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Fish Farming Can Be Conducted With Low Environmental Impact: NOAA
2013-12-20 13:10:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from NOAA's National Ocean Service reveals specific types of fish farming can be accomplished with minimal or no harm to the coastal ocean environment, provided proper planning and safeguards are in place. Scientists at the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) assessed the environmental effects of finfish aquaculture, including such aspects as interactions with water quality, benthic habitats, and marine...

Food Provision Remains An Area Of Great Concern According To The 2013 Ocean Health Index
2013-10-16 06:53:48

University of California - Santa Barbara In the 2013 Ocean Health Index (OHI) –– an annual assessment of ocean health lead by Ben Halpern, a research associate at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management –– scientists point to food provision as the factor that continues to require serious attention. The OHI defines a healthy ocean as one that sustainably delivers a...

2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Thomas A Isles To the Editor: Your Sept. 5 article regarding Suffolk County's proposed shellfish aquaculture program in Peconic and Gardiners Bay, entitled "Shell Game: Baymen Battle over Proposed Program," was way off base in the characterization of the proposed program. In particular, I would like to address two points: the scale of the program and the agricultural nature of the operation. The first paragraph of the article states the program will create, "thousands of private...

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2005-04-03 12:35:18

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Thousands of oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico could be converted into deep-sea fish farms raising red snapper, mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna and flounder, under a plan backed by the Bush administration. For years, marine biologists and oil companies have experimented using the giant platforms as bases for mariculture, but commercial use of the platforms as fish farms never got off the ground because of the federal government's reluctance to open up the...


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Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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