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2010-09-23 14:26:00

Highlights from Yearly Event Include the First Interstate River Trash Limit WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alice Ferguson Foundation's (AFF) 5th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit took place Wednesday, along the shores of the Potomac, at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. The event brought together more than 300 area influencers and decision-makers to address litter on a cross-regional level. "We reached significant milestones today with our partners that...

2010-09-08 00:41:06

The report, "Long-term reductions in anthropogenic nutrients link to improvements in Chesapeake Bay habitat is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003590107.  Images are available on the project website. The Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests. Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity...

2010-07-01 18:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a five-week trial, a fish wholesaler and two of its employees were found guilty with purchasing illegally harvested striped bass, known locally as rockfish, from the Potomac River in Virginia and Maryland from 1995 through 2007, the Justice Department announced today. Ocean Pro Ltd. d/b/a Profish, one of the largest District of Columbia seafood wholesalers, its vice-president Timothy Lydon of Bethesda, Md., and its fish buyer,...

2010-06-01 08:26:00

NEWBURG, Md., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Maryland has installed an anemometer as the first step towards turning the Cobb Neck peninsula into the first wind-dependent community in the mid-Atlantic. The digital device was installed on Friday, May 28, 2010 on top of a 30 meter (just under 100 foot) tower on the highest point on Cobb Neck. It will provide data over the next year to determine if the site produces enough wind to make a turbine feasible. "You need specific wind speed...

2010-05-10 10:00:00

Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson from 40 Groups Anticipates Content of EPA Plan Due Wednesday; Emphasis Placed on Meeting December Deadline for Bay Pollution Load Rule. WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just two days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is due to outline its "Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay" on May 12, 2010, a broad coalition of 40 national and regional groups is urging the federal agency "to exercise leadership...

2010-04-14 12:48:00

New staff and partners expand this popular program WASHINGTON, April 14, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Rivers, the nation's leading river conservation organization, today announced the kickoff of its 2010 National River Cleanup season and the strengthening of the program through the hiring of a full-time National River Cleanup Campaign Manager. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) Last year, American Rivers sponsored the most successful National River...

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2010-04-06 11:58:17

New research by a team of ecologists and hydrologists shows that water temperatures are increasing in many streams and rivers throughout the United States. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, documents that 20 major U.S. streams and rivers "“ including such prominent rivers as the Colorado, Potomac, Delaware, and Hudson "“ have shown statistically significant long-term warming. By analyzing historical records from 40 sites located...

2010-02-26 06:30:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 2009 income from continuing operations of $494 million compared to 2008 income from continuing operations of $1.215 billion 2009 adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $890 million compared to 2008 adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $782 million Fourth quarter 2009 adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $184 million compared to fourth quarter 2008 adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations of $150 million Reduced 2010...

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2009-07-31 10:16:22

Pesticides from homes and farms contribute significantly to the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay, U.S. scientists and public health experts said. More than 16 million people live around the Chesapeake Bay, the largest and most biologically diverse estuary in the United States, the Maryland Pesticide Network and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future said Friday in a release. The Unaddressed Bay Polluter, a study sponsored by the groups, urges government agencies at all levels to...

2009-03-09 07:17:00

Draft Horse to Help Usher in New Energy Era in Southern Maryland SWAN POINT, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The first residential wind turbine in Southern Maryland will rise where the Potomac River meets Cuckold Creek near Swan Point, MD about 60 miles southeast of the nation's capital. A draft horse named "King" from a nearby farm will be hoisting the turbine into place. "It's a symbol from one era to another. From horsepower to wind power," says Sheryl Elliott who, along with her husband...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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