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2008-09-01 06:00:24

Excerpt from report in English by the website of Bhutan's autonomous national newspaper Kuensel on 1 September [by Ugyen Penjore] 1 September: The shortage of sand from riverbeds is going to grow, warns the Natural Resources Development Corporation (NRDC).

2008-08-20 09:01:30

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug.

2008-08-18 21:00:17

By MARY ANN ALBRIGHT Before jumping into lake, pond or ocean water, check for signs warning of public health dangers. As temperatures rise, so too do water quality concerns. It's tempting to head to the lake, pond or beach for a dip, but there are some risks to consider.

2008-08-02 00:00:14

By The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 2--Hilton Head Island was the in the enviable position this week of sitting back and watching officials up the coast scramble to defend water quality off their beaches.

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By James Rosen / McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON - A prominent environmental group trashed South Carolina's beaches Tuesday, ranking their waters the sixth-most contaminated in the country. The S.C.

2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Daily Breezeial Southern California beaches received their annual grading from the Natural Resources Defense Council this week, and some of the results were appalling. Swimmers might conclude that they should look, but not touch. Beautiful Santa Catalina Island produced the ugliest results.

2008-07-30 21:00:25

By Kristin S. Agostoni Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro and Catalina Island's Avalon Beach are ranked once again as two of the state's most polluted stretches of coastline.

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2008-07-30 12:15:00

The water at ocean and Great Lakes beaches across the U.S. were posted as unsafe for swimming for 22,571 days in 2007, the second-highest level since the Natural Resources Defense Council began keeping track in 1991.

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 30--Connecticut's Long Island Sound beaches had a cleaner year in 2007 than the year before, bucking a national trend, although the improvement may simply be a result of drier weather.

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Kevin Clerici, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 30--Despite water-quality gains at beaches countywide, Rincon Beach in north Ventura County was one of the most polluted in California in 2007, according to a new Natural Resources Defense Council report.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.