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2014-07-07 10:26:13

IIASA China’s richest provinces have an outsized environmental impact on the country’s water-scarce regions, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the University of Maryland. Many developed regions in China are not only drawing from their own water resources but also contributing to water depletion in other water-scarce regions of the country through imports of food and other water-intensive goods, according to the new...

2014-07-07 08:28:13

ROCKVILLE, Md. and BALTIMORE, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a regional private-public partnership focusing on commercializing market-relevant biohealth innovations and increasing access to early-stage funding in Central Maryland, today announced the launch of a new service offering: the Startup Package for Client Companies. The new package is designed to provide early-stage biohealth companies in Central Maryland with access to critical professional...

2014-07-04 23:03:58

The 'Make Their Mark' MSA Awareness Tour salutes Mark Versel, who died from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and terminal neurodegenerative disease. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Two cyclists begin their ride of more than 850 miles today, the 4th of July, to raise awareness of multiple system atrophy (MSA), a rare and terminal neurological disease that took the life of a loved one. Neil Versel and Malcolm Versel will bike from Neil's home in Chicago to Washington, D.C., in...

2014-07-03 23:02:22

Harbor Village Florida comments on Maryland's increasing rates of deaths related to heroin abuse. USA (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As reported by The Washington Post in the article Heroin Deaths Spike in Maryland (6/27), the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has recently discovered that heroin-related deaths in the state have gone up by 88% within the last three years. Many local residents reported that they were expecting the result to be a large number but did not...

2014-07-03 12:24:06

What are the possible fallouts of setting off fireworks illegally in the state of Maryland BALTIMORE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fireworks are a favorite site among us all especially on the Fourth of July. However in the state of Maryland setting off fireworks is illegal unless they are public display. However, setting these displays which are illegal are a potentially hazardous proposition, which can lead to a number of severe situations that may occur, which could possibly...

2014-07-02 23:09:39

Virginia and Maryland Economies Continue Relative Decline Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 DIVER Geo Score results for June have been released. The DIVER Geo Score represents a relative score of the economic health of a U.S. state, county or city. Based on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the best, this data is updated monthly and is calculated from multiple economic and demographic factors related to three primary data categories—employment, income and housing. The DIVER Geo Score...

2014-07-02 23:04:44

Analyzing relevancy, reach, engagement and cone of influence, Vocus selects the top email marketing gurus Beltsville, Maryland (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software, today announced its 2014 Top 50 Email Marketing Influencers on Social Media. Influencers featured on the list scored the highest for relevancy (the volume of on-topic tweets related to email marketing), timeliness (recent tweets related to email...

2014-07-02 08:21:06

Waypoint Global Strategies is a strategy and technology consulting firm providing flight safety training, UAV flight operations, and advanced analytics to civil and commercial clients worldwide ORLANDO, Fla., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Waypoint Global Strategies, Inc., announced today that Thomas Snitch, Ph.D., distinguished senior professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, has joined the firm to lead its Applied Innovations division. As Director of Applied...

2014-07-01 23:04:55

White paper outlines how public relations professionals can obtain media coverage in the new era of journalism Beltsville, Maryland (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based public relations and marketing software, today published “Pitch Perfect: The Ultimate Guide to Securing Publicity for Your Business,” a step-by-step blueprint for pitching journalists in the digital era. With the rise of the 24/7 news cycle, bloggers and reporters are struggling to...

2014-07-01 23:01:32

Event teaches students about technology careers, teamwork, all while having fun. National Harbor, Maryland (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Middle school students from across the nation competed in the first-ever Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) finals this weekend at National Harbor, Maryland outside of Washington, DC. The U.S. Army formally announced the winners of the event today. The event, held on June 29 and June 30, 2014, took place during the Technology Student Association’s (TSA) 2014 National...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Annapolis Maryland
2012-07-16 17:06:13

If you live in Annapolis Maryland or the Baltimore Maryland area this is what you can roughly expect to see when it comes to your heating and cooling budget. The above graph shows the situations that occurred during previous phases of all three events such as normal conditions along with EL-Nino and La-Nina. The left side is a normal month of March that shows the Heating Degree Days can exceed 600, while during a EL-Nino phase warming occurs which is represented by the drop in Heating...

2012-06-14 11:30:18

Symbol: RHMAM2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RHDE3 Rhexia delicatula Small   RHFI3 Rhexia filiformis Small   RHLA8 Rhexia lanceolata Walter   RHMAE Rhexia mariana L. var. exalbida Michx.   RHMAL Rhexia mariana L. var. leiosperma Fernald & Grisc. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC,...

2012-06-14 12:35:13

Symbol: POMA8 Group: Dicot Family: Polygalaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   POHA7 Polygala harperi Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-15 05:45:40

Symbol: LEMA15 Group: Lichen Family: Lecideaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecideaceae Genus   Lecidea Ach. – lecidea lichen Species   Lecidea marylandensis H. Magn. – Maryland lecidea lichen

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.