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Million Dollar Grand Challenge Issued For Dead Zone Solutions
2014-02-19 04:11:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In response to President Obama’s call for institutions and philanthropists to help find solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, Tulane University announced Monday that it would offer a $1 million prize to the researcher or entrepreneur who devises the best plan to combat annual “dead zones” in lakes and oceans. In a statement, the university said that it was soliciting innovative solutions to battle hypoxia, or...

2014-02-18 23:21:30

This seminar covers all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Blythewood, SC (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Spirax Sarco, the leader in products and services for steam systems, is excited to announce their latest training event: Basic Steam Boiler Operator Training. This five-day course is being held on April 7 – 11, 2014 at Spirax Sarco’s state-of-the-art training facility in Blythewood, South Carolina where participants will learn virtually all facets of...

2014-02-18 08:22:57

LONDON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Analysis of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market in Saudi ArabiaMarket Ripe for New EntrantsThe water and wastewater treatment equipment market in Saudi Arabia is poised to reflect immense growth potential amid increasing population and industrial output. High land desert cover, population growth, increased level of industrialization and increased government spending are...

2014-02-16 23:00:59

The theme of this year’s Global Water Summit is “Water for Growth” reflecting the fact that water is not just necessary to facilitate economic expansion, but can also, through productivity gains, be an engine of growth in itself. New technologies, better operational practices and inspired leadership are significant factors in creating greater security and success for cities and for businesses. Oxford, UK (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 The Global Water Summit - Water for Growth convenes...

2014-02-15 12:22:22

-- The Snorkelboard Factory launches new product, The Snorkelboard® NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Snorkelboard Factory today introduced a new product, the Snorkelboard®, a personal body board with embedded anti-fog and anti-leak goggles. The official product launch is scheduled to take place at the 111th annual American International Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140215/NY66105...

NASA Satellite Data Find There Is Hope For Water In Aral Sea Basin
2014-02-14 14:25:27

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team - NASA A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its water volume over the last 50 years. Its watershed -- the enormous closed basin around the sea -- encompasses Uzbekistan and parts...

2014-02-14 12:21:20

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Rain for Rent has been serving the agricultural community in California since 1934. Through the decades, we've made many friends in the community, partnering with growers to provide effective, efficient irrigation systems. This drought affects us all and we want to help farmers get through it as painlessly as possible. Rain for Rent offers a variety of products and services from pumps, pipe, tanks, and filtration systems for industrial...

2014-02-13 23:04:25

Drought help for California is on the way in the form of new water saving technology from Water Select. The company is currently engaging California cities, municipalities, water districts, green plumbers, water conservation companies, and even the governor to make sure everyone is aware of the new technology which makes it easy to save water. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Water Select® is working hard to get the word out about its new water conservation technology that is...

2014-02-13 16:20:18

BBC's Katty Kay to moderate State of the Global Cruise Industry panel MIAMI, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruise Shipping Miami's popular State of the Industry plenary session has been retooled and renamed for the 30th anniversary edition of the cruise industry's premier annual event, set for March 10-13, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Now called the State of the Global Cruise Industry, the panel will feature the chief executives of the world's four largest cruise...

2014-02-13 08:22:48

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 13, 2014 PRNewswire/ -- The world's foremost experts on storm- and surface-water quality are preparing to gather at the Portland Convention Center next August 3-7 to explore the newest surface and stormwater pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130529/LA22573LOGO) With clean water and...


Latest Water Reference Libraries

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...

Giglioli’s Whale, Amphiptera pacifica
2013-08-19 13:14:53

The Giglioli’s Whale was discovered by zoologist Enrico Hillyer Giglioli on September 4, 1867, 1200 miles of the coast of Chile. He did not recognize the whale as any known species. It was observed for 15 minutes swimming close to his ship. Giglioli described the whale as being 60 feet long with an elongated body and having two dorsal fins 6.5 feet apart. No other known species of whale has two dorsal fins. It had long sickle-shaped flippers and lacked furrows under the throat....

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