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2014-10-20 23:08:06

Ryan Severson won a $10,000 Firehouse Makeover from California Casualty for the Northwood Volunteer Fire Company, where three generations of his family have served. The Iowa fire company, which gets no taxpayer dollars, will now be able to replace aging furniture and buy a big screen TV and training tables for new recruits. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Volunteer firefighter Ryan Severson will be adding a $10,000 Firehouse Makeover to his legacy with the Northwood Volunteer Fire...

2014-10-20 08:21:28

Davenport, Iowa Ford dealership offers top-rated hybrid model DAVENPORT, Iowa, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2015 Ford C-Max at Dahl Ford is a practical and efficient model that provides drivers and passengers with impressive safety features. Independent sources have rated the 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid and the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi as the top models available in the hybrid car segment. Consumers looking for an economical, eco-conscious hatchback hybrid with exemplary safety...

2014-10-16 23:06:13

Healthcare product designed as an illusion of nature™ that deepens biophilic engagement Fairfield, IOWA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The Sky Factory has launched the Personal Revelation SkyCeiling — a 2’ X 6’ portal to nature — designed to be mounted over patient beds. Unlike the standard 2’ X 2’ SkyTiles™ used in modular fashion to create a Luminous SkyCeiling™, the new Personal Revelation SkyCeiling features a single open sky aperture designed to relieve the observer’s...

2014-10-13 16:21:57

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that Krista Tanner will join the company on Nov. 10, 2014 as vice president, ITC Holdings Corp., and president of ITC Midwest. In this role, Tanner will serve as the business unit head and provide leadership and strategic direction for ITC Midwest. She will be based at ITC Midwest's regional office in Des Moines, Iowa. "Krista Tanner brings extensive industry experience, leadership and...

2014-10-10 23:04:45

Open House Scheduled for October 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Edward Rose & Sons, a privately held Michigan real estate development and management company, is continuing its expansion into the rapidly growing senior housing market sector with the opening of a new community in Clinton Township, Mich., northeast of Detroit. Rose Senior Living-Clinton Township, adjacent to the Partridge Creek Mall and near Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, offers 176...

2014-10-10 12:26:49

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiberutilities Group, LLC announces the signing of a contract with the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) to provide technical staff for the operation and services of the ICN, including management systems, on-site technicians to staff ICN's Network Operations Center located in Johnston, IA, and field support staff located around the state. Fiberutilities Group's contract will begin on January 1, 2015. The contract was officially signed...

2014-10-10 12:20:39

Leadership to focus on regulatory compliance, advanced alcohol monitoring technology and customer service DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly Williams has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Safety Technology, LLC (CST). CST manufactures and leases Intoxalock-branded ignition interlock and alcohol monitoring devices that have been preventing drunk driving for over 20 years. The incoming CEO will begin work immediately transitioning with CEO of 14...

2014-10-09 23:14:08

A fun-filled family day of KIDZMANIA at the Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge is planned for the second year by Linking Families and Communities and the United Way. The event will showcase the local services along with providing a safe, fun family event in the community. Fort Dodge, IA (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 The Crossroads Mall in Fort Dodge, IA, will be the location for the KIDZMANIA on October 25th from 10 am to 2 pm. For the 2nd year, Linking Families and Communities and United Way...

2014-10-08 23:13:10

Basic Toiletry Items Needed for Kids Served by Orchard Place Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, announces its annual “Rise & Shine” campaign, a toiletry drive for the children served by Orchard Place is now underway. Each year, Orchard Place spends about $50,000 on products for the children in our care at our residential campus. Items that meet basic needs include: toothpaste, deodorant, Q-tips, Germ-X, shampoos,...

2014-10-06 23:09:37

The State of Iowa will get a high tech, integrated EMS and trauma data system from Minnesota-based ImageTrend, Inc. The digital records will help discover better treatments and improve patient outcomes. LAKEVILLE, MINN. (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 ImageTrend, Inc. is proud to announce the Iowa Department of Public Health selected the company’s cloud-based software for statewide EMS and Trauma records. The digital records will provide statewide data analysis and reporting, shown to lead to...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.