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2010-07-09 12:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Irika Shipping S.A., a ship management corporation registered in Panama and doing business in Greece, pleaded guilty on July 8, 2010 before Maryland U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Motz, to felony obstruction of justice charges and violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships related to concealing deliberate vessel pollution from the M/V Iorana, a Greek flagged cargo ship that made port calls in Baltimore, Tacoma, Wash., and New...

2010-05-05 15:25:00

Oxfam America supporting community efforts to respond to crisis GULF COAST, La., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With their livelihoods in true jeopardy, community leaders across the Gulf Coast are mobilizing to respond to the oil spill disaster and give political voice to the people that stand to lose the most. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) "You've got fishermen that are losing their livelihoods, that can't make their payments. There are men in...

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2010-04-05 11:05:00

Surplus food can be a double-edged sword for bottom-feeders in the ocean deep, according to a new study in the April issue of Ecology. While extra nutrients give a boost to large animals on the deep sea floor, the feeding frenzy that results wreaks havoc on smaller animals in the seafloor sediment, researchers say. Descend thousands of feet under the ocean to the deep sea floor, and you'll find a blue-black world of cold and darkness, blanketed in muddy ooze. In this world without sunlight,...

2009-12-10 13:46:13

Environmental scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Durham University have employed a novel combination of geological and model reconstructions of wetland environments during a 10,000-year period to address spatial variations in sea-level history and provide quantitative estimates of subsidence along the east coast of England. The findings indicate that glacial rebound "” the rise or fall of land masses that were depressed by the huge weight of ice sheets during the last...

2009-12-10 13:43:10

An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise along the Atlantic Coast of the United States was 2 millimeters faster in the 20th century than at any time in the past 4,000 years. Sea-level rise prior to the 20th century is attributed to coastal subsidence. Put simply, land is being lost to subsidence as the earth continues to rise in response to the removal of the huge weight of ice sheets during the last glacial period....

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2009-10-29 08:39:10

An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. Researchers found 20th-century sea-level rise to be three times higher than the rate of sea-level rise during the last 500 years. In addition, this jump appears to occur between 1879 and 1915, a time of industrial change that may provide a direct link to human-induced climate change. The results appear in the current issue of the...

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2009-10-28 09:20:00

Tsunamis are among the most-devastating natural calamities. These earthquake-generated waves can quickly engulf low-lying land and bring widespread destruction and death. They can deposit sand and debris far inland from where they came ashore. Now, for the first time, a group of scientists working in the Kuril Islands off the east coast of Russia has documented the scope of tsunami-caused erosion and found that a wave can carry away far more sand and dirt than it deposits. The fortuitous...

2009-10-19 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Abraham Energy Report's new edition released today to subscribers includes an article highlighting a little-known provision in the $10 billion Coast Guard Reauthorization bill passed on Sept. 24 by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee which could place additional limits on construction of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the United States. The provision, buried in the legislation, focuses on the...

2009-07-24 03:00:00

BARRIE, Ontario, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Winning Brands Corporation www.WinningBrands.ca (Pink Sheets: WNBD) (Frankfurt: WMU.F), manufacturer of cleaning sensation Winning Colours Stain Remover, is augmenting its U.S. retail account sales force with the immediate appointment of Illinois based manufacturer's sales agency ISK Industries www.isk-industries.com. ISK already services Sears/K-Mart, Target, Menards, Meijer's, and Ace Hardware corporate amongst others. The move...

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2009-07-20 08:51:52

The potential for a huge Pacific Ocean tsunami on the West Coast of America may be greater than previously thought, according to a new study of geological evidence along the Gulf of Alaska coast. The new research suggests that future tsunamis could reach a scale far beyond that suffered in the tsunami generated by the great 1964 Alaskan earthquake. Official figures put the number of deaths caused by the earthquake at around 130: 114 in Alaska and 16 in Oregon and California. The tsunami...


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