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2011-01-28 15:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Superior Court judge has awarded the California Coastal Commission over $3.9 million in fines and penalties for Coastal Act violations in the Santa Monica Mountains. Judge Holly Kendig issued a ruling today, finding that property owner Madalon Witter and her manager, Douglas Richardson, had illegally developed a 40-plus-acre site in the Santa Monica Mountains with unpermitted trailers, residential structures, roads, storage sheds,...

2010-12-20 06:00:00

VENTURA, Calif. and HERCULES, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB), a recognized leader in its ongoing efforts to engage students in DNA barcoding, and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, today announced a collaboration to co-develop DNA barcoding instructional activities for the classroom. The collaboration merges Bio-Rad's expertise in the development...

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2010-11-19 06:25:00

A close-up image of the eyes of a Daddy Longlegs has beaten out nearly 2,000 other life science-related microscope photos and movies to win the 2010 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, officials announced on Wednesday. The picture, which was taken by Dr. Igor Siwanowicz of the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Munich, Germany, "showcases the bug-eyed splendor" of the Phalangium opilio, an arachnid species also known as a Harvestman, contest representatives said in a...

2010-11-17 15:01:00

SUGARCREEK, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ProVia Door, a leading manufacturer of professional-class residential entry doors, expands its product offering with its new Coastal Impact Products, a series of steel and fiberglass entry doors that meet Florida Building Code (FBC). These Coastal Impact Products provide superior protection from the harshest weather conditions, including heavy winds, rain and flying debris without sacrificing the custom, beautifully-designed aesthetic...

2010-11-02 02:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, November 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine and coastal developments in the Middle East are increasingly attracting global attention. Dr. Benno Boer, Ecological Sciences Advisor Arab Region at UNESCO, Craig Thackray, Head of Marine at Scott Wilson, and Magdy Youssef, Director of the Lusail Complex at Qatari Diar, were approached to provide input from the NGO, consultant and developer perspective on why this is so. Dr. Benno Boer, UNESCO, commented: "The Arab States in...

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2010-10-28 08:34:33

Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological sites in coastal areas around the world will be lost to erosion. With no hope of saving all of these sites, archaeologists Torben Rick from the Smithsonian Institution, Leslie Reeder of Southern Methodist University, and Jon Erlandson of the University of Oregon have issued a call to action for scientists to assess the sites most at risk. Writing in the Journal of Coastal Conservation...

2010-09-23 13:54:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) employees are voluntarily participating this Saturday in Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day, a single-day signature volunteer cleanup event dedicated to cleaning up coastlines all over the world. With its workforce all across North America, 250 SANYO volunteers will participate from and in locations such as Mexico, the United States (California and Oregon), and Canada. By encouraging its...

2010-09-16 13:12:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Holcim (US) Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components, today announced that employees, friends and family from its Theodore plant located in Theodore, Alabama will join forces and participate for the thirteenth consecutive year in the 23rd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup event. The event is being held on Saturday, September 18, 2010. "As a company, we are proud of what we do to limit our impact on...

2010-09-09 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organizations that work to protect and preserve Pennsylvania's coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary will benefit from $1.4 million in Coastal Zone Management Grants that were announced today by Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger. The annual grants, largely funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were awarded to 30 non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in counties that...

2010-09-08 05:00:00

NANTUCKET, Mass., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As sea levels continue to rise, what are coastal communities doing to adapt to and mitigate a situation that could result in the eventual displacement of millions of Americans and destroy beaches and coastal ecosystems? Leading government officials, policy-makers, scientists, insurance experts and others will join together at a conference here on September 24 to explore the issues from various points of view and discuss how some communities are...


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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.