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2012-06-16 01:00:43

Ongoing research by Mercyhurst University biologists intended to expand and expedite testing for potential pathogens in beach water at Presque Isle State Park has resulted in a new method that delivers near real-time water quality results. Mercyhurst biologist Dr. Steven Mauro, who has been instrumental in local beach water research the past five years, said the system is being piloted at Presque Isle this summer and represents a collaboration of Mercyhurst, Penn State Behrend, the...

2012-06-07 23:01:31

Erie Rising and other environmental groups mobilize 300 residents to call on Encana to stop the Canyon Creek drilling site near their homes and elementary schools in Erie, Colorado Erie, Colorado (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 The newly founded group Erie Rising organized a protest on Saturday to demand that Encana cancel their drilling plans on a new eight pad well that is located near schools and many homes. The event featured a rally at Erie Community Park at 10:30 a.m., followed by a march from...

2012-03-15 10:00:00

Ingram Content Group has been named the primary vendor of print materials for the 37 branch Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System, which celebrated 175 years of service in 2011 and had 3.65 million patron visits last year. Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 As libraries develop their services to meet the needs of today´s patrons, systems like the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System are selecting Ingram Content Group for its comprehensive library supply...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'