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2011-02-23 17:46:53

Much of the Mississippi River's sediment load doesn't come from field runoff, according to work by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Instead, the scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have confirmed that stream bank collapse and failure can be chief contributors to high sediment levels in the silty streams and rivers that flow into the Mississippi.

2011-01-05 13:18:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A flourishing watershed at Peabody Energy's Farmersburg Mine has earned one of Indiana's highest environmental honors.

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2010-12-15 16:09:02

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado's Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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2010-12-15 08:37:34

Locke Island is a small island in a bend of the Columbia River in eastern Washington that plays a special role in the culture of the local Indian tribes, but since the 1970s, it has been eroding away at a rate that has alarmed tribal leaders.

2010-11-04 01:16:29

The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90 percent of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study.

2010-05-24 02:01:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Gracenote® today announced its MusicID-Stream(TM) technology is powering the new smart drive app for the iPhone for smart fortwo owners, representing the world's first deployment of a streaming music identification solution by an automotive manufacturer (smart is a brand of Daimler AG).

2009-11-25 13:57:37

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a unique new computer model called the Virtual StreamLab, designed to help restore real streams to a healthier state.

2009-08-19 09:55:24

The Wildlife Conservation Society says a monitoring system it uses to measure stream habitat has been adopted by a U.S. agency working to restore waterways. The conservation group said the technique, used in a study to rapidly measure stream habitat, has been adopted by the U.S.

2008-09-09 18:00:15

By COURTNEY HACKNEY The recent visit by Tropical Storm Fay reminds us that the First Coast is subject to change at any time. Nature doesn't care where we place property boundaries or homes and may change the landscape without notice.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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