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Researchers Reveal Nine Steps To Save Waterways
2014-01-31 13:55:37

The University of British Columbia The key to clean water and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists. Fish habitats need ecosystems that are rich in food with places to hide from predators and lay eggs, according to the framework published today in the journal Environmental Reviews. Humans have put key freshwater ecosystems at risk because of land development and the loss of the vegetation along rivers and...

2011-06-27 11:09:00

LONDON and NEW YORK, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global chemical and energy information provider ICIS has launched a new eBook analyzing key macroeconomic shifts and their impact on future chemical demand. The latest chapter of the eBook, called 'Boom, Gloom and the New Normal - How Western Baby Boomers are Changing Global Chemical Demand Patterns', is available for free download at http://www.icis.com/newnormalebook. "Since the early 1980s, we have not had to...

2011-06-14 15:06:00

NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gagosian Gallery announces the launch of an application for the iPad, available as a free download from the iTunes store, beginning today. The app will be updated four times per year, providing content that features recent, current, and future Gagosian artists, exhibitions, and projects. The artists presented in edition #1 include Richard Avedon, Cecily Brown, John Currin, Vera Lutter, Kazimir Malevich, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Robert...

2010-10-06 15:51:00

DENVER, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, has bolstered its U.S. Infrastructure Division with the addition of Dr. John Richardson, a prominent authority in the field of computational fluid dynamics(CFD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/LA44654LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090710/LA44654LOGO) As Senior Technical Expert for Hydrodynamic Modeling,...

2008-10-06 15:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON Wiscasset is being considered for the largest energy development proposal - and potentially the largest development project of any kind - in the history of the state. A Toronto entrepreneur who has developed Canadian wind farms has floated the idea of building a massive $2 billion underground hydropower station at the old Maine Yankee nuclear power station site. The project would be one of the first of its kind anywhere. The proposal raises questions about impacts...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

By John Richardson Monhegan Island is known for creative inhabitants with famous names such as Hopper, Kent and Wyeth. These days, the island's lobstermen are attracting attention in their own right for creating what might be a promising future for Maine's premier fishery. Early Wednesday, 12 islanders - 10 men and 2 women - steamed out of Monhegan's quiet harbor to set their traps and begin a new nine- month fishing season. Trap Day, as it is known, is an honored tradition here and...

2008-10-05 15:00:19

By John Richardson Wiscasset is being considered for the largest energy development proposal - and potentially the largest development project of any kind - in the history of the state. A Toronto entrepreneur who has developed Canadian wind farms has floated the idea of building a massive $2 billion underground hydropower station at the old Maine Yankee nuclear power station site. The project would be one of the first of its kind anywhere. The proposal raises questions about impacts...

2008-09-29 12:00:26

By John Richardson "An Inconvenient Truth" might have raised the bar, winning an Academy Award and all. But there are a whole lot of environmental movies out there. And next Saturday, eight of the newest ones will be screened in Portland during what's billed as The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. "They make you think. They make you argue," said Mary Cerullo, associate director of the Friends of Casco Bay. There also should be some chuckling, and even cringing, going on....

2008-09-23 12:00:00

By JOHN RICHARDSON Maine and nine other northeastern states will break new ground Thursday with the launch of a regional effort to fight global warming. The effort - called a cap-and-trade program - means large power plants that want to discharge carbon dioxide after this year will have to buy pollution allowances from the states or from each other. The carbon market will open for business Thursday, when Maine and some of the other states hold an Internet-based auction that will be...


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2007-08-14 03:55:22

Richardson's Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus richardsonii), is a ground squirrel native to North America. It is found mainly in the northern states of the United States, such as North Dakota, and in southern Canada, such as southern Alberta and Southern Saskatchewan. The range of this animal expanded as forests were cleared to create farm land. It lives in short grass prairies and has also adapted to suburban environments. A typical adult is about 12 inches long. Weight varies greatly with...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'