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2013-08-20 20:20:24

- The new gates weigh an average of 3,100 tons each PANAMA CITY, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway's Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise this morning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130820/MX67196LOGO ) "This is an exciting moment for the Panama Canal - the arrival of the new gates marks a...

Storm Surge Defense Alternatives Needed To Protect Coastal New York
2012-11-20 16:31:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New storm surge barriers are being proposed to help protect Lower Manhattan in New York City from storms such as those like the recent Superstorm Sandy. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, associate professor of landscape architecture in CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture, is calling for the deployment of a storm surge strategy that combines elements of soft infrastructure with the hardening of existing infrastructure like the...

2012-03-14 05:48:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, "the choices were retire by a golf course or out in the country on top of a mountain...," says Professor Andrew Carle. As boomers retire, niche communities seek to pair retirees with common interests. One niche community featured in Newsweek's Best in the U.S. Retirement Showcase is Lake Weir Living®. It's leading the motorcycle, RV and big-toy niche. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

LifeFone Personal Medical Alarms are an important tool to allow seniors to feel safe and independent in their own homes. For a limited time, LifeFone is offering a free Lock Box, a $39.95 savings. The hanging key safe lock box is designed to fit securely around the doorknob on your entry door. With the secret combination, summoned help can quickly retrieve the house key from inside the key safe lock box in an emergency without breaking into your home. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2011...

2011-04-11 00:00:38

NevGear and the V-Lock Quick Connect Mounting System make it easy to interchange accessories on your Golf Carts and NEV's. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 The V-Lock Company has agreed to provide the V-Lock® universal mounting system for incorporation on all NevGear products (http://www.nevgear.com). NevGear manufactures cargo accessories designed to attach to a mounting system specifically designed for golf carts with rear seat kits and safety bars. With the incorporation of...

2011-01-04 14:00:00

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has completed loading the second largest cargo in the history of its Pier 6 coal transloading facility at Lamberts Point in Norfolk. On Dec. 27, 2010, Norfolk Southern finished loading 155,522 net tons (141,089.268 metric tons) of coal into the M/V Cape Provence, destined for ArcelorMittal in Flushing, Netherlands. The coal came from various mines in 1,487 railroad coal cars. Capes Shipping was the ship agent/broker....

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2008-12-02 07:55:00

A city known for its famous canals is now underwater thanks to heavy rains and high winds that left it almost completely flooded on Monday after nearby sea levels hit their highest mark in 22 years. The mayor urged people to stay indoors; ferry and water taxi services in the lagoon city were suspended. Tourists and residents waded across streets and popular sites like St. Mark's Square in thigh-high water, while chairs of outdoor cafes were fully submerged. More than 99 percent of the city...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Elizabeth Hock and Laurie Edwards Water levels close to 4 feet below full pond are casting a wet blanket over Smith Mountain Lake. Lack of rainfall has put a damper on recreational activities -- from anglers who use public ramps to launch their boats to homeowners stuck in their coves. It's also forcing organizers of the lake's largest charity effort to come up with a contingency plan in case the dry spell continues. The remnants of Fay, a tropical depression that blew through the...

2008-08-14 00:00:24

By Emily Beament Invasive animals and plants which have been released or seed themselves into the wild are causing havoc on the UK's rivers and canals, according to British Waterways. Foreign pets such as terrapins, or garden plants such as giant hogweed, are damaging wildlife, and hampering access to banks and towpaths and maintenance of locks, bridges and channels, the agency said. Dealing with problem species costs British Waterways about 1m a year. The organisation, which manages a...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

By MAETZIG, Rob THE go-ahead has been given for a century-old Taranaki hydro power scheme to be recommissioned -- despite concerns it will hurt popular recreational use of the river. The Taranaki Regional Council hearing committee has approved an application by Normanby Power Ltd to restart the Normanby hydro scheme on the Waingongoro River. The decision follows a hearing last month when recreational users of the old scheme -- including those who operate the dam-dropping tourism...