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2014-09-18 08:23:30

Houseplans further establishes itself as category leader in online building plan category with strategic acquisition PETALUMA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houseplans.com, leading source of online building plans, announces the acquisition of FreeGreen, innovator in environmentally conscious building, with the mission of democratizing green building across the world. Houseplans acquired FreeGreen to further entrench their leadership position, offering the most comprehensive...

2014-09-18 08:23:13

First implementation in the United States SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) recently invested in FloodWorks, a flood alert system to enhance emergency responders' capabilities to respond to flash flood conditions. With investment in this advanced monitoring system, SARA is partnering with the San Antonio Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to improve the response capability during flash floods....

2014-09-18 08:21:51

Out-Of-Home Advertising Firm Resumes Partnership with Sound Transit SEATTLE and NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a competitive process, Titan has been awarded a new 10-year contract for the exclusive rights to transit advertising on behalf of Sound Transit. Titan previously represented Sound Transit from 2006 to 2009 and looks forward to resuming the relationship with the prominent transit agency that serves the people of Central Puget Sound. Commencing on October 1,...

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2014-09-18 07:39:42

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers have announced the discovery of several shipwrecks in the waters just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait, as part of an on-going investigation into the “ghost ships” that can reveal much about the maritime and cultural history of the area. The 1910 shipwreck SS Selja was uncovered, alongside an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck named the “mystery...

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2014-09-18 07:23:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." That's the advice that Dory, from Disney's Finding Nemo, gave to the father of a lost clownfish. According to a new study led by the ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) and the University of Exeter, that's apparently what baby clownfish do. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, demonstrate that clownfish larvae can swim up to nearly 250 miles in search of a home. This...

2014-09-18 04:20:26

Retail electricity provider donates Renewable Energy Certificates, matching 100 percent of Aquarium's estimated annual energy consumption HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources announced today that it will give Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for the sixth consecutive year to the New England Aquarium. RECs allow electricity consumers to purchase their energy from a renewable source such as wind, solar, or biomass. The contribution matches 100 percent...

2014-09-18 00:20:27

Customers look for building companies with strong technical capabilities and a proven track record KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasing effects of climate change on temperatures in various countries across Asia-Pacific will inevitably impact the buildings industry in the region. The industry will have to adapt to these changes, focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy to combat the hike in electricity consumption, tariffs and operational costs. New...

2014-09-17 23:15:51

Alberta Wilderness Association has refused to publish a climate change rebuttal by Friends of Science Society in response to a derogatory commentary about the Friends published in AWA’s June/July “Wild Lands Advocate” magazine. Friends of Science have posted a blog entitled "Uncharitable Response: Lost in the Alberta Wilderness" questioning the AWA position in light of AWA’s taxpayer funding, charitable status and their stated values of fairness. Calgary, Alberta, Canada...

2014-09-17 23:14:48

Bobby Likis, automotive expert and host of nationally syndicated car-talk program "Bobby Likis Car Clinic," shared the microphone with Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), last Saturday on the Car Clinic globalcast in a hard-hitting discussion of the local, regional and national issues surrounding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is now being threatened by “Big Oil." Dinneen explained that the RFS and ethanol production saves...

2014-09-17 23:12:54

Texas company Turf Feeding Systems focuses on water, soil health and food production every day. Recently, founder Michael Chaplinsky has formed a team of individuals who will work to implement Sustainable Agriculture and Water Efficiency, aimed to combat the important world issues. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Michael Chaplinsky, president of Turf Feeding Systems, Inc. is sharply focused on implementing sustainable agriculture and water efficiency worldwide. Chaplinsky...


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Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2014-09-22 15:56:59

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), known also as Giant Grebe, Poc, or Giant Pied-Billed Grebe, is an extinct water bird, a relative of the Pied-Billed Grebe. It was native to the Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. Thanks to the work or the American ecologist Anne LaBastille, its decline is comprehensively known. LaBastille observed this species for over 25 years. She has also written a book regarding this bird called Mama Poc. This Grebe reached...

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri
2014-09-16 08:16:44

The Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri) is a species of aquatic frog that is native to the southern United States in Texas and New Mexico, and south through Mexico and Central America. It is also occasionally referred to as the Mexican Leopard Frog. The handle berlandieri honors the Belgian naturalist Jean Louis Berlandier, who worked for the Mexican government on one of the first biological surveys of Texas. These frogs grow up to 2.2 to 4.5 inches long. They are normally tan,...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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