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2009-04-08 06:30:00

ATLANTA, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) announced today that it has completed construction and permitting activities related to installation of its proprietary treatment process for characteristic hazardous wastes at its South Georgia facility. Characteristic hazardous wastes are defined as wastes that exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. The new system designed...

2008-09-16 09:00:29

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The ultimate expedition for Penguin lovers will take place in November 2009 when Quark Expeditions' Kapitan Khlebnikov cuts the ice and journeys to Snow Hill Island and South Georgia seeking the world's two largest penguins. On board the 22-day "Emperors & Kings: Snow Hill and South Georgia" expedition will be internationally acclaimed wildlife artist Robert Bateman and renowned wildlife photographer Birgit Freybe Bateman. To view the Multimedia...

2008-09-03 12:00:24

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- South Georgia residents now have access to the Internet, e-mail and other data on their laptops at faster speeds and can download music, watch videos, play 3D games and more on their phones as Verizon Wireless rolls out its high-speed wireless broadband network in the middle South Georgia area. Customers can now enjoy access to Verizon Wireless' flagship services -- BroadbandAccess and V CAST -- in the following areas: -- Perry --...

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2005-04-22 08:00:00

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Heavy rain and warmer temperatures have unleashed swarms of hungry mosquitos in parts of south Georgia and northern Florida, and mosquito-control crews are gearing up for an onslaught of the bloodsucking pests in other parts of the South. Besides tormenting humans and animals with their painful, itching bites, mosquitos raise health concerns because some transmit West Nile virus and other deadly diseases. Elmer Gray, a University of Georgia entomologist in Athens, said...


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2008-09-17 14:33:17

The South Georgia Pipit (Anthus antarcticus), is a bird found only on the South Georgia archipelago. It is the Antarctic's only song bird, South Georgia's only passerine, and one of the few non-seabirds of the region. It builds nests from dried grass, and lays four eggs a year. It lives off insects and spiders, and beach debris. It has been threatened by environmental damage caused by humans and introductions of predators to the islands such as cats and rats. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2007-10-24 13:46:19

The White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), is a large seabird in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. The diet of the White-chinned Petrel is composed mainly of krill, followed by fish. White-chinned Petrels feed by surface...

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2007-02-13 15:47:10

The Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) is one of seven seals in the genus Arctocephalus. As its name suggests, the Antarctic Fur Seal is distributed in Antarctic waters. Around 95% of the world population breeds at South Georgia. It is named for the German naval vessel the SMS Gazelle that collected the first specimen from Kerguelen Island. The species is also known as the Kerguelen Fur Seal. Physical description This fur seal has a short and broad snout compared with others in...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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