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2010-07-21 09:30:00

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hank Freid, CEO of Impulsive Group, a Manhattan-based lifestyle hospitality company, has partnered with the non-profit conservation group Oceana to raise money in support of relief efforts for the Deepwater Drilling Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. From July 22 to Sept. 1, 2010, guests staying at Impulsive Group's hotels throughout the city can help the cause and make a contribution to Oceana during their visit.* Donations can be made in the amount of $2,...

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2010-03-11 10:55:00

The loggerhead sea turtle should be classified as an endangered species, American wildlife agencies recommended on Wednesday, in a move that could provide enhanced protection for the world's largest hard-shelled turtle by next summer. According to Baltimore Sun reporter Timothy B. Wheeler, "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said they had determined that the status of seven of nine population groups of the turtles...

2009-12-07 07:23:00

UPPSALA, Sweden and EDISON, N.J., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Q-Med AB and Oceana Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that the SOLESTA(TM) pivotal study succeeded in meeting both primary endpoints for the treatment of fecal incontinence. Q-Med AB and Oceana Therapeutics, Inc. intend to submit a PMA application to the FDA during the first quarter of 2010 based on the results of this study. "This study is the ultimate result of years of hard work as we developed a product using our minimally...

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2009-10-21 12:55:00

Environmental groups and international agencies are submitting their proposals to ban trade of certain products derived from endangered species. The proposals have been issued to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) prior to its triennial meeting in Qatar next year. Tanzania and Zambia have requested to lift a trade embargo on ivory in order to control the amount of elephant tusks being traded internationally. Another primary concern in Qatar is expected to be...

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2009-07-28 14:10:00

The increase in demand for bluefin tuna has resulted in a call from Monaco and CITES to place Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna on the world's endangered species list.Monaco and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) claim that the increased demand for bluefin tuna has caused the species' population to decline in the Atlantic and Mediterranean during the past 10 years.Monaco said the bluefin population in the west Atlantic has...

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2009-06-21 10:35:00

In an effort to protect rare sea turtles from being caught and killed in fishing nets, fishery managers have looked to a Cape Cod company to build a device they think can help save the turtles without interfering with fishing profits. The device is called a "tow-time logger", which is a 7-inch silver cylinder attached to fishing nets to record how long the net is submerged in the water. That amount of time is absolutely critical if a turtle is captured in the net and dragged behind fishing...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

- The Natural Resources Defense Council, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana and the United Nations Environment Programme join the effort - - World premiere of Acid Test: The Challenge of Ocean Acidification with Sigourney Weaver - SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Planet Green presents Blue August, a robust month of on-air and on-line programming that brings to life the wonders and mysteries of the aquatic -- from the majesty of our oceans to the critical issue of clean...

2009-05-29 12:45:55

The world's oldest sea turtles -- leatherbacks and loggerheads -- will become extinct unless U.S. agencies do more to protect them, a lawsuit says. To save the turtles, the Obama administration must alter the policies set by former President George W. Bush, said Todd Steiner, executive director of the California-based Turtle Island Restoration Network. Otherwise, we will lose these magnificent animals in our life, Steiner said. The western Pacific leatherbacks swim from Indonesia to...

2009-05-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautica(R), a leading global lifestyle brand, has announced the launch of a new cause-marketing platform that will focus on ocean conservation. For 2009, Nautica(R) is a proud corporate sponsor of Oceana, a global ocean conservation organization, and supports its mission to protect the world's oceans. Oceana with its team of marine scientists, economists and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and help prevent the...

2009-04-14 01:33:45

Actors Noah Wyle and Jeff Garlin led a celebrity lineup at a fundraiser in Santa Monica, Calif., to benefit the marine conservation organization, Oceana. Project Save Our Surf -- which was also attended by David Chokachi (Baywatch) and Eric Balfour (24) -- raised $40,000, organizers said. Actress Tanna Frederick and surfing star Shaun Tomson served as hosts for the April 5 event. An all-star lineup of surfers -- including Rob Machado, James Pribram, Jeremy Sherwin, Alex Gray, David O'Donnell,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'