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Fish Numbers, Diversity Reduced From River Dredging
2013-06-10 14:20:06

Penn State Comparing dredged and undredged sections of the Allegheny River, reduced populations of fish and less variety of aquatic life occurred in areas where gravel extraction took place, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences,. The researchers investigated navigation pools 7 and 8 near Kittanning and Templeton and published their results in the journal Freshwater Biology. "Understanding and untangling the complex effects of human activities on...

2012-09-24 23:02:53

Annual tee-shirt promotion has already raised more than $88,000 for breast cancer awareness and support over the past four years Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 High-style, low-price retailer DownEast has announced the start of its fifth annual “LIVE for Pink” sales event. Through October 14, 2012, customers can purchase special limited edition “LIVE for Pink” tees and DownEast will donate 50 percent of the sales — up to $25,000 — to...

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2004-12-07 08:11:14

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Tiny worms are taking the place of laboratory rats and mice for a Duke University scientist studying the effect of chemicals on the body. Researcher Jonathan Freedman has a $4 million contract from the National Toxicology Program to develop rapid toxicology tests on C. elegans roundworms. The worms easily could flag which chemicals might harm babies before birth, threaten brain damage in adults or otherwise create trouble, Freedman said. They may not seem like much, but...


Word of the Day
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.