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2014-04-28 12:24:21

TULSA, Okla., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Ross has joined Summit ESP as Vice President - Finance and will be located in the Tulsa headquarters. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81200 Steve brings to Summit ESP 25 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer with various international service and manufacturing companies. His most recent position was with GE Oil & Gas ESP (formerly Wood Group ESP) where he served for 15 years as their Executive Vice...

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2011-07-15 09:25:12

How influential are mass media portrayals of chimpanzees in television, movies, advertisements and greeting cards on public perceptions of this endangered species? That is what researchers based at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo sought to uncover in a new nationwide study published in PLoS ONE, an open-access scientific journal. Their findings reveal the potential role that media plays in creating widespread misunderstandings about the conservation status and nature of this great ape. Study...

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2009-08-18 13:35:00

Environmentalists are pushing for the protection of a large swath of coral reef off the Southeastern US coast. The underwater expanse of creatures and coral lies at the bottom of the Atlantic and spans about 23,000 square miles from North Carolina to Florida. But the collective is under threat from overfishing and energy prospects, and environmentalists are moving to push legislation that would protect the region. They claim that crab pots and bottom trawling for shrimp are the greatest...

2008-08-14 16:41:06

You might know Rocky, one of the most media-exposed orangutans. Perhaps you saw him with Fergie in a spread for Elle magazine's July 2007 Music Issue. Or maybe you recall him in a tiara in a Capital One credit card commercial. But you probably won't be seeing orangutans on the television screen any more. And in about 10 years, scientists fear, you might not be seeing orangutans at all. To counter a misconception that orangutans are not threatened, a myth fostered by their public...

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2008-07-03 09:10:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One of Earth's last frontiers lies off the Carolinas coast, on the cold, black ocean bottom 1,200 feet below the waves. Scientists are just beginning to explore deep-water coral reefs, possibly millions of years old, that stretch from North Carolina to Florida. They form pristine oases, alive with fish, crabs and weird creatures that one researcher says "look like Dr. Seuss went crazy down there." The discoveries have caught the attention of the Bush administration,...

2008-06-19 09:00:38

CHICAGO _ Like the great elder statesman that he is, one of the two oldest male zoo chimpanzees in North America spent time affably greeting old friends and other visitors during a rare public appearance last week at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. The chimp, named Keo, usually lives behind-the-scenes in a non-public area of the Regenstein Center for African Apes, ceding the spotlight to the zoo's second, younger chimp troop. But in honor of his 50th birthday on June 26, the zoo this week put...

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2008-03-14 00:00:00

CHICAGO -- Movie producers and advertisers have long relied on chimpanzees comically dressed as humans to entertain their audience, but scientists say the practice is bad for chimps not only as individuals but also as a species threatened with extinction. Primatologists reported Thursday in the journal Science that only 66 percent of visitors to Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago thought chimps were endangered. Many people surveyed said they assumed that because the apes are so widely used in...

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2007-10-20 08:05:00

NEW YORK -- It's a technique on the tip of a lot of parents' tongues - and maybe their children's too: Puree healthy fruits and vegetables, and sneak them into regular kid food like macaroni and cheese or chocolate pudding. Watch the kids unknowingly gobble down their vitamins, and smile. But what's got people talking isn't just the good idea, but the fact that two cookbooks released a few months apart focus on the strategy in strikingly similar ways. Throw in the fact that one is written by...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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