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2014-08-22 12:24:46

Launches Six New Sites MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twin Cities-based Irish Titan has concluded a busy summer with an incredibly productive month of August, launching a total of six new sites. They represent a broad range of the firm's capabilities, both within the Drupal and Magento spheres. Irish Titan kicked off the month by launching a new Drupal site for Indiana Seal, a GPK-product company that specializes in products for the piping industry. This was quickly...

2014-08-21 23:15:37

Drake University’s Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and Colleen’s Dream Foundation have donated $10,000 to support ovarian cancer research conducted by Michael Goodheart, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Holden Cancer Center. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Drake University’s Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and Colleen’s Dream Foundation have donated $10,000 to support ovarian cancer research, according to...

2014-08-21 23:13:08

The Grant Is Designated to The Children’s Fund at Orchard Place Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, has received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant will be used by the The Children’s Fund at Orchard Place to help with the emergency needs of children and families served by all Orchard Place divisions. “This grant is crucial to the children and families of Orchard Place,” said...

2014-08-21 23:11:10

Hy-Vee’s Homefront Initiative Kicks off with Strong Customer Support Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Hope For The Warriors® once again thanks Hy-Vee, Inc., a supermarket chain in the Midwest, for their continued support to military families. So far in 2014, Hy-Vee has already donated more than $46K to Hope For The Warriors® with the support of their customers and the “Round Up” program. The company will continue this program in the month of November for Veterans...

2014-08-21 23:04:31

The Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that the King will attend the Grand Opening of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project LIBERTY cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Emmetsburg, IA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands to Attend Project LIBERTY Opening The Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that the King will attend the Grand...

2014-08-19 23:12:20

One in Four Children will Face a Mental Health Issue During Childhood. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is well known for our highly-respected, intensive psychiatric residential treatment center. Recently, Orchard Place Campus Admissions director Lori Dawson-weeks, shared how the program has become so successful and tips for parents who are struggling with a child with severe mental health issues. Psychiatric Medical...

2014-08-13 16:22:25

Voith Hydro is supplying complete hydroelectric generating equipment for the project located near Pella, IA PELLA, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground was officially broken on the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) today, which will retrofit the Lake Red Rock Dam near Pella, IA to provide up to 55MW of power during peak seasons. RRHP is being built by Missouri River Energy Services, and Voith will supply the turbines, generators, and associated controls that will help...

2014-08-13 08:23:50

Acquisition Brings Company's Total Owned and Operated Wind Farm Assets to Over $30 Million PIPESTONE, Minn., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL) (the "Company"), a leading provider of clean energy solutions and a leader in community wind power development, announced today that the Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of two operating wind farms in Iowa. The $4 million acquisition closed on August 11(th), 2014, and the wind projects...

2014-08-12 23:00:58

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY will open its doors to the public at its Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, showcasing first-of-its-kind technology that is poised to dramatically expand our world’s resources for transportation fuel. The commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will process 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husk and some stalk daily to produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year, later ramping up to 25 million gallons per year....

2014-08-11 08:21:50

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyoming is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Iowa is the cheapest, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. Bankrate factored in the annual costs of gasoline, insurance and repairs. In Wyoming, a typical driver spends $2,705 per year to operate his or her vehicle. In Iowa, the average driver spends just $1,942 per year. The national average is $2,223. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130805/FL58072LOGO...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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