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Palau Coral Reefs Surprisingly Resistant To Naturally Acidified Waters
2014-01-16 10:54:13

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean researchers working on the coral reefs of Palau in 2011 and 2012 made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification, and aid in the creation of a plan to protect them. The team collected water samples at nine points along a transect that stretched from the open ocean, across the barrier reef, into the lagoon and then into the bays and inlets around the Rock Islands of Palau,...

Heavy Rain Around Super-Typhoon Haiyan's Eye Seen By NASA
2013-11-06 13:34:22

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Super Typhoon Haiyan continues moving toward the Philippines, and when NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead, it was very close to the island of Palau and packing heavy rainfall. Haiyan is now equivalent to a Category 5 Hurricane. The forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC accurately predicted that Typhoon Haiyan would become a powerful category five typhoon with sustained winds estimated to be over 135 knots/~155 mph. On Nov. 6, a...

NASA Looks At Typhoon Haiyan's Intense Rainfall
2013-11-06 11:11:41

NASA As Typhoon Haiyan has been strengthening, NASA's TRMM satellite investigated how much rain was falling throughout the storm. Typhoon Haiyan is now closing in on Yap and Palau with a forecast to move through the central Philippines, so all of those areas are under warnings and watches. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM passed over Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 4 at 1042 UTC/5:42 a.m. EDT. TRMM's Precipitation Radar instrument provided data on rainfall in...

2013-08-06 08:35:51

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and BARCELONA, SPAIN, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis, Inc. (NYSE: ACT) and Palau Pharma, S.A. today announced that Actavis Specialty Brands has acquired worldwide rights to Palau Pharma's Albaconazole development product, an oral antifungal agent for the treatment of vulvo-vaginal candidiasis, onychomycosis and other antifungal applications. Albaconazole is a new oral triazole discovered at Palau Pharma, with a potent broad-spectrum antifungal activity, and...

2013-06-27 23:24:11

Otis College of Art and Design’s Creative Action Program honors Western Pacific war veterans. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Students from Otis College of Art and Design traveled to the Western Pacific Republic of Palau for continued work on the Palau Freedom Memorial Project, a collaboration with the Palauan government and Palau Community College to design a memorial commemorating Palauan military war veterans from WWII to the present. Andrew Leeka, President and CEO of Good...

2012-12-11 08:23:21

DALLAS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through Continente 2012 - five nights of call-in TV programming broadcast throughout the Spanish-speaking world - evangelist Luis Palau had the opportunity to offer biblical advice and counseling on matters of faith to millions of viewers in dozens of nations December 3-7. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121211/DC27335) The Luis Palau Association collaborated with Enlace Television, the largest Spanish Christian network, to...

"Hot Towers" Seen By NASA In Intensifying Typhoon Bopha
2012-11-30 16:39:34

NASA Bopha intensified into a typhoon today, Nov. 30, as it continues to affect the islands in Micronesia in the western North Pacific Ocean. NASA's TRMM satellite captured rainfall data of Bopha and noticed "Hot Tower" thunderstorms as it was intensifying from a tropical storm into a typhoon. When NASA and the Japanese Space Agency's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed over Bopha twice on Nov. 29, and the later data showed that the area of heaviest rainfall had...

2012-09-20 02:24:40

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the world's largest diver training organization, today launched its "Kids Sea Camp" contest, a campaign that enables the ultimate parent-child bonding adventure of exploring the underwater world together through scuba diving. PADI welcomes parents of families who obtain their PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certifications during the contest promotion to...

2012-08-16 10:22:50

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the heart of Africa's "Harbor of Peace," world evangelist Andrew Palau and 700 Tanzanian churches fostered unity, love, and humanitarian outreach through the Love Tanzania Festival. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120816/DC58817) The evangelistic event August 11-12 at Jangwani Grounds attracted more than 125,000 attendees and led several thousand individuals in public commitments to Jesus Christ. Palau's...

2012-07-17 10:23:42

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 80,000 people flooded National Heroes Park - the largest open space in Kingston - on Saturday for the 10th annual Fun in the Son music festival. World evangelist Andrew Palau, singer Kirk Franklin, and a bevy of Jamaican artists set their sights on transforming the community through music, service, and the Good News of Jesus Christ. The festival was an official part of Jamaica's Year of Jubilee, celebrating 50 years of...