the Red Sea and the eastern coastal areas of Africa. All bottlenose dolphins were classified as one species, the common bottlenose dolphin or T. truncates, until 1998 when the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin was found to be distinct. This species is distinct from other bottlenose...

Long-Beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus capensis
2013-06-22 16:27:01

The long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) is a species within the Delphinus, or common dolphin, genus that can be found in a fragmented range within tropical and warm temperate habitats. Its range includes western and southern areas of Africa, central California and Mexico, coastal regions of Peru, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, a large portion of western South America. The long-beaked common dolphin was not considered a distinct species until the 1990’s, along with all other species of...

Short-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis
2013-06-22 16:01:34

The short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is a species that can be found in warm temperate and tropical waters. Its range is larger than that of the long-beaked common dolphin and includes the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but it is not thought to occur in the Indian Ocean. This species is classified within the Delphinus genus along with the long-beaked common dolphin. Both of these species were classified under one species, named D. delphis, until it was found that both were...

Black Sea
2013-04-18 19:11:10

The Black Sea is a sea located in south-eastern Europe. It’s bordered by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is eventually connected to the Atlantic Ocean by means of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and a variety of straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea area of the Mediterranean. These waters divide eastern Europe and western Asia. The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Azov by the...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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