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Exploring Ways To Protect Fish From Barotrauma
2014-04-16 15:35:48

Tom Rickey, PNNL Fish-friendly hydropower is the goal of international team Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest — in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam. For some, the change in pressure is simply too big, too fast, and they die or are...

2014-03-04 23:26:35

TCEB revealed the winner for the “Thailand MICE Review Competition” which has been held since October 2013 (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 In October 2013, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB)’s online campaign, the “Thailand MICE Review Competition,” generated an overwhelming response of almost 100 applicants from 20 countries. Five finalists were eventually chosen based on TCEB’s judging criteria, namely: extensive working / blogging experience plus in-depth...

2014-01-30 23:34:37

The competition aims to showcase the capability of each MICE city. Bangkok (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 TCEB and Thai Airways International have jointly embarked on the first ever competition for the MICE industry entitled: Thailand MICE Destination Review Competition, which aims to showcase the capability and readiness of 5 unique MICE cities in Thailand. Sarita Chintakanond Director, Information Technology TCEB said, “Over the past two months we received almost 100 profile...

2010-10-06 10:10:00

Scientists discovered an average of three new biological species each week in the Greater Mekong region of Asia, including such unique life forms as a fish with vampire-like fangs and a 22-foot tall carnivorous plant, international conservation group WWF announced on Wednesday. According to WWF officials, a total of 145 new species were found in 2009 in the area near the Mekong River, which includes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and China's Yunnan Province. Joining the fanged...

2010-08-11 08:08:00

BANGKOK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ --The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has confirmed that the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+ 2010) will be held from 8-10 September, 2010, at the IMPACT Convention Center (Hall 9), Muang Thong Thani. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NY49102 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100811/NY49102 ) The Thailand Travel Mart Plus is the country's premier annual trade event designed...

2010-04-30 11:09:07

Population growth, urbanization, increasing pollution, soil erosion and climate variations are all reflected in the management and adequacy of the world's waters. The situation is particularly difficult in many developing countries, where there are growing concerns over escalating water crises and even outright water conflicts between countries and regions. "The current rate of population growth and urbanization are already impacting food production. We need to improve the efficiency of...

2008-12-15 11:35:00

Researchers have reported the discovery of more than 1,000 new species in the Greater Mekong region over the past decade. The region, comprised of wetlands and rainforest along the Mekong River in Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and China, has been a plentiful source of species never seen before, such as a bright pink spiny dragon millipede or a spider with a foot-long leg span. From 1997 until 2007, at least 1,068 new species have been identified in the Greater Mekong region,...

2008-10-03 09:00:17

Dire environmental pollution plagues Mekong Delta: seminar HANOI, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Mekong Delta provinces are facing serious environmental degradation with more than 220,000 tons of industrial waste being dumped every year into the surroundings, The Youth reported on Thursday. The figure was announced at a recent seminar entitled " Protecting the Mekong Delta Environment amid Industrialization and Modernization", with participation of about 200 staff members working on this...

Word of the Day
  • 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.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.