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2011-01-14 08:30:00

Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are vowing to protect newly located coral reefs found in a 12 mile span off the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, hoping that their discovery could lead to the revitalization of the area's coral ecosystem. The new reefs, located at depths of between 100 and 500 feet, were discovered by Richard Appledoorn, a professor at the University of Puerto Rico, and divers participating in a one-year training course, according to...

2009-11-23 15:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today $1.2 million in coastal zone management grants to organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Pennsylvania's coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary, saying the investment was important to the regions' economies. "Pennsylvania's 120 miles of coastline generate income from recreation, tourism and commercial fishing, so they play an integral role for the economies of the...

2009-08-24 15:23:00

New Online Application Available HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today announced that DEP's Water Planning Office will begin accepting applications for federal fiscal year 2010 coastal zone grants. The grants are funded by the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA), and will finance projects within the Delaware Estuary and Lake Erie coastal zones that support the program's mission to protect and enhance...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, +1-717-783-1116; Neil Weaver of the Department of Environmental Protection, +1-717-787-1323 HARRISBURG, Pa.,Sept.12/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--With increasing pressures on Pennsylvania's 120 miles of coastline and other areas within the state's two coastal zones, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced new investments today that will clean and protect these areas for the public's enjoyment. "Our coastal zones...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
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