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2008-10-09 15:00:19

By FM WIGGINS PETERSBURG -- It's been nearly 60 years since the last full dredging of the Appomattox River. But there is hope that the project will be fully funded in the near future. City Manager B. David Canada gave a presentation on the dredging project to local government leaders from the Tri-Cities and to Congressmen J. Randy Forbes, R-4th District, and John Boozman, R- Ark. Boozman is a ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and...

2008-10-01 09:00:32

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Clean Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GCEI), a company working to be a significant contributor to the future of clean energy, today announced that the company's President, John Grob, is featured in an exclusive interview on WallSt.net's 3-Minute Press Show. The interview gives viewers an overview of the company, and the significance of the company's latest press release. To view the clip in its entirety, visit:...

2008-09-29 09:00:40

Hidalgo Mining International (PINKSHEETS: HMIT), an innovative mining company headquartered in Port Washington, N.Y., announced today that it has now signed a letter of intent to expand the Tinkisso project ownership an additional 26 kilometers. Mark Daniel Klok, President of HMIT, stated: "We have now completed our negotiations to expand and increase our ownership in the Tinkisso project within Guinea, West Africa. This pivotal deal will increase our property holdings within this project...

2008-09-27 03:00:20

The U.S. Corps of Engineers has been given the needed funding to complete dredging in the mouth of the Los Angeles River, upstream of the Queensway Bay Bridge. The dredging will prevent shoaling (sandy buildups on the ocean floor) from closing the channel from the Catalina Landing to the ocean. Beach-quality sand will be taken to a beach off Junipero Avenue and deposited in about 20 feet of water to help fight beach erosion. The Los Angeles River brings down several hundred thousand cubic...

2008-09-18 15:00:20

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- The idea of dredging portions of the Narrow River has been studied and talked about for more than 50 years, but as plans for a long-awaited project move forward, the town and the Army Corps of Engineers have different ideas about what is needed. The Corps of Engineers, focusing on environmental concerns, sees the project as one of habitat restoration -- an undertaking that could restore lost salt marshes, restore eelgrass and shellfish habitats, and...

2008-09-06 00:00:12

By Ambrose Clancy A plan to turn 110,000 underwater acres in Peconic and Gardiner bays into thousands of private shellfish farms is facing opposition from some baymen as well as a leading environmental group that is worried the bays might become industrialized. Four years ago the state Legislature passed a bill transferring the vast bay bottom acreage to Suffolk County, instructing the county to establish a shellfish aquaculture leasing program. Currently, a simple grant from the state...

2008-08-21 12:01:12

TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sierra Gold Corporation (Pink Sheets:SGCP) announced today that it will begin initial gold operation tomorrow on the Sewa River with the 8-inch dredge purchased last month from a South African company. This equipment has the capability to process up to 50 tons per hour. An experienced, highly qualified operator from South Africa will be running the operations. The dredge will enable the company to dramatically increase the amount of gold bearing...

2008-08-20 12:00:29

By OUT DOORS JIM MORRIS There is some good news about Grand Lake St. Marys. No, the water has not cleared up. It's still green with the consistency, in spots, of weak pea soup. While that's not good news, there's hope on the horizon. "This lake has been let go for so long, it's going to take a lot to get it back to where it needs to be, but now everyone has been brought together through the watershed project and that is going to help us accomplish many things," said...

2008-08-15 03:00:18

By Van den Sype, Jaak Davis, David; Duschang, John Supervising the Suspended Sediment Plume Created by Trenching Operations for the East Coast's Largest Undersea Cabling Project The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) service area, which includes the New York counties of Suffolk and Nassau, as well as Rockaway Peninsula in New York City's borough of Queens, is home to a growing population of nearly three million people. In spring 2004, LIPA selected the Neptune Regional Transmission System...

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Prafulla Marpakwar MUMBAI: Environment Minister Ganesh Naik on Monday stayed the proposed sand dredging operations in the entire Konkan-Thane belt, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, saying that without a no- objection certificate from the environment department, there will be no sand dredging activity. Konkan Divisional Commissioner S S Sandhu confirmed that his office had received an official communication from the environment department. "We have been asked to cancel the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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