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Deepwater Horizon Spill Exacerbated Existing Problems In Louisiana Marshes
2012-06-26 04:10:50

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill temporarily worsened existing manmade problems in Louisiana's salt marshes such as erosion, but there may be cause for optimism, according to a new study. A study appearing online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found the 2010 spill killed off salt marsh plants 15 to 30 feet from the shoreline and this plant die off resulted in a more-than-doubled rate of erosion along the marsh edge and subsequent permanent marsh habitat...

'Hotspot' Causing Sea Level Rise Acceleration In Eastern US
2012-06-25 04:46:11

The sea level of the eastern coast of the United States is accelerating at a much faster rate than the country's other coasts due to global warming, claim researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). According to Damian Carrington, a reporter with the UK newspaper The Guardian, the sea level rise of the "densely populated" Atlantic coast from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts is increasing at a rate three to four times faster than the rest of the country's...

Understanding The Effects And Impacts Of Flooding In The South Of England
2012-06-15 11:32:42

Research from the University of Southampton has developed and applied a method for understanding the effects and impacts of coastal flooding, which could contribute to more effective flood forecasting, defense design and land use planning. By using observations from real coastal floods and numerical models, researchers simulated coastal floods within the Solent region of the South of England to approximate the consequences of synthetic flood events, using land and property as example...

2012-05-31 11:09:08

The June GSA TODAY science article is now online and open access at http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/. In this issue, Gregory Retallack and Joshua Roering of the University of Oregon enter the long-standing debate as to whether rock platforms along coasts and rivers are the product of physical erosion or chemical weathering above the water table. Although the notion of wave-cut or stream-cut platforms is firmly entrenched in the literature, Retallack and Roering present the case that a...

Old Maps And Dead Clams Help Solve Coastal Boulder Mystery
2012-05-01 08:09:26

Perched atop the sheer coastal cliffs of Ireland's Aran Islands, ridges of giant boulders have puzzled geologists for years. What forces could have torn these rocks from the cliff edges high above sea level and deposited them far inland? While some researchers contend that only a tsunami could push these stones, new research in The Journal of Geology finds that plain old ocean waves, with the help of some strong storms, did the job. And they're still doing it. The three tiny Aran...

2012-04-27 23:00:07

MyInfo911 has developed emergency ID cards, stickers, key tags, and other specialty products that can be carried by Girl Scouts and their leaders at all times. MyInfo911 products utilize the latest state of the art technology, the Quick Response (QR) code, which allows first responders virtually instant access to the medical history of the victim so they may provide care that is both timely and accurate. Palm Coast, FL (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 MyInfo911 congratulates the Girl Scouts...

2012-04-01 23:00:14

Every year millions of children are injured participating in school sports. Myinfo911 has developed state of the art emergency ID products to insure first responders have instant access to the victim's medical history allowing them to provide care to the child that is both timely and correct. Palm Coast, Fl. (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Every year millions of children are injured participating in school sports. Myinfo911 has developed state of the art emergency ID products to insure first...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

MyInfo911 has developed its special emergency ID card and other related products to aid victims of boating and other water related accidents, by enabling first responders to instantly access the victim's medical history in order to provide care that is both timely and geared to their individual medical needs. Palm Coast, Fl. (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 MyInfo911, when identifying groups in need of their state of the art medical ID card and related products, put boating enthusiasts near the...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

Myinfo 911 has added a new Key Tag ID Card to its present array of state of the art medical ID products in its efforts to provide even greater protection to victims of vehicular accidents and other medical emergencies, ensuring they receive care from first responders that is both timely and accurate. Palm Coast, Fl. (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 MyInfo911 learned early on that in the face of a medical emergency, victims often have no way to communicate pertinent information about their medical...

Image 1 - Mysterious Flotsam Came From Deepwater Horizon Rig
2012-01-21 04:33:16

Tracking Debris from Damaged Oil Rigs Could Help Forecast Coastal Impacts in the Future Shortly after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, mysterious honeycomb material was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico and along coastal beaches. Using state-of-the-art chemical forensics and a bit of old-fashioned detective work, a research team led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) confirmed that the flotsam were pieces of material used to maintain buoyancy of the pipe...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.