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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...

2008-11-03 09:00:40

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc., , announced today that Peter Strumph, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the following upcoming investor conferences: -- Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference at 2:25 p.m. ET in the Kennedy II room on Monday, November 10, 2008 at The Palace Hotel in New York, NY. -- Lazard Capital Markets 5th Annual Healthcare Conference at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in the La Maisonette I...

2008-10-08 12:00:19

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2008) - St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to marine vessels at midnight Tuesday, October 14, 2008, for the season. Navigation through the lock will be discontinued on this date, and reopen in spring 2009. Weather permitting, we will begin raising the dam's control curtains at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2008. From this date, water levels of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, in the vicinity of the City of Winnipeg and north to Lockport,...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Elizabeth Hock and Laurie Edwards Water levels close to 4 feet below full pond are casting a wet blanket over Smith Mountain Lake. Lack of rainfall has put a damper on recreational activities -- from anglers who use public ramps to launch their boats to homeowners stuck in their coves. It's also forcing organizers of the lake's largest charity effort to come up with a contingency plan in case the dry spell continues. The remnants of Fay, a tropical depression that blew through the...

2008-08-27 09:01:28

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nile Therapeutics, Inc., , today announced that Peter Strumph, Chief Executive Officer of Nile, will present at the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference on Thursday, September 4, at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. Mr. Strumph will provide a company overview and update on the status of Nile's current clinical development programs. The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting...

2008-07-21 12:01:08

By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 21--WALLA WALLA -- Walla Walla schools are joining a growing number in the Mid-Columbia offering more students the chance to take classes online. The district is starting a virtual program in the fall aimed at home schoolers. An information meeting for families is planned at the end of the month. "We think there's a lot of opportunity for expansion in the future," said Mark Higgins, district spokesman. "This is a great way for...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By John David Sutter, The Oklahoman Jul. 20--ON SPRING CREEK -- To leap into the cool blue waters of this hidden northeast Oklahoma creek is to jump back to a time when water was clean and life was simple, locals say. "It's very spiritual," said Jennifer Owen, who swims here almost every day. "It's been life-changing for me." Spring Creek -- with its deep channels and pure blue waters -- is one of only five water bodies in Oklahoma known to meet all of the state's water quality...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 18--We anglers love a sure thing, and the evening caddis fly blizzard that blows off the Deschutes River on summer evenings has been my sure thing since 1985. This big, green river flows through a rocky, desert canyon, and the sun lashes the water all day long and the trout hunker down under the shade under bankside trees or deep, turbulent water. But, as the sun sets, caddis flies small aquatic insects that live in and below...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 17--YAKIMA -- Anticipation over a possible sockeye fishing season at Lake Wenatchee has blossomed to even greater levels over the past several days as two other similar fisheries appear unlikely to happen. Hoped-for sockeye seasons on Lake Washington and Skagit County's Baker Lake "are both virtually a no-go," said John Easterbrooks, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's regional fish program manager. "It was open for...

2008-07-06 12:00:12

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The last of the Mississippi River navigational locks that were closed to barges because of flooding are back in business. Jennifer Godfrey of the Army Corps of Engineers says locks in Clarksville and Winfield have reopened. Godfrey says commercial traffic at the St. Louis port is limited to the daytime. Flooding on the Mississippi forced the corps to close the locks last month. The locks use huge electric motors to open and close gates and valves. They raise and...


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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