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2010-01-19 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Geographic Society today unveiled its latest Geotourism MapGuide, which highlights the sustainable places and attractions in the Central Cascades region of the Pacific Northwest. Based on recommendations of local residents and business owners, the MapGuide showcases authentic and sustainable ways to experience the dynamic landscape, pioneering culture and recreational treasures of the Central Cascades areas of Washington and Oregon. The...

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2010-01-10 10:15:00

Case study: Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System detected 98 percent of tagged fish A new acoustic telemetry system tracks the migration of juvenile salmon using one-tenth as many fish as comparable methods, suggests a paper published in the January edition of the American Fisheries Society journal Fisheries. The paper also explains how the system is best suited for deep, fast-moving rivers and can detect fish movement in more places than other tracking methods. The Juvenile Salmon...

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2009-11-08 06:15:00

The killing of 25 California sea lions over the past two years has had no affect on the growing population of salmon at the base of Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates sea lions ate 4,960 salmon and steelhead during the spring of 2009. That compares to an adjusted estimate of 4,927, or 2.9 percent of the run, in 2008. Sharon Young of the Humane Society of the United States said the numbers show that trying to restore salmon by killing predators...

2009-10-05 09:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bumble Bee Foods, America's leading premium tuna brand and the producer and marketer of a full line of canned and pouched seafood products, extends its commitment to health and wellness today in joining the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is a first-of-kind national initiative formed to help reduce obesity, particularly childhood obesity, by 2015. As a founding member, Bumble Bee teams with a coalition...

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2009-09-18 07:46:59

Temperature differences, slow water could delay ocean entry Temperature differences and slow-moving water at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake rivers in Idaho might delay the migration of threatened juvenile salmon and allow them to grow larger before reaching the Pacific Ocean. A team of Northwest researchers are examining the unusual life cycle of the Clearwater's fall Chinook salmon to find out why some of them spend extra time in the cool Clearwater before braving the warm Snake....

2009-09-02 08:10:00

GEOLOGY includes studies of the Fraser River delta, British Columbia; the impact of global climate change on microfossil communities; alluvial fans in Taiwan; earthquake ruptures; earth-flows along the Eel River; Mediterranean fossil whales; collecting bias and carnivorous dinosaurs of the Kem Kem Formation, Morocco; and the effects Hurricanes Cindy, Katrina, and Rita on barrier island systems. GSA TODAY tells a 20-million-year-old story of interactions among the Columbia River, volcanic...

2009-08-11 14:39:00

RICHLAND, Wash., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are the prepared remarks of John C. Cruden, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division: This is a historic settlement. I am here on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder who has said the following to mark this occasion: "I am pleased the parties have come together after years of effort to reach these important agreements that set Washington state, Oregon and the federal government on...

2009-08-10 14:27:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John C. Cruden, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division, will tour the Waste Treatment Plant at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State on TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. PT (12:00 P.M. ET). Following the tour, Acting Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden, Governor Gregoire and Secretary Chu, along with state and federal officials, will hold a joint press briefing at the site....

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2009-07-24 08:40:00

 Acoustic tags and numerical river models are two technologies developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that are helping improve salmon passage at the Columbia Basin's hydroelectric dams.PNNL researchers will discuss these technologies and how they make scientific contributions to the endangered fish's survival during group technical presentations at Waterpower XVI, a conference for professionals in the hydroelectric industry. The...

2009-04-29 17:29:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a team led by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to manage and operate the new Mission Support Contract at its Hanford site in south central Washington State. The latest DOE determination was made following a protest lodged by a competing bidder and a review last fall by the Government Accountability Office. With a total program value of $3.059 billion over a 10-year period, the contract includes a...


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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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