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2011-09-27 07:52:04

Oil spill resulted in dramatic effects on fish species in Louisiana marshes Despite low concentrations of oil constituents in Gulf of Mexico waters from the Deepwater Horizon spill, fish were dramatically affected by toxic components of the oil. So found a team led by scientists Fernando Galvez and Andrew Whitehead of Louisiana State University (LSU). The researchers published their results this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Galvez,...

2011-07-06 10:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced it is working with Coulomb Technologies to fund and donate 16 electric vehicle charging stations at college campuses in and around Entergy's four-state service area. The first two Entergy-funded charging stations were unveiled during a special event at Louisiana State University as Entergy and LSU launched one of the state's first major forays into the electric vehicle market. The event...

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2011-06-28 04:50:00

Analysis of direct climate record shows Antarctic tundra persisted until 12 million years ago A painstaking examination of the first direct and detailed climate record from the continental shelves surrounding Antarctica reveals that the last remnant of Antarctic vegetation existed in a tundra landscape on the continent's northern peninsula about 12 million years ago. The research, which was led by researchers at Rice University and Louisiana State University, appears online this week and will...

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2011-06-24 08:38:46

Bird species thought extinct came back to the forests Bird species in rainforest fragments in Brazil that were isolated by deforestation disappeared then reappeared over a quarter-century, according to research results published today in the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) ONE. Scientists thought many of the birds had gone extinct. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and conducted in cooperation with Projeto Dinâmica Biol³gica de...

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2011-06-15 09:25:00

The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" is predicted to be the largest ever recorded due to extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring, according to a team of scientists working through the support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scientists, from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University and the University of Michigan, based their forecast on Mississippi River nutrient inputs compiled annually by the US Geological Survey...

2011-05-09 11:39:00

LAKE CHARLES, La., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a rigorous 3-Phase review process, Louisiana-AgCenter (LSU-AgCenter) and Aquatic Energy LLC (AE) have been recommended 1st for state research funds by the Industrial Ties Research Subprogram (ITRS) component of the Board of Regents Support Fund (BORSF). These funds have been endorsed for their proposal to develop breakthrough technology for harvesting microalgae from liquid cultures with the goal of drastically reducing harvesting...

2011-04-14 17:20:00

DENVER, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting and engineering company, has employed Lloyd E. "Buddy" Porta, Jr., PE as Business Development Manager for the State of Louisiana within its Infrastructure Division. Porta brings a wealth of knowledge in transportation procurement and operations with governmental agencies to the position. As Business Development Manager, Porta will be responsible for growing the transportation business in...

2010-12-28 00:00:38

Gerald S. George, Ph.D., author of the best-selling gymnastics textbook "Championship Gymnastics: Biomechanical Techniques for Shaping Winners" will be recognized as an honored Alumnus of Louisiana State University and be inducted into its special Alumni "Hall of Distinction." The black-tie award ceremony will be held on April 1, 2011 on the LSU Campus. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) December 27, 2010 Gerald S. George, Ph.D., author of the best-selling gymnastics textbook "Championship Gymnastics:...

2010-11-04 16:23:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wearing his purple LSU lounge pants festooned with images of Mike the Tiger and the LSU logo, self-described "humongous" Tiger fan Kris Baxter was home in Bossier City when an overnight package arrived. When he opened the package, all he could say was "Go Tigers!" The special delivery package informed Kris that he is the first winner of Capital One Bank's You Rule Death Valley sweepstakes, the unprecedented partnership with LSU Athletics Tiger...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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