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Winter Songbirds Helped By Restoring Streams
2012-06-20 08:51:12

Restoring streamside forests helps songbirds survive the winter in CA´s Central Valley A new study by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO) and the National Aviary finds that restoring floodplain forests in the Central Valley of California helps songbirds survive through the winter, a finding previously substantiated only for summer nesting birds. The floodplain of California´s Central Valley is rich with streamside forests of willows, cottonwoods, oaks, and sycamores.  Each...

Pumping the Well Dry?
2012-05-30 03:52:36

DM Crumbliss for RedOrbit.com Groundwater is being used faster than it can be replenished in the High Plains states and in California´s Central Valley, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Most of the water brought up in wells is used for irrigation in these vital agricultural regions. A new study based at the University of Texas finds that rapid depletion of groundwater is a threat to the country´s food supply. Scanlon and her...

2012-01-20 09:00:00

MVP Weddings, a company that specializes in Cinematic Wedding Videography, will be one of the featured vendors at the Palatine Bridal Show on Sunday, January 29 from 11am-3pm in Fresno, California. Fresno, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 MVP Weddings, a company that specializes in cinematic wedding videography, will be one of the featured vendors at the Palatine Bridal Show. The Palatine Bridal Show will take place at the Palatine Building in Fresno, California on Sunday, January 29 from 11am...

2011-07-28 18:42:00

Maps fail to provide full opportunities in Central Valley, but may chart course for progress at Assembly and Congressional levels LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's Latino community will face significant challenges with achieving fair representation in the State Senate and in the Central Valley according to an analysis (attached) conducted by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund of the final...

2011-05-13 15:12:00

NOVATO, Calif., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In his most outrageous performance yet, Congressman Devin Nunes, the southern San Joaquin Valley Republican lawmaker who accuses environmentalists of being Communists and attacks water officials who negotiate environmental agreements as sell-outs, has introduced a new bill that would eliminate or weaken most protections for the collapsing Bay-Delta ecosystem. HR 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Reliability Act, introduced on May 11, would...

2011-05-13 00:00:29

Healings in Motion based in Stockton, CA and Stroke Resources, Inc. based in Modesto, CA, partner to present a special Central Valley Recovery, Awareness, Preventing Strokes program, "Stroke Awareness in the Central Valley", This event includes speakers, exhibits, break out sessions and a panel discussion focused on local stroke care. Stockton, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Healings in Motion and Stroke Resources, Inc. collaborate to increase stroke awareness in the Central Valley and stress the...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

Though still home of worst air in U.S., State of the Air 2011 report shows positive trends across California, urges everyone to "take action" for cleaner air LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released the State of the Air 2011 today, an annual report on air quality which includes lists of both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. While the report indicates that California still has some of the worst air in the nation, it...


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2007-04-10 16:45:13

The Splittail, or Sacramento splittail, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, is a cyprinid fish native to the low-elevation waters of the Central Valley in California. It was first described by William O. Ayres in 1854. It is the sole living member of its genus, the Clear Lake splittail P. ciscoides having become extinct in the 1970s. The distinctive feature of the Splittail is the larger upper lobe of the tail fin. It also has tiny barbels at the corners of the mouth. The dorsal fin has 9-10...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'