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2014-05-03 23:02:34

Scientists study occurrence and fate of contaminants of emerging concern (CEC); Journal of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) publishes collection of research presented at CEC conference. Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 Trace organic compounds such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, hormones, flame retardants, and nanomaterials can have adverse effects on aquatic and terrestrial life and potentially on human health. These “contaminants of emerging...

2014-04-08 23:03:56

The design and development of BumbleBee.com garners Geary LSF top honors in the Food Industry Category at this year’s Internet Advertising Competition. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Produced by the Web Marketing Association, the Internet Advertising Competition, in its 12th year, has announced the Best in Industry winners. Taking home the honor for Best Website in the Food Industry category is international digital advertising agency, Geary LSF, for their design and...

2014-03-04 16:22:33

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) includes $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. "The fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration's priorities of supporting and improving the...

Salmon Numbers Tripled By Changes In Dam Operations
2014-02-26 09:00:32

[ Watch the Video: Dewatering Can Spell Disaster For Salmon ] Tom Rickey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory RICHLAND, Wash. – By adjusting water discharges in ways designed to boost salmon productivity, officials at a dam in central Washington were able to more than triple the numbers of juvenile salmon downstream of the dam over a 30-year period, according to a study published Feb. 25 in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. "This is one of the most...

Tracking First Moves Of Young Salmon In The Ocean
2013-11-08 08:32:21

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Knowledge informs efforts to restore endangered salmon stocks Basic ocean conditions such as current directions and water temperature play a huge role in determining the behavior of young migrating salmon as they move from rivers and hit ocean waters for the first time, according to new research. The findings inform restoration policies and practices focused on boosting endangered salmon species in the Pacific Northwest. The findings, from...

Bumble Bee Tuna Expands Recall After Millions Of Cans Possibly Spoiled
2013-03-09 08:46:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bumble Bee Foods LLC has expanded a tuna recall after an issue arose with improperly sealed cans of tuna, possibly leading to spoiled product. The recall now includes more than 3 million five-ounce cans. The products affected were improperly sealed at a California packing plant, according to Kim Painter of USA Today. As of March 8, 2.4 million cans of tuna sold under the Bumble Bee brand name and nearly 660,000 marketed under the...


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Columbia Plateau
2013-04-19 16:35:47

The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....

2012-06-15 07:32:22

Symbol: GRCO Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Biennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   GRNAC Grindelia nana Nutt. ssp. columbiana Piper   GRNAD Grindelia nana Nutt. var. discoidea (Nutt.) A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:ID, OR, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular...

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2005-06-15 14:36:36

The Short-horned Lizard is a small lizard that occurs in North America. Like other horned lizards, it is often wrongly called the "Horned Toad", but it is not a toad at all. It is a reptile, not an amphibian. It is also one of five species of lizards found in Canada. Taxonomy The taxonomy of the Short-horned Lizard is in the midst of a major revision based on recent research. As of 2004, accepted nomenclature recognizes two species: Phrynosoma douglasii (Bell 1829), the Pygmy...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.