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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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2010-03-29 07:08:38

Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination, according to Jesse Harrison presenting his research at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh on Sunday. The researchers from the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science have shown that the combination of marine microbes that can grow on...

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2010-01-25 12:21:02

A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a "100-year event" might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural damage. The new assessment concludes that the highest waves may be as much as 46 feet, up from estimates of only 33 feet that were made as recently as 1996, and a 40 percent increase. December and January are the months such waves are most...

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...


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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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