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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...

2010-10-12 01:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE Amex: END) (LSE: ENDV) announced today that Thomas D. Clark, Jr., a member of the board of directors, died on October 9, 2010. Clark had served as a director of the corporation since 2006, most recently as chairman of the company's Nominating and Governance Committee and as a member of the Technology and Reserves Committee. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of our director. Tom was...

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2010-10-11 06:30:00

New research shows that people who eat sufficient amounts of whole grains have higher quality diets overall, but it also shows that, at least in the United States, not very many people actually eat whole grains as much as they should. The study, published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, found that less than 5 percent of American adults between 19 and 50 surveyed between 1999 and 2004 said they eat at least three whole grain servings every day....

2010-08-26 15:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that Tiger fans rule. But now Capital One Bank is making it official. Two lucky LSU Tiger fans will realize the dream of a lifetime when they step on the field at Death Valley for the coin toss before two of the season's marquee games against Alabama or Ole Miss as winners of Capital One Bank's You Rule Death Valley sweepstakes. The winners of Capital One Bank's You Rule Death Valley sweepstakes will each take an unprecedented...