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2014-07-03 12:25:06

AUSTIN, Texas, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) today called on the Veterans Administration to move quickly to improve veterans' access to high-quality, timely health care by granting the VA's nurse practitioners full-practice authority throughout the system. AANP, the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners, also urged Congress to increase the number of nurse practitioners in VA facilities....

Scientists Project New Jersey Shore Sea Level To Rise 11 To 15 Inches Higher Than Global Average For Next Century
2013-12-05 19:12:21

Rutgers Geoscientists at Rutgers and Tufts universities estimate that the New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 – 11 to 15 inches higher than the average for sea-level rise globally over the century. That would mean, the scientists say, that by the middle of the century, the one-in-10 year flood level at Atlantic City would exceed any flood known there from the observational record, including Superstorm Sandy....


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.'