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2010-01-04 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- iPhone Application Studio, ICS Mobile, Inc., announces a record Christmas week for its critically acclaimed Navy Patrol: Coastal Defense Zero. The application, launched on December 23rd and recently nominated for the 2009 Best App Ever Award (http://bestappever.com/v/stgm/324167933), has clocked nearly 100,000 downloads and counting becoming by far the studio's biggest application debut. Initially scheduled to be free for the holiday break only,...

2009-12-21 06:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission (CCC) has once again pitted itself against sustainable, green development on the California Coast. The CCC voted on December 11th to deny a Coastal Development Permit to the proposed Monterey Bay Shores EcoResort (Ecoresort), the most environmental and sustainable designed project proposed to become a Platinum rated USGBC project, even though the resort would restore the site decimated by over 60 years of sand mining....

2009-12-15 10:06:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Coastal Healthcare Administrators officially announced its expansion into Santa Clara County for the first time since its inception in 1961. Effective immediately, Coastal Healthcare Administrators will be assuming responsibilities and provider contracts previously held by the Physicians Foundation for Medical Care. Operating on a locally based healthcare philosophy, Coastal maintains close working relationships with all network...

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2009-12-11 12:23:59

Middle-schoolers' test scores boosted by integrating horticulture lessons Keeping with the global "green" trend, educators worldwide are relying more on environmental education lessons to enhance students' science knowledge. Studies have revealed that bringing environmental education into the curriculum raises not just science scores"”environmental-based lessons can also improve student test scores in other subject areas. Naturally, educators are interested in developing new ways to...

2009-12-01 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ICS Mobile is proud to announce the release of the fourth installment of the Navy Patrol: Coastal Defense Saga entitled "The Last Stand." The critically acclaimed app featured in the "What's Hot" section of Apple's App Store and labeled as "one of five awesome iPhone tower defense apps" by CNET.com will be available for $0.99 during a 48H sale special before returning to its regular price of $2.99. "The addition of the Openfeint platform has...

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...

2009-11-12 13:58:46

Ida is one stubborn girl. Her remnants have moved out to sea and reformed as a powerful coastal low pressure system that's been raining on the mid-Atlantic since Tuesday night, November 10. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-12 captures images of the low's cloud cover several times every hour, and shows its cloud cover stretching from North Carolina up to Maine. Rains are currently confined to the Mid-Atlantic from North Carolina to New Jersey, but will creep north...

2009-10-23 09:11:00

DESTIN, Fla., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Vision 3000 / "THE Beach" Chairman Buddy Runnels applauded Southwest Airlines' announcement Wednesday of its intent to serve Northwest Florida beginning in May 2010 when the new Northwest Florida - Panama City International Airport opens. The nation's leading low-fare carrier will fly twice-daily nonstop service from Northwest Florida to four yet-to-be-named U.S. gateways. Calling the announcement "a real game-changer for tourism and...

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2009-10-09 14:45:00

A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton has found that sea levels have been rising across the south coast of England over the past century, substantially increasing the risk of flooding during storms. The team has conducted a major data collection exercise, bringing together computer and paper-based records from across the south of England, from the Scilly Isles to Sheerness, to form a single data set of south coast sea levels across the years. Their work has added...

2009-10-05 15:15:15

$1.03 million grant from Defense Department program to fund Florida State University study The anticipated sea-level rise associated with climate change, including increased storminess, over the next 100 years and the impact on the nation's low-lying coastal infrastructure is the focus of a new, interdisciplinary study led by geologists at The Florida State University. "Our hypothesis is that the historic storm record, which extends back only about 150 years, isn't a reliable indicator of...


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Coastal giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus
2014-02-04 09:37:14

The Coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) is a member of the Dicamptodontidae family. The species is native to the United States and Canada. The Coastal giant salamander ranges from northern California to Oregon and Washington and throughout parts of south British Columbia. The Coastal giant salamander inhabits freshwater lakes, marshes and rivers. The species may also be found in temperate deciduous forests. A nocturnal species, the Coastal giant salamander may or may not go...

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