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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...

2010-08-27 09:55:00

BRADENTON, Fla., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Already hard at work as a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Coastal Orthopedics surgeon Daniel Lamar, MD hits the Manatee High sidelines tonight as the team's new Medical Director. He'll provide his sports medicine expertise to the football team as they make their season debut on national television. Ranked number 8 on USA Today's list of top high school football teams in the nation, tonight's preseason game will be televised on ESPNU....

2010-07-28 09:00:00

How Obama Can Fulfill Pledge to Make Coastal Louisiana Better Than It Was Before Spill WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today on the 100th day of the BP oil disaster details short- and long-term strategies for the Obama administration to make coastal Louisiana less vulnerable to future oil spills and hurricanes, including negotiating with BP for a $5 billion down payment on expected payments for natural resource damages. The report by Environmental...

2010-07-27 05:18:00

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Anglers across the United States and the Bahamas can now access essential fishing information from the palm of their hand. At the touch of a button, Coastal Angler Magazine's smartphone FishOn application instantly delivers up-to-the minute local weather, marine conditions, tides, fishing regulations and other details that can affect a day on the water. The GPS-driven, Marvel Mobi powered application, is available on Droid, BlackBerry and...

2010-06-30 11:28:00

BRADENTON, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Traditionally, total hip replacement surgery was performed on the elderly, but these days, advancements in the procedure have patients opting for the surgery much earlier in life. At 42-years-old, Bernadette Pletcher is one such patient. The mother of three recently underwent total hip replacement surgery for pain caused by arthritis and the total loss of cartilage of her left hip that had developed from an old injury. "Just six weeks after...

2010-06-24 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Coastal Commission is proud to announce the 26th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest volunteer event. The event will take place at more than 800 locations around the state on Saturday, September 25*, from 9 AM to Noon. The Cleanup is the State's largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on our beaches and inland shorelines over the past year, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers...

2010-06-09 11:44:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America's Energy Coast group is calling for Congress to accelerate immediately the sharing of offshore oil and gas revenues with producing states along the U.S. Gulf Coast and to amend a bill to expedite long-delayed grants to those states from the Coastal Impact Assistance program (CIAP). The group representing conservation, energy, and other interests throughout the four-state region of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama,...

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2010-05-27 09:55:03

Post-Ike study by Rice's SSPEED Center details vulnerabilities With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season less than a week away, a new analysis from experts at several Texas universities is warning that a major hurricane could devastate the Houston/Galveston region. A report issued May 26 by the Rice University-based Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters Center (SSPEED) indicates that even a moderately powerful hurricane could endanger tens of thousands of lives and...


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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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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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