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Great Barrier Reef Is An Effective Wave Absorber: Study

University of Southampton New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs. This means that landward of the reefs, waves are mostly related to local...

Latest Water Stories

2014-09-22 08:22:44

New method developed to boost algae production efficiency MITTERTEICH, Germany and KIBBUTZ KETURA, Israel, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCHOTT [http://www.schott.com/tubing/english/index.html ] AG and Algatechnologies Ltd [http://www.algatech.com ]. (Algatech), have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study at Algatech's algae production facility. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/706687 )...

2014-09-22 08:21:38

PIRAEUS, Greece, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLead Holdings Ltd. (OTC: NEWL) ("NewLead" or the "Company") announced today that the "Newlead Castellano", a 2013-built dry-bulk eco-type Handysize vessel of 35,542 dwt, was delivered to NewLead's owned fleet on September 16, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/146986 The Newlead Castellano is trading on the spot market and is expected to generate approximately $1.7 million EBITDA per year assuming $1.73 million...

2014-09-21 23:02:19

Six C8 Lawsuit Have Been Selected to Represent the Thousands of C8 Claims Alleging Illnesses Such as Thyroid Disease and Kidney Cancer After Drinking C8 Contaminated Water Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 C8 lawsuits move forward in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio as the list of 20 possible C8 lawsuits selected for bellwether trials has been narrowed down to six, reports Wright & Schulte LLC. Court records show these six C8 lawsuits where chosen from the...

2014-09-18 16:22:00

Consent order and agreement will close five Washington County impoundments PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has signed a wide-ranging consent order and agreement with Range Resources for violations at six of its Washington County impoundments. The consent order requires the company to pay a $4.15 million fine, the largest against an oil and gas operator in the state's shale drilling era, close...

2014-09-18 12:31:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Water damage and flood damage keep us busy this time of year," reports Avi Haber of his water damage restoration specialists at NYC Duct Mold Water Cleanup (http://nycductmoldwatercleanup.com). Haber says that waiting too long after water intrudes may mean more extensive damage, including mold thriving out of sight. Flaming foliage and falling leaves may be signs of autumn in the Northeast, but so is falling rain and a lot of bad stuff that...

2014-09-18 08:24:00

NAZARETH, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Water systems, utilities, facility managers, and plumbers now have a guide to help in transitioning to new regulations enacted through the Safe Drinking Water Act. Flows.com, a leading online distributor of flow system components announced today the publication of the whitepaper, "Wading through the New Lead-Free Laws Guide to the Safe Water Drinking Act." The whitepaper is available as an eBook from the Flows.com online store. Photo -...

2014-09-18 08:22:57

LONDON, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mott MacDonald has acquired its UK water industry design and build joint venture partner Bentley Holdings Ltd (including its subsidiary company JN Bentley Ltd). The move is a natural progression in the highly successful 15-year partnership between the companies through the joint venture Mott MacDonald Bentley. JN Bentley employs over 700 people with a turnover of GBP120million. Over 80% of its business is derived through Mott...

2014-09-17 12:22:45

DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis Of The Desalination Industry In GCC Countries: All Sources Of Water With The Production And Consumption Data Alongwith Trends For The Last Decade (2004-2014)" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Aquifers are a major source of water in GCC countries. They are vast underground reservoirs of water. In the 1970s, the GCC governments undertook a major...

2014-09-17 08:21:02

Guests can save more than 55% on seven-night Caribbean cruises from $299 this fall, only available at iCruise.com® DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- iCruise.com, a leading national travel retailer, is giving guests the opportunity to set sail in a balcony on one of the world's newest mega ships, the MSC Divina, from $299 per person this fall with their Caribbean Blowout Sale. This unprecedented offer on seven-night Caribbean cruises saves more than 55% on...

2014-09-16 23:11:17

Partial Solutions Could Create New Crises Says Neil Grigg, PhD, on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Radio Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Much of the world, according to Neil Grigg, PhD, is experiencing a major extended drought crisis that in many regions affects economic growth, human health and basic survival. Grigg praises the many individuals who are dedicated to solving the crisis but warns that too many fresh water policy solutions...


Latest Water Reference Libraries

Hula Painted Frog, Discoglossus nigriventer
2014-08-18 15:55:22

The Hula painted frog was considered extinct by the IUCN since 1996. Very little is known about the species because very few specimens have been found. In 1940 two adults and two tadpoles were collected but the smaller one was eaten by the larger one, and the tadpoles were lost. A single Hula painted frog was found in 1955 which was the last record of this specimen. The extinction of this species is said to be the result of the draining of lake Hula and its marshes in the 1950’s. Only...

Blue-spotted Salamander, Ambystoma laterale
2014-01-31 13:35:04

The Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is part of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. A member of the Ambystomatidae family, the species ranges throughout eastern and central US and Canada. The Blue-spotted salamander prefers seasonal woodlands and forests and finds shelter in wet, damp areas. Hiding under damp leaves, rocks, logs and moss, the salamander is able to find cover. Mostly comprised of their long tail, the Blue-spotted salamander reaches lengths of 3.15 to 5...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

Crown Of Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci
2013-11-11 10:54:41

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that extends from the Red Sea to the African coasts in the east and from the Indian Ocean to the western coasts of Central America. It prefers a habitat in coral reefs, which can be harmed if population numbers are too high. Damage occurs when filamentous algae covers bare skeletons of coral and the starfish move in to feed, stripping...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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