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2014-07-31 02:15:58

Winnie Axelsen, Aarhus University Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population and keep the current energy and power solutions going if we continue doing what we are doing today. It is a clash of competing necessities, between drinking water and energy demand. Behind the research is a group of researchers...

ocean acidification risk index
2014-07-31 02:00:58

NOAA Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research that will be published online in Progress in Oceanography. Many of Alaska’s nutritionally and economically valuable marine fisheries are located in waters that are already experiencing ocean acidification, and will see more in the near future, the study shows. Communities in southeast and southwest Alaska face the...

2014-07-30 08:22:34

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (the "Company") announced today that trading through one or more market makers has commenced on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "GSKNF" for its new common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and under the symbol "GNKSF" for warrants to purchase its new common stock. The Company's new common stock and warrants were issued as described in its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 15,...

deepwater horizon coral
2014-07-30 04:28:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is more widespread than previously believed, as experts have located two additional deep-water coral communities that were damaged by the 2010 disaster. The discovery was made by a team of researchers led by Penn State University biology professor Charles Fisher, and is detailed in a paper published online Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

2014-07-29 23:15:09

Expanded Responsibilities for Industry Executive Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Plymouth Technology, Inc., a provider of industrial and Oil & Gas wastewater treatment chemicals and applications engineering solutions, today announced that John Cook has been promoted to Regional Manager. Cook has worked in the wastewater treatment process industry for more than 25 years and joined Plymouth Technology as a Sales Representative in 2013. He previously worked as a Senior Chemical...

2014-07-29 23:05:23

An industry leader in manufacturing organic food and supplements, renewable energy, and clean water products has released a new, revolutionary product. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Representatives with BNatrl announced today that it has officially released a new product called BNatrl Silver Solution 12ppm. “It’s safe for everyday use,” said Lis Herrey, CEO and spokesperson for BNatrl LLC. “It helps boost your immune system and protect you and your loved ones from...

2014-07-28 23:05:06

Six students have been awarded a total of $7500 from the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Fund of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Fund awards. Considered by AWRA and our members to be one of the organization's greatest accomplishments, the scholarship fund, established in 1980, has helped...

2014-07-28 12:25:38

Cruise Ships Offer Convenience and Comfort to Explore New Beauty and Fitness Activities FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While health and wellness are an important consideration for vacationers, a new survey shows Americans are reluctant to try new spa and fitness activities - 40 percent say they never try anything new, citing cost and availability as top barriers. However, staying fit on a cruise vacation has never been easier, according to Cruise...

2014-07-28 12:22:01

Best ever Explore 4 early booking benefits include free beverage package, Pinnacle Grill dinner, new suite offer and more SEATTLE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line knows the trend for savvy travelers is to book vacations well in advance. To encourage those early bookings the line is returning with its popular "Explore 4" savings program that is better than before with four exceptional offers on select 2015 and 2016 sailings....

2014-07-27 23:00:05

Mohammad Awad unveils captivating educational story for children in new book. ENGLAND (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Pollution is dangerous and it is immensely affecting the sea where a lot of animals cannot find food anymore. Subsequently, humans will not find food as well, in addition to the polluted water where neither human and sea animals can swim in. “Wade the Whale” by Mohammad Awad follows Wade the whale and Danny the dolphin and their adventures in saving the marine animals from water...


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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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'